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Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer

Bart is a native Austinite and entrepreneur. He co- founded Capital Sports and Entertainment, which managed athletes and entertainers, and in 2002 created the Austin City Limits Music Festival. At CSE, Bart was responsible for all sponsorship, marketing, and general management for the firm and its events. In 2005, he helped CSE acquire and re-brand Chicago’s Lollapalooza, the largest festival in the world, leading to the creation of C3...


Managing Partner & President

Delfo has spent the last 15 years managing and developing successful businesses in the hospitality and entertainment industries. He is a partner at Austin’s La Condesa and Sway, which he opened in 2009 and 2012, respectively. In 2010 he opened One Atlantic, a 20,000-square-foot luxury venue at the Pier Shops at Caesars Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where he was a general partner and oversaw all operations. Before then, he was director...


Managing Partner & Chief Development Officer

Patrick brings more than 10 years of experience in commercial real estate and private investment to New Waterloo, where he is responsible for overseeing all real estate transactions, construction and development. He began his career with the Trammell Crow Company, where he was a Vice President of Development and Investment in the Austin, Texas office. While at Trammell Crow, he worked on the acquisition, development, and eventual disposition...


Director of Finance

Jeremy has more than 16 years of project management and leadership experience in accounting. After graduating from the University of Houston with a B.S. in Hospitality Management, he began his career at the Marriott International in Houston before moving to Austin to serve as controller at the Hilton Austin Airport. From there, he spent seven years in controller positions with White Lodging Services before joining the boutique Bunkhouse group...


Director of Marketing

Alexis Lanman began her career in the hospitality industry as a Private Dining Coordinator for Innovative Dining Group in Los Angeles. Following a move back to Austin in 2005, Alexis continued her work in events as a Senior Event Manager for Elite Weddings & Events. In 2009, Alexis became Events Manager for New Waterloo’s first project, La Condesa and Malverde. Alexis’ role expanded to Director of Marketing & Events for New Waterloo...


Director of Strategic Relationships

Meredith began with New Waterloo as part of the opening team for La Condesa, where she worked as the Head Hostess for three years. Meredith then moved to New York City to pursue her dream of working in the fashion industry. She spent three years working as a Fashion Assistant for Lucky Magazine, one of Condé Nast’s biggest subsidiaries, before returning to Austin to oversee partnerships and programming for New Waterloo. In her current role,...


Director of People

Before joining the New Waterloo team as Director of People, Sandra Puente served as the General Manager for Hotel Havana in San Antonio. Previous to that, Sandra has over 15 years of experience in Human Resource at both Marriott and Omni Hotels and 23 years of experience in hotel and F&B operational experience. Outside of work, Sandra enjoys photography, working out and traveling, and is also pursuing her MBA at Texas A&M in San...


Director of Hotel Operations

David brings over 20 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, first working with Four Seasons properties in Dallas and Maui before running The Redbury Hollywood in Los Angeles as General Manager. David served as South Congress Hotel’s opening General Manager from 2014-2017. He then went on to open The Line in Austin before rejoining New Waterloo as Director of Hotel Operations. When he’s not managing the needs of employees and...


Director of Design

Melanie is a registered architect and interior designer known for creating distinctive hospitality environments in the US and abroad. She believes in a design approach that encompasses all scales of the guest experience: from building material and furnishings, to playlists and dishware. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and her Master of Architecture from The University of...


Director of Food & Beverage

After attending the University of Texas at Austin, Justin moved to New York and began as a reservationist for celebrity chef Tom Colicchio’s Craft restaurant group. From there, he served several different roles within the group, ending as Beverage Director for Colicchio & Sons before returning to Austin. He spent two years as Food Resources Manager for Central Texas Food Bank before joining Sway as Assistant General Manager, then La...


Benefits + Compensations Manager

F&B Human Resource Manager

Human Resources Manager, South Congress Hotel + Hotel Ella

Director of IT

IT Technician

Corporate Executive Pastry Chef

Chief Engineer, South Congress Hotel

Executive Pastry Chef, South Congress Hotel

Executive Chef, South Congress Hotel

General Manager, Goodall's Kitchen

Group Executive Chef, Sway

General Manager, Sway Rock Rose

General Manager, Sway South 1st

General Manager, Sway West Lake Hills

Executive Chef, La Condesa

Executive Chef, Il Brutto

General Manager, Il Brutto

Head Chef, OTOKO

Manager, OTOKO

Assistant Director of Finance

Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant

Director of Sales + Marketing, South Congress Hotel + Hotel Ella

Director of Restaurant Events

Senior Marketing Manager

Creative Content Manager

Marketing Manager, South Congress Hotel + Hotel Ella

Marketing Coordinator

Senior Project Manager


Junior Project Manager