Caydon Leadership Team

Joe Russo
Managing Principal, US & Australia

Joe founded Caydon in 1999 and continues to be hands-on from concept to the successful completion of every project. He’s always a step ahead of the market in predicting the most desirable locations, and makes the most of every viable opportunity presented to him.

Emma Alexander, Acting COO

Emma, a native Melburnian, relocated to Houston in 2016 to head up the US Sales, Marketing and overall Operations. Emma has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and during her eight years with Caydon, has worked in various capacities to bring 15 large-scale Australian and US projects to life.

Andrew Jones, Project & Corporate Funding

Andrew has over 20 years of property development experience specialising in accounting, tax and finance. His primary responsibility is to procure project and corporate funding as well as to maintain efficient capital structures. Andrew is a Chartered Accountant, qualified Finance Broker and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Giuditta De Santis, Director of Architecture and Design

Giuditta leads Caydon's in house Architecture and Design team. Her thorough and collaborative approach is accompanied by a creative flair that ensures a remarkable result across all projects. Guiditta's impressive experience includes over 10 years of local and international experience. Giuditta has a Masters degree in Architecture with First Class Honours.

Steve Williams, International Marketing Director

Steve has over 15 year’s senior management experience in marketing, brand and general management, delivering profitable growth across various consumer goods and commercial sectors. A versatile professional, Steve’s experience spans Fashion, FMCG, Liquor, Water, Agriculture and Property. He has strategically planned and managed key portfolios as well as marketing communication strategies for high profile brands and organisations.

Natalia Malek, Development Manager

Natalia has over a decade of hospitality experience and specialises in hotel renovations and brand conversions. Earning her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master in Professional Accounting at the University of Texas, Natalia has an impressive career totalling over $1B of projects across the country. One of her most notable projects was the large mix-use development 5th and B in Nashville.