CEO / Executive Producer

Dave Caplan

Dave Caplan serves as CEO and executive producer of Trooper Entertainment, responsible for managing the daily operation as well as the growth of the company as both a full services production company and international business entity. Prior to founding Trooper in 2014, Dave Caplan was Vice President of Development for 51 Minds Entertainment, where he created and executive produced multiple series including Ghost Mine For SYFY, Scrubbing In for MTV, Heroes of Cosplay for SYFY, and Cash Dome for TruTV, among others.

Dave also previously worked in development at Pilgrim Studios, where he developed the hit series Wicked Tuna for Nat Geo, among others. Dave holds a bachelors degree from The University of California, Santa Cruz.

Director of Development

Michael Wylie

Michael Wylie is the Director of Development at Trooper Entertainment and Supervising Producer on the company’s productions. He works to shepherd Trooper’s TV series, podcasts, and documentary features from development through production and post to ensure that each project lives up to the creative promise of its pitch and meets Trooper’s standards of quality.¬†

On the development side, Michael creates pitch decks, casting sizzles, and treatments for potential network and studio partners. With a degree from the University of Michigan, he cut his teeth on docu-series and clip shows for ABC, MTV, and Nickelodeon before joining Trooper in 2019.