David Stubenvoll is a streaming-industry veteran, launching Wowza Media Systems with Charlie Good to fill a stark void in the industry: the lack of flexible, robust media server software on which to build reliable streaming. Wowza is Dave’s fifth new business venture, having previously served as entrepreneur in residence at Adobe Systems and as CEO/cofounder of Freeworks. Dave has also held senior positions at Intuit and served as president of GALT Technologies (an Intuit subsidiary).
Chief Technology Officer and Cofounder
Charlie Good is a streaming-industry visionary and an accomplished software architect with over 25 years of experience in software-product conceptualization, design, and implementation. He cofounded Wowza Media Systems with David Stubenvoll to provide a disruptive product that would fill the gaps in the streaming server market and deliver an accessible, yet flexible, solution for a wide range of needs. Prior to his work at Wowza, Charlie architected and built products for Digital Equipment Corporation, Structural Dynamics Research Corporation, Claris, several small start-ups, and Adobe Systems, where he spent eight years as director of engineering.
Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President of People and Culture
As chief of staff and senior vice president of people and culture, Melissa LaMonica is responsible for coordinating and executing Wowza Media Systems' organizational vision, as well as leading the company's human resources initiatives. With over ten years of experience in strategic leadership roles, Melissa is passionate about driving an inspiring corporate culture that keeps employees engaged and proud to work at Wowza.
Chief Financial Officer
An experienced finance executive, Gerald Hatley has spent his entire career in the high-tech hardware, software, and energy industries. Prior to his work at Wowza Media Systems, Gerald helped lead multiple acquisition and financing transactions, including an IPO, for a variety of companies.
Vice President and Chief Architect
Scott Kellicker is an expert systems architect and software developer specializing in audio and video streaming, Java, and Eclipse/RCP. He has more than 25 years of experience designing and implementing software for interactive television, integrated development environments, imaging, and computer-aided design.
Vice President of Solutions Engineering
An agile software engineering expert, Barry Owen is vice president of solutions engineering at Wowza Media Systems, where he leads a team dedicated to helping Wowza’s customers succeed. From technical onboarding to engineering custom applications, Barry leverages more than 25 years’ experience in developing software-as-a-service, cloud-based, and live-streaming platforms and products to create innovative solutions that empower customers no matter their use case.
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Legal
Elliot Miller leads Wowza’s strategic external relationships and is responsible for Wowza’s global legal affairs and compliance programs as senior vice president. Elliot has more than ten years of experience providing in-house legal counsel to technology and services companies, and more than seven years of experience serving in legal and business roles with Wowza. Prior to his current role, Elliot was general manager of the Wowza Streaming Cloud service.
Vice President of Marketing
An experienced marketing leader, Evan Paul has over 15 years of experience crafting and communicating the stories of B2B technology companies. As vice president of ,marketing at Wowza Media Systems, Evan is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring the strategies used to bring Wowza technology to a global audience.
Vice President of Sales
Steve Houghland is a passionate sales leader with a track record of building high-performing teams. With more than 25 years of sales experience, Steve’s management style is focused on serving his employees and empowering their growth. Outside of Wowza, you can find Steve walking a golf course or fishing a stream in the Colorado mountains.
Vice President of Engineering
An accomplished engineering leader, Ben Mesander is the vice president of engineering at Wowza Media Systems, where he oversees the development and testing of all Wowza products and supporting technologies. With over 30 years of engineering experience, Ben brings a unique understanding of various complex technologies and is dedicated to finding creative ways to improve them.