Sherpa Appoints Veteran Technology Executive to Board of Directors

Former Avaya and JDS Uniphase CEO Kevin J. Kennedy Joins Enterprise Video Streaming Leader

January 3, 2019

Former Avaya and JDS Uniphase CEO Kevin J. Kennedy Joins Enterprise Video Streaming Leader

REDWOOD CITY, CA.--(NEWSWIRE)—January 3, 2019. Sherpa Digital Media, a leading provider of enterprise video streaming and management, announced today the appointment of veteran technology executive Kevin J. Kennedy to its board of directors. Kennedy brings decades of experience in executive leadership as CEO and board member of some of the world’s leading technology companies, including Avaya, JDS Uniphase, OpenWave, and Cisco.

“Kevin’s experience driving growth and bringing innovative products and services to market will be integral to guiding Sherpa’s success moving forward,” said K.C. Watson, CEO of Sherpa Digital Media. “Corporate video streaming is primed for innovation and expansion as organizations capitalize on technological advancements. We are thrilled to have Kevin join at such an exciting time as Sherpa’s offerings grow to fill market needs.”

Kennedy currently serves as senior managing director at Blue Ridge Partners, a management consulting firm focused on accelerating revenue growth in companies. Previously, he served as CEO of Avaya for more than eight years, expanding the global reach of Avaya’s teleconferencing solutions. Kennedy also served as president and CEO of JDS Uniphase and has held senior product development and executive roles at Cisco, Openwave, and AT&T. In 2010, he was appointed to President Obama’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

“The possibilities for video within the enterprise are endless,” added Kennedy. “Corporate leaders have only begun to utilize the power of video to disseminate information and communications to employees, partners, and customers. Sherpa provides a video streaming solution that simplifies the experience for CEOs, communications and marketing teams, and viewers alike in any enterprise environment. I am excited to join such an enthusiastic team with tremendous potential and desire to build products of immense value for its customers.”

Kennedy’s appointment to Sherpa’s board of directors coincides with the release of CXO Sit-Down, a new video series produced by Sherpa. In this series, industry leaders and executives share best practices and their experiences facilitating organizational transformation through video. Kennedy kicks off the series with a discussion of how communication from the CEO is vital to driving organizational change. Watch the full series at