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. Stuart has since founded and led two successful technology companies to acquisition. After spending eight years as a partner at a venture capital firm, Stuart found himself on a mission to reduce his environmental footprint. So was born the idea of the world’s first Wi-Fi connected smart thermostat. Stuart founded ecobee in 2007 and has since helped millions of people save enough energy to power all the homes in Las Vegas. Today, as President & CEO, Stuart continues to empower people to transform their lives, homes, communities and planet through innovative technologies that are accessible and affordable. Stuart was recently recognized by the Canadian Innovation Exchange as Innovator of the Year and EY as Entrepreneur of the Year.