Denver, June 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wowza Media Systems™, the market leader in providing reliable streaming infrastructure that enables applications to deliver to any device, anywhere, at any scale, for any purpose, today announced the company’s CEO, David Stubenvoll, has been named a finalist in Ernst & Young’s (EY) Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Mountain Desert region comprised of three states: Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.

Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., this award recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies that are transforming the world while excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. These business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

“I am thrilled to be a finalist for such a prestigious award,” said Stubenvoll. “Wowza has experienced extensive growth over the past several years and recognition of this stature is very exciting as we gear up to expand into new verticals.”

Wowza, founded in 2005, partners with Microsoft, Google and many other companies to provide reliable video streaming capabilities. Wowza streaming infrastructure allows companies to provide unbeatable performance for live video for their platforms or streaming-enabled products. Wowza’s services, software and hardware — which include Wowza Streaming Engine, Wowza Streaming Cloud and the Wowza ClearCaster —  support developer success while decreasing development time. Additionally, Wowza Professional Services provides consultative support from experienced streaming engineers to ensure customer success and accelerate time to value.

“While I’m honored to be in contention for this award, it’s the employees of Wowza who truly deserve this recognition. Their dedication and innovation in the streaming industry is what gives me the most pride,” said Stubenvoll.

Now in its 33rd year, the awards program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in Monaco in June 2020.

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About Wowza Media Systems™
Wowza is the market leader in providing reliable streaming infrastructure that enables applications to deliver to any device, anywhere, at any scale, for any purpose. Dedicated to fueling the explosion of livestreaming by ensuring the best possible user experience, we apply our deep knowledge and years of experience to provide reliable streaming solutions to video platforms (broadcasters, CDNs, OVPs, EVPs) and product/app builders in retail, live commerce, auction, government, security, mobile apps, etc., as they use livestreaming to engage their audiences and enhance their products. Through our battle-tested software, hardware and services, we tailor infrastructure for any use case to handle the difficult process of streaming live video over the internet to an endless number of playback options. In the end, Wowza streaming just works. For more information on rock-solid, reliable streaming, visit:

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

Melissa Christensen