Igor, Inc. was founded in 2013 by Dwight Stewart, a successful entrepreneur with a vision to develop a smart building platform solution. Stewart previously founded QAS, a smart building data and visualization platform company which he successfully sold in 2012. Leveraging his experience at QAS, Stewart created Igor's unifying real-time plug-and-play IoT smart building platform which has rapidly achieved market leadership. Igor first made inroads as a successful connected lighting solution provider, quickly gaining a reputation for quality and winning licensing partnerships with leading luminaire manufacturers around the world. This leadership was validated by the invitation from industry leader, Cisco, to join their Digital Ceiling Partner Community.
In November 2015, Igor hired Steven L’Heureux as its CEO, President and Chairman. L'Heureux is a highly accomplished CEO having led multiple private equity owned companies where he honed his high performance, metrics driven operational skills. L'Heureux's business acumen ideally compliments Stewart's product innovation skills to form an outstanding leadership team at Igor. Together, they have raised more than $12 million in total capital to fund the company's continued rapid growth.
Igor’s flagship product, Nexos, is a PoE-based IoT smart building platform that incorporates the hardware, software, and cloud analytics components to form the digital building 'backbone' that delivers superior smart building network reliability, bandwidth and security. Combined with an open API and real-time platform engine, Nexos is truly a forward looking IoT smart building technology that seamlessly incorporates full lighting controls with easy integration to virtually any IoT device or smart building application available on the market. Nexos is the plural of the Latin nexus, meaning multiple connections from one central, most important part. Today, Nexos reflects the market’s readiness to enter the IoT world. Nexos is a robust solution that supports a growing ecosystem of partners to support a diverse set of user needs.
With a global market increasingly trending toward smart homes and businesses, Igor has quickly made a name for itself as a leading player in the future of the agile, smart building industry. With system installations in more than two dozen countries, and partnerships with industry leaders such as Cisco, Igor is an emerging global player in the IoT Smart Building industry.
We believe in hard work and the importance of building personal relationships with those who work alongside us as partners.
Our goal is to provide value directly to our partners and then empower them to create value for their customers. We are proud of our elegant technology and cutting-edge analytics because we are contributing to the development of truly smart buildings. Every day, our employees and partners work toward a unified vision and mission for the future of Igor and the future of Power-over-Ethernet technology.
We are open. New ideas, discussions, and collaborations have led to the breakthroughs Igor has needed to lead in the Power-over-Ethernet industry. We value openness because it increases everyone's dedication to the final product or project. All ideas are encouraged and mistakes are okay as long as we maintain an open mind. Too many companies fail to adjust to the realities of the future because they are unwilling to accommodate new ideas. We value openness because it is valuable to our success and because it works.
We are authentic. As a hard-working team of Midwesterners, we value being true to ourselves. With Igor, our customers will never be surprised by what they get - we do what we say and we uphold our promises. Business partnerships require trust and respect, and we believe that by being our authentic selves, we will have a solid foundation on which to build our relationships.
We value all stakeholders. To Igor, all stakeholders are important. We believe that our company must deliver on profits for customers, provide returns to our shareholders, and treat our employees and neighbors as valued members of the Igor community. No one stakeholder can be sacrificed in the name of the other in the pursuit of profits. This is because we believe that Igor's best interest lies in balancing all stakeholder needs to ensure sustainable growth and global success.
By honoring our values, we can strive to pursue our mission and fulfill our long-term vision.
To be the leading PoE-based smart building platform that provides businesses a clear path to an AI-ready future.
To provide value directly to our partners, empowering them to offer unique value to their customers by creating an open, PoE-based smart building platform that can transition to the AI-driven future.