Meet Our Leaders

Eddie Stewart

President & CEO

Eddie has a rich and varied construction career spanning more than 43 years. He earned a B.S. in Building Construction from the Georgia Institute of Technology and was a member of the 1983 founding team at Caddell. He has held various positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Estimating and Purchasing, Executive Vice President, President & Chief Operating Officer, and his current role as President & Chief Executive Officer since 2012. A national leader in the construction industry, Eddie is past president of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and has been active on numerous committees and task forces. He was recently recognized for his noteworthy contributions to the industry as an inductee into the Alabama Construction Hall of Fame, as well as the National Academy of Construction.

Mac Caddell

Executive Vice President

Mac has 25 years of construction industry experience that includes key onsite project management roles, as well as executive responsibility for all projects across Caddell’s business units. He has directly participated in all project phases—from business development efforts and estimating, to direct hands-on planning and management of preconstruction and construction. Mac has a B.S. degree in Operations Management from Auburn University and was an inaugural recipient of Alabama AGC’s “40 Under 40 in Construction” Award, as well as an honoree among ENR Southeast's "40 Under 40." He is the third generation of the Caddell family to lead the company and serves on numerous national committees and task forces industry wide. Mac currently serves on the Alabama AGC state board and will begin serving on the AGC national board in 2022.

Joe Newell

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Joe has more than 25 years of experience, including 15 years as a CFO in the construction industry. His unique skillset includes financial and accounting expertise, as well as IT management, data systems, process controls and strategic planning. Joe graduated from the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida with a B.S. degree in accounting and has won multiple awards from NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.

Angela Crosby

Vice President of Compliance & Ethics

Angela has a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of South Alabama and earned her Juris Doctor degree from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. With a career spanning more than 25 years, her experience includes developing ethics and compliance programs with a focus on federal contracting, spearheading risk management initiatives, administering training and investigations, and providing guidance to employees at all levels, as well as the Board of Directors and executive level management team on matters relating to ethics and legal compliance. Angela is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional through the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE).

Rod Ceasar

Senior Vice President, International

Rod has more than 45 years of construction experience in a wide range of roles and responsibilities, including construction executive, multiple-project director, on-site project manager, senior estimator, project engineer, design coordinator and business development representative. His experience with the special challenges of international design and construction has made his expertise in this area unrivaled in the industry. Rod combines extensive technical expertise with an ability to organize and direct the entire project life-cycle— from identifying new project opportunities to estimating, project execution and successful close-out. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee.

Stephen Strickland

Senior Vice President, Governmental

Stephen earned a B.S. degree in Building Construction at Auburn University and has more than 20 years of experience in construction management. His experience includes project management roles in the field and operations leadership responsibilities in the corporate office. Special areas of emphasis have included strategic planning, significant technology upgrades and managing through change. He has managed contract administration and operations support for a diverse range of projects including embassies, courthouses, prisons, barracks, and other government, commercial and industrial initiatives. Stephen serves on the board with Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama.

Scott Thompson

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Scott has extensive experience in business development for major general contractors, having served in key business development positions for Batson-Cook and Skanska before joining Caddell. He earned a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Georgia and has established a reputation for producing results. He is managing Caddell’s business development initiatives to enhance existing markets and expand into new areas that correspond with Caddell’s experience and expertise.

Ricky Byrd

Vice President, Commercial

Ricky has led large, complex construction projects for nearly 20 years. He has a successful track record in completing projects on time and under budget and a demonstrated ability to influence diverse, cross‐functional teams to achieve objectives and meet critical deadlines. His experience includes specialized expertise in distribution, manufacturing and institutional construction. Ricky is a skilled communicator experienced in relationship building with clients, functional teams/departments, and all levels of executive management. He earned a B.S. in Construction Management from the University of North Florida and an M.B.A. from Georgia Southern University. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged.

Mike Ranieri

Vice President, Finance

Mike is a seasoned construction industry professional with nearly 50 years of experience in a wide range of roles. He has served in key positions for accounting, contracts administration, marketing, and international business administration functions for projects worldwide. He has an intimate knowledge of international contracting and business practices to include international accounting, taxation and audits, reviewing and establishing field offices, accounting and tax reporting systems, banking, cost reporting, corporate and field office management programs, managing procurement and subcontracting activities, personnel management, and coordination with the architect and owner on contractual issues. Mike also managed Caddell’s investments, foundation and benefits. He conducted undergraduate studies in International Business at Columbus State University and has served on numerous state and national committees for the construction industry.

Nathan Raycroft

Vice President, Guam Operations

Nathan is a senior construction professional with 24 years of experience in general construction operations and management, with primary experience in Federal construction projects. His extensive skillset in management and leadership has been demonstrated while in positions as Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Construction Executive and now as Vice President of Guam Operations, where he is responsible for all of Caddell's operations on the island of Guam. Nathan attended Guilford Technical Community College and Brevard Community College and has spent much of his career developing the next generation of leaders.

Dennis Shepard

Vice President, Estimating & Purchasing

Dennis has more than 30 years of construction experience. During his tenure he has held a wide variety of positions in the industry, including office engineer, project controls engineer, estimator, chief estimator and director of estimating. In addition to extensive experience in the preparation of estimates and technical proposals, he is gifted in training, developing and maintaining a staff of estimators qualified to carry out departmental and project needs. He is especially skilled at building relationships with subs and trade partners. Dennis earned a B.S. degree in Construction Management from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Tyler Stephens

Vice President, Operations

Tyler is a proven construction professional with extensive hands-on project planning and management experience. For more than 15 years, his vast project experience has included major projects for governmental clients. He has an outstanding record of delivering top-quality projects with high customer satisfaction and excels in areas of schedule, budget, quality, safety and owner relations. Tyler earned a B.S. degree in Building Science from Auburn University and was recently named among ENR Southeast's "Top Young Professionals". He has served as a member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) task force assigned to work with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to develop strategies to improve partnership and accountability between the industry and agency.

Brian Stewart

Vice President, Business Administration & General Counsel

Brian has nearly 15 years of experience in the construction industry, with a strong emphasis on legal requirements, negotiations, processes and protocols. He is incredibly knowledgeable in contracts management and construction administration procedures and well versed in all aspects of business operations. Brian is an excellent communicator and is known for seeking positive solutions for all stakeholders. Brian earned a B.A. degree in English from Auburn University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Eddie Stewart

President & CEO

Eddie has a rich and varied construction career spanning more than 43 years. He earned a B.S. in Building Construction from the Georgia Institute of Technology and was a member of the 1983 founding team at Caddell. He has held various positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Estimating and Purchasing, Executive Vice President, President & Chief Operating Officer, and his current role as President & Chief Executive Officer since 2012. A national leader in the construction industry, Eddie is past president of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and has been active on numerous committees and task forces. He was recently recognized for his noteworthy contributions to the industry as an inductee into the Alabama Construction Hall of Fame, as well as the National Academy of Construction.

Mac Caddell

Executive Vice President

Mac has 25 years of construction industry experience that includes key onsite project management roles, as well as executive responsibility for all projects across Caddell’s business units. He has directly participated in all project phases—from business development efforts and estimating, to direct hands-on planning and management of preconstruction and construction. Mac has a B.S. degree in Operations Management from Auburn University and was an inaugural recipient of Alabama AGC’s “40 Under 40 in Construction” Award, as well as an honoree among ENR Southeast's "40 Under 40." He is the third generation of the Caddell family to lead the company and serves on numerous national committees and task forces industry wide. Mac currently serves on the Alabama AGC state board and will begin serving on the AGC national board in 2022.

Joe Newell

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Joe has more than 25 years of experience, including 15 years as a CFO in the construction industry. His unique skillset includes financial and accounting expertise, as well as IT management, data systems, process controls and strategic planning. Joe graduated from the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida with a B.S. degree in accounting and has won multiple awards from NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.

Angela Crosby

Vice President of Compliance & Ethics

Angela has a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of South Alabama and earned her Juris Doctor degree from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. With a career spanning more than 25 years, her experience includes developing ethics and compliance programs with a focus on federal contracting, spearheading risk management initiatives, administering training and investigations, and providing guidance to employees at all levels, as well as the Board of Directors and executive level management team on matters relating to ethics and legal compliance. Angela is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional through the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE).

Rod Ceasar

Senior Vice President, International

Rod has more than 45 years of construction experience in a wide range of roles and responsibilities, including construction executive, multiple-project director, on-site project manager, senior estimator, project engineer, design coordinator and business development representative. His experience with the special challenges of international design and construction has made his expertise in this area unrivaled in the industry. Rod combines extensive technical expertise with an ability to organize and direct the entire project life-cycle— from identifying new project opportunities to estimating, project execution and successful close-out. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee.

Stephen Strickland

Senior Vice President, Governmental

Stephen earned a B.S. degree in Building Construction at Auburn University and has more than 20 years of experience in construction management. His experience includes project management roles in the field and operations leadership responsibilities in the corporate office. Special areas of emphasis have included strategic planning, significant technology upgrades and managing through change. He has managed contract administration and operations support for a diverse range of projects including embassies, courthouses, prisons, barracks, and other government, commercial and industrial initiatives. Stephen serves on the board with Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama.

Scott Thompson

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Scott has extensive experience in business development for major general contractors, having served in key business development positions for Batson-Cook and Skanska before joining Caddell. He earned a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Georgia and has established a reputation for producing results. He is managing Caddell’s business development initiatives to enhance existing markets and expand into new areas that correspond with Caddell’s experience and expertise.

Ricky Byrd

Vice President, Commercial

Ricky has led large, complex construction projects for nearly 20 years. He has a successful track record in completing projects on time and under budget and a demonstrated ability to influence diverse, cross‐functional teams to achieve objectives and meet critical deadlines. His experience includes specialized expertise in distribution, manufacturing and institutional construction. Ricky is a skilled communicator experienced in relationship building with clients, functional teams/departments, and all levels of executive management. He earned a B.S. in Construction Management from the University of North Florida and an M.B.A. from Georgia Southern University. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged.

Mike Ranieri

Vice President, Finance

Mike is a seasoned construction industry professional with nearly 50 years of experience in a wide range of roles. He has served in key positions for accounting, contracts administration, marketing, and international business administration functions for projects worldwide. He has an intimate knowledge of international contracting and business practices to include international accounting, taxation and audits, reviewing and establishing field offices, accounting and tax reporting systems, banking, cost reporting, corporate and field office management programs, managing procurement and subcontracting activities, personnel management, and coordination with the architect and owner on contractual issues. Mike also managed Caddell’s investments, foundation and benefits. He conducted undergraduate studies in International Business at Columbus State University and has served on numerous state and national committees for the construction industry.

Nathan Raycroft

Vice President, Guam Operations

Nathan is a senior construction professional with 24 years of experience in general construction operations and management, with primary experience in Federal construction projects. His extensive skillset in management and leadership has been demonstrated while in positions as Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Construction Executive and now as Vice President of Guam Operations, where he is responsible for all of Caddell's operations on the island of Guam. Nathan attended Guilford Technical Community College and Brevard Community College and has spent much of his career developing the next generation of leaders.

Dennis Shepard

Vice President, Estimating & Purchasing

Dennis has more than 30 years of construction experience. During his tenure he has held a wide variety of positions in the industry, including office engineer, project controls engineer, estimator, chief estimator and director of estimating. In addition to extensive experience in the preparation of estimates and technical proposals, he is gifted in training, developing and maintaining a staff of estimators qualified to carry out departmental and project needs. He is especially skilled at building relationships with subs and trade partners. Dennis earned a B.S. degree in Construction Management from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Tyler Stephens

Vice President, Operations

Tyler is a proven construction professional with extensive hands-on project planning and management experience. For more than 15 years, his vast project experience has included major projects for governmental clients. He has an outstanding record of delivering top-quality projects with high customer satisfaction and excels in areas of schedule, budget, quality, safety and owner relations. Tyler earned a B.S. degree in Building Science from Auburn University and was recently named among ENR Southeast's "Top Young Professionals". He has served as a member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) task force assigned to work with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to develop strategies to improve partnership and accountability between the industry and agency.

Brian Stewart

Vice President, Business Administration & General Counsel

Brian has nearly 15 years of experience in the construction industry, with a strong emphasis on legal requirements, negotiations, processes and protocols. He is incredibly knowledgeable in contracts management and construction administration procedures and well versed in all aspects of business operations. Brian is an excellent communicator and is known for seeking positive solutions for all stakeholders. Brian earned a B.A. degree in English from Auburn University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law.