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.
Chief Operations Officer
As a supply chain maestro, it's no wonder Scott gravitated towards the Internet of Things — an area that's all about making people's lives easier. Before joining ecobee as our Chief Operations Officer, he headed up operations and supply chain management at Kobo. His preferred ingredient for best-in-class optimization? Teamwork. You'd be hard-pressed to find a bigger advocate for camaraderie. When he isn't playing soccer (natch), you can find Scott pouring over the latest updates in the world of stats and data.
Chief Financial Officer
A proud PEI native, David is a graduate of the University of Prince Edward Island. In his 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, and investor relations, there are few industries he hasn't touched: SaaS with Achievers and LiveHive Systems, hardware and software with PixStream and Intercon Security), banking with BMO and AT&T Capital, and public accounting with Coopers & Lybrand. Beyond numbers, David is also passionate about the people behind the work: thinking up the best ways to recruit, engage, and retain top talent. Because he's just as dedicated to keeping his A-team outside of work happy, you can often catch him on the slopes with his wife and two daughters.
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.
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 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 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?
VP of Manufacturing
Like the drummer in a band, Bill is the steady backbone of the hive. He’s the one who makes sure it all comes together, And never without a twinkle in his eye. Yep—even after seven years. Bill is a graduate of mechanical engineering from Western University and Six Sigma Black Belt.
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 son and daughter in tow.
VP OF TECHNOLOGY
Even as a kid, Jordan's been curious about how the internet works. He brings 20 years of building things on it as our VP of Technology. A data whiz, Jordan was part of the founding team at Kobo before heading Engineering and Data for Wattpad.
Jordan sees team performance and customer satisfaction as inherently connected—explaining his enthusiasm for connecting the digital dots that now make up our world. When he's not busy tinkering, he's discovering the best in vegan food with his wife and son.
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER/CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER
By the time Kevin Banderk was in the fourth grade, he’d lived in more than five countries. Kevin credits these experiences for shaping the way he leads teams: with curiosity, empathy and empowerment. After obtaining an engineering degree from Queen’s University and an MBA from the London Business School, he returned home to Toronto where he’s been creating and growing businesses ever since. Kevin spent eight years developing, launching and running the award-winning brand Koodo Mobile; he was also responsible for the continued growth of the multi-billion dollar TELUS consumer mobility business. As Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Revenue Officer at ecobee, Kevin is focused on finding consumer-centric solutions to real-life problems—and connecting them in simple ways. He enjoys weekends at the Kawartha’s with his wife and two kids, in between catching the occasional sci-fi show.
VICE PRESIDENT, RETAIL SALES
For Kirk Williams, it all started with a bucket of golf balls. At eleven years old, he braved the muddy marshes behind his local course gathering abandoned balls to sell them back to the driving range. It wasn’t an hourly job. No entitlements. Yet, what he learned has stayed with him to this day: hard work pays off. Kirk’s passion has served him well throughout his career; he’s driven sales and profit for some of the most dynamic and innovative smart home companies in North America. With one foot in sales and one foot in marketing, Kirk maintains a balanced approach to business. This allows him to understand the full dimensions of his customers and his teams, teeing them up for success in every new challenge.