From its inception in 2011, Sherpa has recognized the way organizations desire to communicate with Enterprise Video and the solutions available to serve that need. For far too long, companies have been ill-equipped to address the increasing demands of modern video - stuck on poor user experiences, inadequate security, and technical barriers to wide user adoption across the enterprise. Sherpa’s mission is to bridge that gap by providing a modern Enterprise Video platform, solutions to enable high quality video creation and viewing, and an environment that secures video asset access and delivery.
Sherpa quickly gained the business of some of the world’s premier companies and developed its modern platform into the product it is today. Now, the Sherpa platform empowers companies to share immersive video experiences to employees, partners, and customers with a new level of simplicity and scale. Sherpa’s value extends beyond its technology. As a long-term trusted partner, Sherpa provides its customers with guidance, best practices, and thought leadership that’s backed by decades of combined expertise in enterprise video architecture and live streaming event production.
Sherpa is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and backed by several of the region’s premier venture investors.
Steve Pattison is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Sherpa. Steve is a 20 year veteran in the video, content management, and networking industries, holding executive positions at Edgewater Networks (acquired by Ribbon Communications), Accordent Technologies (acquired by Polycom), and iManage (acquired by Interwoven). As CEO, Steve is responsible for setting the strategic direction of Sherpa and overseeing all operational activities.
Mark Strathdee, Sherpa’s CTO, co-founded the company with K.C. Watson in 2011. Mark began his career in broadcast television and went on to produce programming at CBS (60 Minutes) and FoxSports. He made the jump to technology, and following a stint at Apple, he joined Accordent (acquired by Polycom), where he first met and worked alongside K.C. As CTO of Sherpa, Mark directs the company’s platform development efforts.
Michael Ping is the Senior Vice President Sales and Business Development at Sherpa. Michael has over 25 years in the high technology industry including experience in the enterprise video, application integration and application development markets. He was Vice President of Sales for Qumu, driving sales growth for six years leading to the company’s acquisition by Rimage. Michael has spent most of his career in various startups which have resulted in public offerings and acquisitions including Forte Software (acquired by Sun Microsystems) and Active Software (acquired by webMethods).
Stephen Blankenship is a Silicon Valley veteran with more than 20 years of experience working in technology leadership roles. Prior to working at Sherpa, Blankenship held senior executive roles at Ramp, Kontiki, and other enterprise technology companies. At Sherpa, Stephen directs product and engineering as well being a key liaison between our sales, marketing, and customer success departments.