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Sherpa Digital Media Appoints Phil Goldby as Managing Director of EMEA and Announces Plans for Opening of London Studio

On the Heels of an Aggressive US Expansion, Sherpa Digital Media Hires Industry Veteran Phil Goldby To Lead European Expansion as Managing Director of EMEA

New York, (06 May 2014)

Today Sherpa Digital Media has announced the appointment of Phil Goldby as Managing Director of EMEA, leading the company’s expansion into the European marketplace.  To support high demand from its global client base, the company is opening a new state-of-art studio in London, which Goldby will oversee.

Goldby is a video and collaboration industry veteran, with over 15 years of experience.  Prior to joining Sherpa Digital Media, Goldby led Reed Elsevier’s multimedia team as the Director of Enterprise Multimedia. He was instrumental in working with the multinational company in providing communication technologies on a global scale, including audio/web conferencing, video streaming and video conferencing, where he increased utilization to 50% by working with end users to drive adoption.  He also held the positions of Technical Services Manager and IT Systems/Senior Systems Engineer while at Reed Elsevier. 

While at Sherpa Digital Media, Goldby will focus on building out the company’s European client base and maintaining the high levels of customer service established in the US.  Prior to the opening of the London Sherpa Studio, Goldby will be partnering with local digital video studios that produce high-quality live video to fulfill urgent client needs and compliment existing client efforts in the US.

Goldby will also help to secure new clients and grow the company’s staff in London, with a goal to emulate the company’s success in the US marketplace.  15% of the company’s current client base is in EMEA.

Goldby will report into the executive team, namely K.C. Watson, co-CEO and co-founder of Sherpa Digital Media, Mark Strathdee, CTO and co-founder of Sherpa Digital Media and Ben Chodor, co-CEO of Sherpa Digital Media.

“We’re in the business of creating great video content for clients and focus on serving their growing needs for digital media,” said Ben Chodor, co-CEO of Sherpa Digital Media.  “The explosion of interest in video content in the US is being mirrored in the EMEA marketplace, and we’re excited to be expanding into that industry.”

“Sherpa Digital Media has experienced significant client growth.  We’re a company that understands what companies need when it comes to live video production – from conception to production and distribution,” said K.C. Watson, co-CEO and co-founder of Sherpa Digital Media. “We’re excited to be able to expand into a new marketplace with Phil Goldby at the helm.”

“I’m excited to join the team and work alongside K.C., Mark and Ben to grow the company and meet the overwhelming needs for live video production in the EMEA marketplace,” said Phil Goldby. 

Headquartered in Redwood City, California, the company plans to open the Sherpa London Studio in Q4 of 2014.   The Sherpa New York Studio officially opened its doors in March 2014.

About Sherpa Digital Media

Sherpa Digital Media sits at the intersection of infrastructure, data security, and media analytics.  The company was founded in July, 2011 by enterprise media solution veterans K.C. Watson andMark Strathdee to help global companies navigate and succeed in the complex new world of video-based communications.  Since that time, Sherpa has evolved to provide digital media solutions, infrastructure services, and media intelligence tools to global organizations like Apple, Hitachi, JPMorgan Chase, McKinsey, and Stanford School of Medicine. Sherpa is an independent,privately held company headquartered in Redwood City, California, and with offices in New York City. Major investors include Robert Spass, Founder and Managing Partner of New York-based Capital Z Partners, Timothy McCarthy, former president of Charles Schwab & Company, and Ben Chodor, former founder and CEO of Stream57 (sold to Intercall/West in 2009).