Wowza Media Systems™ Adds Industry Experts to Leadership Team to Support Company Growth

Steve Houghland, Ben Mesander and Andy O’Dower bring more than 70 years of combined experience to their respective positions

DENVER, Oct. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wowza Media Systems™, the market leader in reliable streaming infrastructure that enables applications to deliver to any device, anywhere, at any scale, for any purpose, announced the recent addition of three key leaders to the company’s management team. 

Appointed for their diverse skills and talents, Steve Houghland, Ben Mesander and Andy O’Dower join Wowza to strengthen the leadership team as the company continues its rapid growth. Additionally, Barry Owen has transitioned to a role as VP of solutions engineering and is driving professional service engagements.

“The world of streaming never stops,” said David Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder of Wowza Media Systems. “As we strive to deliver streaming solutions, the diversity of skill sets in the growing Wowza team directly reflects the evolving media streaming landscape, as well as our commitment to the success of our customers and partners.”

Houghland, the new VP of sales, is a sales leader with a track record of building high-performing teams. With more than 25 years of experience, he is responsible for building a world-class sales organization to drive the company’s revenue goals. 

Wowza VP of engineering, Mesander, leverages more than 30 years of experience in the engineering space to oversee the development and testing of all Wowza products and supporting technologies. His extensive expertise allows him to bring a unique understanding of various complex technologies and creative ways to improve the company’s product portfolio.

O’Dower, VP of product management, leads the innovation and day-to-day product management of Wowza's product portfolio. A technology leader with over 15 years of experience, O’Dower has had success building, iterating and innovating online and mobile experiences with multiple product teams. He will be responsible for guiding the future of the product portfolio to meet the needs of the video streaming market.

“We are all confident that Andy, Ben and Steve will contribute to our continued growth and the ongoing success of both our organization as well as that of our clients and partners,” said Stubenvoll. “Each new member of our team is a creative problem-solver or innovator who has the expertise and set of skills that our clients need in the ever-evolving streaming space.”

Founded in 2005, Wowza is the leading provider of live video streaming. Through partnerships with Microsoft, Google and other Fortune 500 companies, Wowza delivers streaming solutions built on the world’s best infrastructure. To learn about Wowza Media Systems, please visit

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 live streaming 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, etc., as they use live streaming 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 live streaming just works.



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