Tech Team Strengthened With New Senior Appointments

June 27, 2017

John Cullen joins as Vice President of Software Engineering and John Tooley hired as Senior Security Information Officer

BURBANK, CA – Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry, today announced the appointment of John Cullen as Vice President of Software Engineering and John Tooley as Senior Security Information Officer. Both will report directly to Andrew Patterson, Cast & Crew’s Chief Technology Officer.

Cullen brings decades-long experience in software engineering, from successful start-ups such as WWC and ServiceMax to tech giants Yahoo and Oracle. Most recently, he was Senior Director of Engineering at ZipRecuiter, where he led the team that developed the company’s international, web-based platform.

Tooley joins Cast & Crew with nearly 20 years of experience in the entertainment information technology security sector. He most recently served as a cybersecurity risk and compliance advisor for The Walt Disney Company, where he designed and built its optimized security, risk and compliance programs.

“John Cullen and John Tooley are experts in their respective fields, and they both bring valuable expertise at a critical time to Cast & Crew,” said Patterson. “Not only are we developing the industry’s best-in-class digital products, but we have a long-held reputation for taking information security very seriously. We’re honored to have them both join our growing technology team.”

“I’m thrilled to be part of the growing Cast & Crew team and to play a role in building state-of-the-art software that will digitize the entertainment production lifecycle,” said John Cullen. “The team of engineers here are some of the best in the business and are dedicated to delivering products we – and our clients – can be proud of.”

“Joining a company where quality, integrity and security are key values, I knew I would be part of a team that understands the importance of information security,” said John Tooley. “With Cast & Crew’s advancement into digital products, it is even that much more critical that our clients trust us to share information securely. I look forward to being part of a team that is steadfast in delivering this level of service to our valued clients.”

About Cast & Crew

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC ( 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

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