Dealerscope 2020 40 Under 40: Mathieu Letombe, Withings
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Job Title: CEO
Years in Industry: 9
Where You Grew Up, Live Now: Born and raised in Paris
Education: IUT of Cachan - Université Paris-Saclay
Accomplishments: I am very proud of the work the team at Withings has accomplished in the nine years I have been at the company. Since I have worked with the company from its early days as a startup, I have seen how the company has developed and been part of all of its many accomplishments. A few recent highlights I am proud of include leading the company during our reacquisition from Nokia in 2018 and reestablishing it under its original name and founder, Eric Carreel. Since 2018, we have worked tirelessly to expand our efforts to bring clinically validated, medical-grade devices and services into the home to provide vital insights that can be used for customers and their physicians to better manage their health and identify serious issues early. From the reacquisition, I have been exceptionally proud of the range of connected health devices and technologies we have developed and brought to market including Move ECG, ScanWatch, BPM Core and BPM Connect. All of the devices we have rolled out over the last few years have brought clinically validated, medical-grade health tracking capabilities into the home, including sleep apnea detection and AFib monitoring. Finally, I am excited about the launch of our B2B division, MED PRO, which was created to meet the needs of medical professionals, institutions, researchers and more, by allowing Withings products and data to be brought into third-party ecosystems. Overall, these accomplishments are important to me because they show that we are maintaining our mission and succeeding at developing connected health technologies that are helping consumers, their physicians and the medical industry track, manage, diagnose and understand health and make improvements.
CE Industry Awards: I am very proud of the connected health devices Withings has brought to market. Their innovation and world-class design have been recognized with many awards including: Withings ScanWatch was recognized as an honoree in three 2020 CES Innovation Award categories; Withings ScanWatch also received Best of CES awards by Engadget, Android Authority, TechRadar and more; Frost & Sullivan awarded Withings a 2020 European New Product Innovation Award
What I Like Best About My Job: My favorite part of working at Withings is the team we’ve built. We have a great team across the world who all are so passionate about the work that we do and our mission that it makes it enjoyable to come to work every day and strive to make real change in health. Many of our team members have worked with Withings for many years, like myself, so we’ve really become a family who works well together and creates award-winning technologies.
Pastime/Hobby: Playing sports, boxing and running. Ultimately, I like hobbies where I can set goals and be active.
Last Book Read: Educated: A Memoir
My Heroes, and Why: The Rock, Bill Gates and Zinedine Zidane, because they all inspired me in their own way.