Workiva Honored for Innovation with Silver and Bronze Stevie® Awards in 2016 American Business Awards

Ames, IA– May 2, 2016 – Workiva (NYSE:WK) creator of the Wdesk cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises, today won a Silver Stevie® Award for Most Innovative Technology Company of the Year and won a Bronze Stevie® Award for Most Innovative Company of the Year. Both categories were for companies with fewer than 2,500 employees in the 14th Annual American Business Awards.

“We are honored to be recognized for our innovation by the American Business Awards,” said Matt Rizai, Chairman and CEO of Workiva. “Wdesk is a next-generation platform for data consistency and control that improves productivity, transparency and accountability in business processes.”

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 3,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and industries were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

More than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The judges were extremely impressed with the quality of entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Monday, June 20. Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2016 Stevie winners are available at

About the Stevie Awards Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

About Workiva Workiva (NYSE:WK) created Wdesk, a cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises to collect, link, report and analyze business data with control and accountability. Thousands of organizations, including over 65 percent of the FORTUNE 500®, use Wdesk. The platform’s proprietary word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications are integrated and built upon a data management engine, offering synchronized data, controlled collaboration, granular permissions and a full audit trail. Wdesk helps mitigate enterprise risk, improve productivity and give users confidence to make decisions with real-time data. Workiva employs more than 1,200 people with offices in 16 cities. The company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa. For more information, visit

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