Waterloo, ON, Canada, May 30, 2017– SSIMWAVE™ today announces that Steve McCartney will be joining SSIMWAVE as President reporting to CEO Dr. Abdul Rehman. McCartney will have oversight of sales, operations and strategic growth of the company. SSIMWAVE is advancing the video industry by shifting the way video delivery is measured and optimized.

“I am thrilled that Steve will be joining our team,” said Rehman. “He shares our values and our focus on innovation. Steve places the same strong emphasis as we do on the customer experience. Steve has shown himself to be an extraordinary leader throughout his career and has a proven track record.”

McCartney will join SSIMWAVE this summer and will assume full-time duties as President in the fall. McCartney was most recently Vice President of the Strategic Growth Team at Communitech, a Waterloo Region hub for the commercialization of innovative technologies. Previously, he was CEO of Bering Media, CEO of Atria Networks and the CEO of FCI Broadband. McCartney is currently the Chair of the Board at Energy Plus in Cambridge. He is a Chartered Director, is Human Resources and Compensation Committee Certified, and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

“I’m excited to see Steve join a high-growth company like SSIMWAVE. A University of Waterloo spinoff rooted in research and a graduate of Communitech Rev, SSIMWAVE is a great example of commercializing industry-changing technology,” said Iain Klugman, President & CEO of Communitech. “Steve’s deep industry knowledge and executive leadership skills will help accelerate their growth and build another global technology company here in Waterloo Region.”

SSIMWAVE provides the most accurate measure of how humans perceive video. By modeling viewer experience at every stage of the digital video distribution system, broadcasters, streamers, and content creators can deliver the ultimate video experience™ to consumers on any screen with half the resources. A company built on an Engineering Emmy® Award-winning algorithm and the most cited work in academia (36,488 citations), SSIMWAVE is defining the future of video delivery by beginning with the end-viewer in mind.

Saj Jamal, VP Marketing
SSIMWAVE INC. 140 Columbia St West, Waterloo, ON N2L 3K8

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