REDWOOD CITY, CA.–(NEWSWIRE)—February 12, 2019. Sherpa Digital Media, a leading provider of enterprise video management and delivery solutions, announced today the appointment of veteran technology executive and industry innovator Steve Pattison to the position of chief executive officer and president. Pattison will oversee all operations at Sherpa and will guide the company as it continues to serve enterprise organizations, like Apple, Disney, and ABC, with ground breaking video asset aggregation, automated content creation, and targeted delivery solutions.
“We are thrilled to have Steve Pattison join the Sherpa team,” said Charles Beeler, general partner at Rally Ventures and Sherpa board member. “Steve’s leadership experience, track record with high growth companies, and experience in the enterprise video, content management, and networking domains will be of great value to Sherpa, its customers, and partners.”
“Having worked closely together at Accordent and Polycom, I am very familiar with the expertise and knowledge he brings to the table,” remarks K.C. Watson, Sherpa’s co-founder. “With Steve at the helm, I know Sherpa will continue to grow at an even faster clip, solidifying our position as the market innovator and leader.”
Prior to Sherpa, Pattison was the chief operating officer at Edgewater Networks, Inc., a network edge orchestration company that was acquired by Ribbon Communications in 2018. Prior to Edgewater, Pattison was vice president of business development at Polycom, Inc. following its acquisition of Accordent Technologies, where Pattison was the senior vice president of strategic alliances, overseeing all corporate development, product management, and product marketing activities.
“I could not be more excited to join the Sherpa team,” commented Pattison. “We are at a key inflection point in the enterprise video market, where content volumes are growing exponentially, and customers need solutions to help organize, locate, and view media critical to performing their jobs. The Sherpa team has done an exceptional job bringing order to this chaos with our customers, and I look forward to continuing that innovation as we rationalize the complete enterprise video experience.”
“When I joined Sherpa’s board of directors, I expressed my enthusiasm for joining a dedicated team that was building innovative video streaming solutions to solve the industry’s most complex challenges,” says Kevin Kennedy, Sherpa board member and former CEO of Avaya, Inc. “Now, with someone as experienced as Steve leading the company, I am confident that Sherpa will become a leading force in the enterprise video space and set a new standard for internal and external communications.”
Pattison’s joining the Sherpa team coincides with the 3.0 release of the Sherpa Stream end-to-end platform for streaming, managing, and delivering enterprise video content. Sherpa Stream 3.0 provides content creators with intuitive features that enable the curation and personalization of the viewer experience. New features available to Sherpa Stream clients include an advanced video player which boasts a sleeker, more modern design, a streamlined architecture to improve delivery speeds, and enhanced viewer-side customization capabilities. Sherpa Stream 3.0 also broadens support for additional interactive modules to be overlaid on top of a 360-degree video to create next-gen immersive video experiences, as well as branding templates which facilitate rapid user experience customizability out-of-the-box.