Business in Vancouver Names Shahrzad Rafati CEO of the Year

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 15, 2013) - Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO of BroadbandTV has been named 2013 CEO of the Year in the Small Private Company category by Business in Vancouver for her leadership and excellence in B.C'.s business community.

"I am thrilled to receive this honour alongside B.C.'s most outstanding CEO's," said Rafati. "As an entrepreneur I'm also driven to create jobs, make a difference in my community and inspire young entrepreneurs."

This is the inaugural year for Business in Vancouver's CEO of the Year Awards. The accolade celebrates exceptional business leadership, vision, innovation and social responsibility. Partnered with Deloitte and MacKay CEO Forums, Business in Vancouver selected an esteemed panel of judges to recognize B.C.'s most prominent large and small business leaders in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

"This award recognizes well rounded leaders. We look for a CEO who's vision has resulted in impressive financial results, the development of a strong team and someone who still takes the time to give back to their community," said Jane Peveret, Judging Chair. "This is the kind of leadership that makes B.C. great."

Rafati is one of six winners who will be celebrated at the awards gala on November 27. For more information on the awards and this year's winners, visit: For more information on Rafati and BroadbandTV visit:

About BroadbandTV

BroadbandTV is an innovative media and technology company that drives success for online video creators by leveraging its proprietary technology and massive online reach. BroadbandTV is one of the world's largest entertainment networks on YouTube with over 10,000 network partners amassing one billion impressions per month. The company lives by its core values of Creativity, Collaboration, Care and Drive to foster entrepreneurship amongst independent content creators, and to advance the online video industry.

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