This week on Cleantech Forward, Foresight CEO Jeanette Jackson is joined by ecobee founder and CEO Stuart Lombard. The duo discuss the importance of perseverance in entrepreneurship, growing ecobee from the inception of an idea to a company that employs more than 500 people, and the recent $770 million acquisition of ecobee by Generac.
Cleantech Forward podcast host Jeanette Jackson is an experienced CEO and entrepreneur with broad experience in technology, business development, marketing, and operations. As the CEO of Foresight, Jeanette has led rapid growth, transforming a regional organization into Canada’s cleantech ecosystem accelerator. Since 2018, under her leadership, Foresight has expanded accelerator programs from one province to four, built a vibrant Innovation Challenge program, and launched a sectoral approach to accelerator cleantech innovation. Jeanette is a frequent speaker, media guest, and advisor to industry and government.
Stuart Lombard is the founder and CEO of ecobee. Stuart launched ecobee to help consumers conserve energy, save money, and reduce their environmental footprint. Ecobee is a Canadian home automation company that makes smart thermostats, temperature and occupancy sensors, smart light switches, smart cameras, and contact sensors.
Presented by Foresight with support from Gowling WLG.