We make wi-fi enabled smart thermostats for residential and commercial applications that are intuitive to use and beautiful to look at. We help you maximize comfort and savings without compromising your lifestyle.
Before founding ecobee in 2007, Stuart Lombard was on a mission to reduce his family’s carbon footprint and save money. He found a lot of ways to conserve energy but most were complex and costly. However, he discovered that heating and cooling made up the majority of his home energy use. So, he tried a programmable thermostat. It turned out to be really complicated, even for someone with an engineering degree. And, unreliable. When Stuart and his family came home one winter day to find their house freezing, they'd had enough. He knew there had to be a better way and decided to build his own thermostat. A truly smart thermostat, that was easy to install, smart enough to deliver comfort, conserving energy and pay for itself in energy savings. That day, ecobee was born.
We're on a mission
We are focused on creating smarter wi-fi thermostats that are beautifully designed, easy to use, provide comfort and savings for families and are good for our planet.
Who's behind ecobee?
President and CEO
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. Today, as the President and CEO of ecobee, he is so committed to his work that he was once seen buzzing around the subway during rush hour wearing a bee costume. Granted, it was Halloween. Why such dedication? Because he’s proud to have founded a product that significantly impacts people’s lives and the environment. When Stuart’s not busy fulfilling his role at ecobee, you may find him running, cycling, undertaking a triathlon – or chasing his dog. You may also find him tinkering away on a woodwork project. Trying to finish that foldable canoe? Perhaps.
VP of Sales
At the age of 10, Derrick Boyce began selling newspapers door-to-door. Dragging his heavy bag of wares behind him, he learned a lot about customer acquisition, customer service, collections, and more, and has since stood at the helm of many large, national, public companies in a senior sales and marketing role. Today, as ecobee’s Vice President, Sales, he empowers our team with experienced gained as Canadian Sales Leader for Honeywell ECC, Vice President, Residential Sales for ADT Security Inc., and Director of National Accounts for ADI, a division of Honeywell. A firm believer that life’s too short not to have fun, Derrick doesn’t just work hard; he plays hard. Anyone up for a bit of dirt biking?
Executive VP of Business Development
Chris Carradine has helped many companies achieve their social, financial and environmental performance targets over the past 20 years, making him a perfect fit for ecobee. Since joining ecobee in 2008, Chris has been instrumental in helping grow the business and introducing customers to the powerful impact of home automation. Today, as Executive Vice President at ecobee, Chris is responsible for strategic partnerships for both utility, commercial and OEM customers. Outside of the office, when not enjoying his cottage, Chris can often be found coaching kids soccer or hitting the ski slopes with his family during the winter.
VP of IT
Hesham is changing the future of the connected home one innovative step at a time and to those who know him, this comes as no surprise. A technical innovator, he built loudspeakers from scratch for a Cairo-based DJ when he was just 16, and he’s had three patents granted to date, with more to come, no doubt. Before Hesham began putting his genius to work as ecobee’s VP of IT, he graced Virgin Mobile Canada with his talent, as well as IBM. Techie? Yes. Geek? Definitely not – unless you define a geek as someone who plays soccer, races a motorcyle, and rocks out on drums.
VP of Software Development
Mark had a dream – that one day he would change the way people consume energy – and he achieved it. After co-founding ecobee with fellow-dreamer Stuart Lombard, Mark created the world’s first Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat with remote control and web/mobile monitoring. Clever stuff, we think, yet this humble man still insists his ecobee colleagues are smarter than him, and we’re flattered. Before developing this game-changing innovation, Mark led the Intel team in the development of the highest speed VPN router of its time. A true inventor, he was also hired at the age of 16 to write assembly code for his school’s library database on an Apple II computer. Needless to say, we’re proud to call this modern-day Thomas Edison our VP Software Development.
VP of Finance
What do you call a guy who can’t wait to get to the office and open up Excel? Jon Prosser. Yep – that’s how much this seasoned money-raiser enjoys being our VP of Finance. And so he should; he’s good at it. In fact, he’s helped raise more than $150 million in funding for Toronto start-ups while working for the likes of JL Albright, Q9 Networks, and ecobee, among others. When he’s not busy cultivating our future, you’ll find him playing tennis, batting a baseball or maybe urban adventure racing. Oh, and he once rode a bicycle 40 feet under water. Some say he’s competitive. Maybe just a smidge.
VP of Product
Casey holds a degree from Carleton University in Interdisciplinary Studies, and has studied Design at OCAD and the University of Washington. After leading and building Product Development teams at Microsoft and FreshBooks, he’s joined ecobee as our Vice President, Product. His sole focus today is to simplify homeowners’ day-to-day and solving their problems through Energy-saving Home Automation.
VP of Human Resources
From growing up in a dairy farm to leading human resources in emerging tech sounds like an unlikely twist. Though it is the story that makes Penny, our VP of Human Resources, an ideal champion for the people and purpose of ecobee. Her upbringing fostered a lifelong appreciation for the power of community when it comes to building something, whether it’s the world’s first wi-fi enabled thermostat or the culture that inspires it. After all, the best idea can’t become something without the best people behind it.
Since relocating to Toronto, Penny has built up not one, but two HR departments from the ground up for two separate startups, FreshBooks and VarageSale. She might be based in the city now, but she’s still an avid fan of the great outdoors, especially with her daughter in tow.