REDWOOD CITY, CA – December 4, 2019. Sherpa Digital Media, the leading provider of Video as a Service (VaaS) platform solutions, announced today the appointment of veteran video and networking product leader Chris Kolstad to the position of Senior Vice President of Products. Kolstad will lead Sherpa’s product development initiatives and continue Sherpa’s momentum as the innovator of Enterprise Video Communications, Customer Video Engagement, and Video AI technologies. 

“We are thrilled to have Chris Kolstad join the Sherpa Team”, said Steve Pattison, CEO of Sherpa Digital Media. “Chris’ experience and product leadership in the areas of video communications, SaaS application development, and core network infrastructure will be incredibly valuable to Sherpa as we extend our technology leadership position in the enterprise video market.”

Prior to Sherpa, Kolstad was VP of Product Management at Edgewater Networks, a Network Edge Orchestration company acquired by Ribbon Communications in August 2018. Kolstad led the development of Edgewater Networks’ cloud-based Service Control Center, Zero Touch Provisioning, and Edge Analytics solutions, transforming the company’s product portfolio and market leadership position. Prior to Edgewater Networks, Kolstad held product leadership positions at Polycom and Cisco. 

“I am thrilled to join the Sherpa Team,” commented Kolstad. “The enterprise video market is at a key inflection point, as customers search for solutions that make it easier to create, manage and deliver live and on-demand video content to viewers inside and outside the organization. Sherpa is uniquely positioned to leverage recent innovations in media processing and delivery, and deliver to market a reimagined cloud-based platform that will provide great value and ease of use to all types of users across the enterprise.”

Kolstad joining Sherpa coincides with the release of Sherpa VaaS Platform Version 4, offering a complete Player-to-Platform Analytics solution that enables real-time tracking and reporting of end-user viewing behavior within and across video events, paired with unprecedented innovations in the areas of Serverless Cloud Architecture and User-Based Branding. Kolstad’s appointment as the head of Products, coupled with VaaS Platform Version 4, positions the company to extend its leadership position as the Enterprise Video innovator and solution pioneer.


Shane Seiber, Sherpa Customer Operations Manager,

Sherpa Digital Media is the market-leading Video as a Service platform provider offering customers a next-generation solution that simplifies and automates the creation, management, and delivery of enterprise video. The Sherpa VaaS Platform delivers advanced security, ease-of-use, scalability, and business intelligence analytics. Backed by premier Silicon Valley investors, Sherpa is the trusted VaaS provider for some of the world’s largest global enterprises. See more about Sherpa’s offerings at