Chris L. Williams Appointed as Senior Vice President, Human Resources
August 23, 2018
BURBANK, CA – Cast & Crew, the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll, accounting and production workflow solutions to the entertainment industry, today announced the appointment of Chris L. Williams as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, reporting directly to Eric Belcher, Cast & Crew’s Chief Executive Officer. He also joins the company’s Executive Management Team.
Williams brings more than 30 years of technology and business-to-business experience to Cast & Crew, with a focus on human resources, championing employee-centric cultures, change management and process improvement. He’s designed compensation programs; developed best-in-class leadership-development programs; automated global HR systems and processes, and implemented progressive talent-management practices and benefits programs.
“Chris brings exceptional and relevant experience and great expertise to Cast & Crew and we are delighted to have him join the company and our executive team — especially as it further enhances our commitment to employee engagement and superior client service,” Belcher said. “His technology and B-to-B background is a perfect fit for Cast & Crew and his innovative approach leading HR for world-class, product-focused companies is particularly relevant, given where we are strategically and operationally as a company. We look forward to his contribution across many facets of the company.”
Williams joins Cast & Crew from Keysight Technologies, where he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources, for the Ixia Solutions Group. Previously, he was an executive officer and Chief Human Resources Officer for Ixia, Inc., leading global talent strategy and the human resources organization. He’s also held senior human resources positions at Helio; Yahoo; Move, Inc.; Kinko’s; Dassault Systems, and Pinkerton’s.
“Cast & Crew is at a period in its growth and development that is particularly interesting and challenging, and I really am delighted to join the team,” Williams said. “The company has a rich tradition of client service and attention to company culture and, even as it incorporates product development into its core mix of activities, there is a firm determination to hold on to those characteristics that define and differentiate it.”
Williams holds a Masters degree in human resources, as well as Bachelor degrees in both finance and management, from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.
About Cast & Crew
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC (www.castandcrew.com) is the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll, accounting and production workflow solutions 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.