Meet The Team

No One Has To Make The Journey On Their Own

With Sherpa, there’s always a knowledgeable team behind you – working side by side with your organization – to ensure the seamless integration of digital solutions into your environment and provide the support your team needs to ensure success.

Keith Riddle

President and CEO

As President and CEO, Keith brings a breadth of financial services experience spanning new product development, partnership management, consultative/direct sales, strategic planning and marketing, Keith oversees all aspects of Sherpa with a focus on the management of its enterprise innovation framework, product development and consulting with credit unions on digital transformation. Keith has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry and possesses in-depth knowledge of digital technologies, payment processing platforms, and managed solutions offerings.

George Middlebrook

VP, Strategic Solutions

As VP, Strategic Solutions, George leverages his comprehensive knowledge of digital technologies, integration services, and managed solutions to enable strategic solutions within the Mosaic platform. He is responsible for the overall management of Sherpa products and new solutions, the implementation of Sherpa’s enterprise innovation framework and working with credit unions on the strategic management of their digital solutions. George has more than 30 years of experience in new product development, strategic planning, and marketing.

Kote Patibandla

VP, Technology Architect

As the VP, Technology Architect, Kote leads the design, implementation, and support phases of strategic applications and innovations at Sherpa. He is responsible for supporting the Mosaic platform architecture and developing synergies between new solutions and enterprise infrastructure. Kote brings more than 22 years of hands-on experience in information systems and possesses several technology certifications.

Scott Holmes

Assistant Vice President

As Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Solutions Consultant, Scott advises credit unions and potential technology partners in establishment of short and long-term digital and/or technology strategies that achieve future objectives and enhance member experiences and capabilities. Additionally, Scott directly manages the deployment team to ensure successful implementations with a focus on standard project management practices allowing for timely deployments with high quality results. Scott brings 22 years of FinTech experience primarily working with core system and digital banking technologies.

Rob Hurst, CPA, CISA, CGMA

Assistant Vice President, Solutions Planning and Analysis

As Assistant Vice President, Solutions Planning and Analysis, Rob provides an advanced level of research support and financial planning and analysis in ensuring new product viability and fit for the enterprise long-range plan. In his role, he collaborates with the team to evaluate the financial viability of various Fintech providers and provides guidance regarding potential pricing frameworks for new solutions. With 23 years of financial planning and analysis experience, he also provides business decision support to the organization through strategic thought leadership, financial modeling and market research.

Shannon Hazel

Executive Administrator, Sherpa Technologies

Donna Niemela

Technical Operations Analyst

Christy Ayers

Technical Project Manager

Want To Learn More?

Check out our library of articles, videos and webinars.

Learn More