Success is not linear. Even the most dynamic leaders experience challenges and setbacks. However, in those experiences, there is much lesson and opportunity to redefine our strategies and TechTO showcases the complexities that make the journey all of what it is.
TechTO is curated to bring you inspirational stories where you can learn practical tips from leaders who have dreamed, struggled, and ultimately persevered. Our conversation with our guests typically reviews their career journey, the early days of their company, lessons from scaling and a few fun personal questions.
Founder & CEO at ecobee & President of Connected Devices and Services at Generac
A born innovator, Stuart Lombard’s destiny was set by the age of 12 when he began building a foldable canoe that could be carried around in a briefcase. After leading two successful technology companies to acquisition and after eight years as a partner at a venture capital firm, Stuart found himself on a mission to reduce his own environmental footprint. He co-founded ecobee in 2007 with the mission to improve everyday life while creating a more sustainable world. Since launching the world’s first Wi-Fi connected smart thermostat in 2009, ecobee has helped customers across North America save more than 25 TWh of energy, which is the equivalent of taking all the homes in Los Angeles off the grid for a year. In late 2021, ecobee was acquired by Generac for $770 million USD, with Stuart remaining CEO. Today, Stuart continues to empower people to transform their lives, homes, communities, and planet with innovative and accessible solutions.
Co-Founder of TechTO & CEO at Venue.live
Co-Founder of TechTO & AngelList Canadian Partner