At OMP, each director has participated in high level sport and has experienced success in building a professional career.
This personal experience gives us the required insight into running a management group. Our primary focus is supporting and nurturing talented sportsmen and women, with the goal of providing our clients with the ideal environment to achieve their dreams as well as becoming financially secure and independent. OMP takes a personal approach, aiming to be involved with the athlete and their family throughout their career. Furthermore, OMP offers post career support to ensure clients are able to succeed in their chosen field upon retirement from sport.
After completing a full tennis scholarship at Florida State University, Josephine returned to Australia to become a Level 2 Tennis Australia Qualified Professional Coach.
Since starting the Josephine O’Gorman Tennis Academy, she has had 28 years of coaching, mentoring and business experience, managing in excess of 300 students until recently.
Additionally, Josephine has occupied positions as a board member of two of Australia’s largest tennis organizations: The Australian Federation Cup Foundation and Tennis Coaches Association Victoria.
Josephine is a Licensed Real Estate Agent and is the Officer in Effective Control of OMP Real Estate. OMP Real Estate has negotiated property sales in excess of $30 million.
OMP Real Estate also manages property portfolios ranging in annual rentals from $40,000 to $980,000 and residential rentals from $7,280 to $91,000.
Josephine has assisted OMP’s clients in buying and selling real estate as well as managing rental properties.
Josephine, as a Licensed Estate Agent is uniquely placed to assist OMP clients with real estate purchases and sales. Josephine also acts as a Buyer’s Advocate for our clients, attending open for inspections and auctions. Her extensive real estate network is a substantial advantage to our clients when wishing to buy or sell.
With over 40 years’ experience as both a sportsperson and coach, Josephine is well placed to oversee our clients’ welfare and development. She has a clear understanding of athletes demands and has a unique ability to guide, motivate and provide direction as needed.
Neil played AFL for the Melbourne Football Club between 1972-1974. He retired at age 20 to concentrate on his university medical studies, graduating in 1977. He pursued a career in surgery, and become a fully trained paediatric surgeon in 1987.
He practiced as a surgeon until 2013, but wanting to expand his interests he studied finance and investment at the Securities Institute of Australia, and completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment in 2002.
From 2000 to 2005 Neil worked part-time as a fund manager and biotech analyst for K2 Asset Management, managing investments. in excess of $500 million.
In 2005 he created Specialist Management Services Pty Ltd that provides services to the medical specialist industry. He then completed the AICD Company Directors course in 2007.
Since retiring from his surgical practice Neil co-manages substantial property and share equity assets within a private business structure. He maintains a strong connection to the finance industry as the Chair of Viridian Portfolio Management an Australian stock market investment fund based in Melbourne.
Neil has been an accredited AFL Player/Manager since 2010. Neil is also accredited with the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) (2013) and Rugby Union Players Association (RUPA) (2014).
As a trained surgeon Neil is on top of our clients’ medical needs and injury management. He has an outstanding network in the medical field and is able to confidently translate injury concerns.
Neil is an experienced financial manager and enjoys mentoring our clients with weekly meetings regarding wealth management. He has also arranged for our clients to have the opportunity of work experience with his impressive financial network.
As a former Melbourne footballer, Neil has an excellent understanding of the AFL. Our clients gravitate to him for his intelligent and measured advice.
Ray Purcell is a practicing lawyer with 30 years experience in contract negotiations. He completed a combined Degree of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Law at Monash University in 1985. He was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia in 1987.
Since 1991 he has been a principal of his law firm, practicing in commercial law and other areas.
Ray has a wide range of clientele including sporting professionals, sporting and community associations, local, national and international companies and businesses.
Ray was an accomplished sportsperson in his own right, playing representative cricket and football. He was a professional runner for a period, winning a professional gift.
Ray has successfully negotiated our clients’ playing and marketing contracts. His extensive legal background places him as an elite negotiator. Our clients
have full confidence in Ray preparing, executing and negotiating their contracts.
Ray’s legal experience places him as a preferred Manager to procure and negotiate our clients’ sponsorship and endorsement arrangements. He has worked closely with Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Jeep, Wool Innovation Limited, Bollé, Virus Clothing and Select Australia Cards to produce outstanding results to maximise our clients’ earnings.
In 2017, Ray worked closely with the AFLPA for a landmark tax ruling and re-structuring of AFL Player remuneration contracts. This places our clients at the forefront industry change.
James leads OMP’s recruitment division, specialising in identifying talented footballers. James regularly attends TAC Cup matches on weekends to both search for talent coming through the pathway as well as provide feedback to existing OMP clients. James also assists in finding sponsorship and marketing opportunities for OMP talent.
James has a passion for fitness and performance and was a finalist in the 2013 Stawell Gift. James represented Australia and medalled in the 110m hurdles at the Junior Olympics.
James has successfully provided AFL draftees with personalised strength and conditioning programs designed to maximise their performance testing at the National and State Combines.
James continues to compete as a professional runner and has a degree in Exercise Science and Sport Management.
Rohan was drafted by the Melbourne Football Club in 2008 and forged an AFL career spanning 7 seasons and 71 senior games.
Rohan brings to OMP a wealth of experience as a past AFL player. He has successfully mentored young footballers and is available to assist with preparation and performance.
Rohan is a registered Real Estate Agent’s Representative and in 2016 worked as a Sales & Leasing Consultant in commercial real estate transitioning out of football.
Rohan is working with both OMP recruiting team and OMP Real Estate. Rohan has qualifications in Fitness, Sport & Recreation and Business and Training & Assessment.