Cast & Crew Taps Berkley as President

Tech-enabled payroll, accounting and production management solutions provider Cast & Crew has named John Berkley as its president, a newly formed role that sees the veteran technology executive reporting to company CEO Eric Belcher.

Beginning Sept. 5, Berkley will be charged with overseeing a host of Cast & Crew functions, including marketing, product, corporate development and strategy, program management, and the company’s Final Draft business unit. Cast & Crew will be looking to Berkley to grow the Burbank, Calif.-based firm’s overall growth and keep its product portfolio up to speed.

“We are thrilled to have John join our team and I look forward to partnering with him as we further advance our company and our strategy,” Belcher said. “I’ve known John for several years, and worked closely with him at Cast & Crew this year, so I know he will be a terrific addition to our executive team.

“Cast & Crew has grown significantly and achieved a great deal over the past several years – and identified several new strategic opportunities. John’s expertise and experience in growing and building companies aligns perfectly with our rollout of digital products and with our continued focus on providing the industry’s best customer service.”

Berkley brings more than two decades of leadership experience in the software and tech sector to the new role, most recently serving as an operating executive with the Menlo Park, Calif.— based technology investment firm SilverLake, a lead investor in Cast & Crew. Previously he served as SVP of product for payment technology company Mercury, where he oversaw product, go-to-market, operations and program management. Before Mercury, Berkley was SVP of product for marketing tech firm Responsys, now owned by Oracle.

“Cast & Crew’s market position and strategic focus present an amazing opportunity and I am so excited to be joining the company at this moment in its growth,” Berkley said. “We have gone through significant strategic, operational and business-scope changes over the past few years — all of which have set the stage for the company we are becoming. Most importantly, I look forward to working with Cast & Crew’s exceptional employees and clients, as we help bring to life the digital future of the entertainment industry.”