Burbank, CA – June 20, 2017 –Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry, today announced that Andrew Patterson has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer.
Patterson joins Cast & Crew from PayPal Holdings, Inc. in San Jose, where he was Senior Director, Transaction Engineering, for the past three years. He will sit on the executive committee and report directly to Eric Belcher, Cast & Crew’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
As Cast & Crew’s new CTO, he will oversee several critical areas, including the corporate technology and security teams. He also will direct and manage the company’s engineering team and its development of Cast & Crew’s digital products.
“Andrew brings an energetic and entrepreneurial spirit to our organization and has experience at the start-up level as well as major Silicon Valley corporations,” Belcher said. “We are entering a critical period in our history at Cast & Crew and I look forward to working with Andrew as we integrate our three companies, deliver our digital products and continue to grow.”
As previously announced, in 2016 Cast & Crew acquired two companies: screenwriting software leader Final Draft and CAPS Payroll, a leading payroll provider spanning multiple entertainment markets including commercial production, venues, music tours and live events. Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing and controlling shareholder of Cast & Crew.
“It’s a really exciting time for the industry – and for me personally – as we look at the intersection of the world of technology with entertainment and Hollywood,” said Patterson. “I’m eager to bring my knowledge and experience working in the payments software industry to Cast & Crew as we roll out our digital products and change the way the industry operates.”
Prior to PayPal, Patterson was the CTO at Mercury Payment Systems (now Vantiv Integrated Payments). Earlier, he spent more than eight years at Toronto-based Moneris Solutions, Canada’s largest payment processor, rising to the level of Vice President, Payments Software & Emerging Products. Previously, he was Director, Software Development for Paradata Systems Inc. for eight years.
Patterson was educated in Canada, earning bachelor’s degrees in both philosophy and computer science from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, and a master’s degree in business administration from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
About Cast & Crew
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC (www.castandcrew.com) is the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry. Cast & Crew’s services include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers’ compensation services, labor relations, production incentives and production tax credit financing. Cast & Crew’s PSL production accounting software is the industry-leading accounting application serving the needs of the film, television and digital media industries. The company was founded in 1976, and its corporate headquarters are in Burbank, California. In 2015, Silver Lake became the controlling shareholder of Cast & Crew with a goal of helping the company achieve its next phase of growth.
About Silver Lake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Silver Lake’s portfolio of investments collectively generates more than $140 billion of revenue annually and employs more than 300,000 people globally. The firm’s current portfolio includes leading technology and technology-enabled businesses such as Alibaba Group, Ancestry, Broadcom Limited, Cast & Crew, Ctrip, Dell Technologies, Fanatics, Global Blue, GoDaddy, Motorola Solutions, Red Ventures, Sabre, SoFi, SolarWinds, Symantec, and WME│IMG. For more information about Silver Lake and its entire portfolio, please visit www.silverlake.com.