Cast & Crew has a seasoned management team with a combined total of more than 40 years of experience with the company and in excess of 110 years in the industry. Brief biographies of our senior team follow.
CAST & CREW ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES
Chief Executive Officer/President
Eric joined Cast & Crew as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing in 2004 and was named Chief Executive Officer and President in September 2012. He has more than 30 years of experience in the motion picture, television, publishing and new media industries. Prior to joining Cast & Crew, Eric held senior sales and marketing positions with Fox Film Corp., Columbia Pictures, Sony Music, ABC Television, USA Today as well as a number of new media startups. An entrepreneurial executive, Eric focuses on key relationships with the company’s top clients and provides transformative strategic leadership. He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Journalism.
Chief Financial Officer/Executive Vice President
Sally joined Cast & Crew in 2006 as Chief Financial Officer/Senior Vice President-Finance, and was named Executive Vice President in September 2011. She is a seasoned finance executive with 27 years of financial management, corporate development and strategic-planning experience in various industries. Prior to joining Cast & Crew, Sally held senior finance positions with Discus Dental, Move Inc., Disney Home Entertainment, Dole Food Company and PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as two start-ups, Futurestep (backed by Korn Ferry International) and Musicnet (backed by Real Networks). She manages Finance, Corporate Development, Legal, Facilities and Risk Management. Sally graduated with honors from UCLA with a degree in Economics.
President, Cast & Crew Life Services
Shardell joined Cast & Crew in October 1986 and was named Senior Vice President, Payroll Operations in 2003. She was promoted to Senior Vice President, Client Services in 2010, and to President, Cast & Crew Life Services in 2015. With 30 years of experience, Shardell is an industry veteran and the company’s resident subject-matter expert on entertainment payroll. As President, Cast & Crew Life Services, she oversees Cast & Crew Open Health as well as the Cast & Crew Life Services suite of benefits-management services.
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Ken joined Cast & Crew as the Manager of Sales in March 2004 and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing in July 2012. He brings more than 25 years of entertainment industry experience to his current position. Prior to joining Cast & Crew, Ken spent several years as a freelance production accountant and worked his way into a Senior Auditor position for Warner Bros. Studios. At Cast & Crew, his focus includes the leadership of his Sales, Marketing and Software Support teams and contributing to the Executive Committee’s strategic initiatives program. Ken and his team take pride in their ability to forge, maintain and grow some of the deepest client relationships in the industry. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s School of Business.
Senior Vice President, Operations
Kriege joined Cast & Crew as Senior Vice President of Operations in January 2013. She is a seasoned financial and operations executive with more than 18 years of experience in the entertainment and media industries. Prior to joining Cast & Crew, Kriege held senior management positions with Sony Pictures Entertainment, PricewaterhouseCoopers and in other industries. Her background includes operations strategy consulting with a specialty in the entertainment & media sector. Kriege provides operational strategic leadership and is responsible for delivery of Cast & Crew’s payroll services. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University and has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Lynn, who joined Cast & Crew in December 2014, brings to the company extensive human resources experience in aligning the best in people with an organization’s strategic, business and profitability goals. She has deep experience in critical areas such as human capital strategy; culture and leadership development; talent management; compensation and executive development; health and welfare benefits, and training. Lynn previously worked at InterMedia Group of Companies, Integrated Media Solutions, Connexus Corporation, ValueClick, Move, Inc. and IWERKS Entertainment. She attended California State University, Northridge.
FINAL DRAFT, A CAST & CREW COMPANY
Scott is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and providing strategic leadership for Final Draft. After earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, Scott began a successful career in sales management and client relations. Since 2000, he has held various positions within the accounting and sales departments at Final Draft, Inc. He most recently held the position of Chief Sales & Marketing Officer where he oversaw the expansion of the worldwide retail channels and the professional and educational sales divisions. He created marketing initiatives that increased the company’s reach and brand recognition on a national and global level. His in-depth knowledge of the company and the product make him uniquely qualified for the role of President where he provides leadership to every department while charting a course for the future of Final Draft.