Ross Agre Appointed as General Counsel
December 5, 2017
BURBANK, CA – Cast & Crew, the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll, accounting and production management solutions to the entertainment industry, today announced the appointment of Ross Agre as General Counsel, reporting directly to Eric Belcher, Cast & Crew’s Chief Executive Officer. He also joins the company’s Executive Management Team.
Agre brings more than 20 years of legal, operational and transactional expertise to Cast & Crew, specifically in the technology and financial sectors. His significant experience includes building and managing legal departments, structuring and negotiating complex, high-value commercial transactions and advising on M&A and capital-raising events.
“We’re very pleased to have Ross join the company and our executive team,” Belcher said. “His background in technology and finance, especially in payments processing, is particularly relevant given where we are strategically and operationally. He also has exceptional experience in building legal departments and in guiding post-acquisition integrations and we look forward to his contribution in both of these areas.”
Agre’s previous corporate positions include Chief Legal and Risk Officer and Secretary at AvidXchange, Inc.; Acting General Counsel at Vantiv, Inc.; Chief Legal Officer and Secretary at Mercury Payment Systems, and Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at West Corp. He began his legal career at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, where he worked in the London, Washington and New York offices.
“I’m pleased to join Cast & Crew at this transformative time for the entertainment payroll industry,” Agre said. “The company has experienced impressive growth over the past several years and has a thoughtful go- forward strategy, particularly with respect to bringing digital solutions to market. I look forward to contributing to the company’s ongoing success.”
Agre holds a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University’s School of Law in New York and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Dartmouth College.
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. Cast & Crew Canada, with offices in Toronto and Vancouver, is currently celebrating its 20th year of operation.
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, Endeavor, Fanatics, Global Blue, GoDaddy, Motorola Solutions, Red Ventures, Sabre, SoFi, SolarWinds, and Symantec. For more information about Silver Lake and its entire portfolio, please visit www.silverlake.com.
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