Qardio CEO, Marco Peluso named to Dealerscope’s 40 Under 40
We’re thrilled to announce that Qardio CEO, Marco Peluso has been named to Dealerscope’s list of 40 Under 40 in the Consumer Electronics industry. Check out selections from Marco’s interview with Dealerscope below and then head over to see the rest of the interview and the entirety of the impressive list.
Marco Peluso, 38, Founder and CEO, Qardio Inc.,
San Francisco, Calif.
Twitter Handle: @getqardio
Brief Description of Role: Together with Qardio’s co-founder, Rosario Iannella, I lead the vision and the strategy of the company towards improving heart health monitoring.
Main Industry Accomplishments and Proudest Achievement: Approached role at Qardio with an outsider’s perspective and a questioning attitude. The company’s first two products, QardioCore, a wearable ECG monitor, and QardioArm, a smart blood pressure monitor, are in many ways revolutionary and their development posed several interesting challenges. Qardio wanted to build products that combined a high level of accuracy and reliability with great design and a delightful user experience. This led to the creation of a number of proprietary technologies both embedded in the products themselves and in their manufacturing processes.
Awards: In the last six months: QardioArm won the prestigious 2014 Red Dot Product Design Award. This win is a testament to the innovation, quality and attention to details Qardio is embedding in their products. QardioCore was listed as “Best of CES 2014” by PC Magazine. Qardio is a finalist for the Everyday Health Awards 2014. Marco Peluso, profiled as Innovator of the week by CEA. QardioArm shortlisted for the 2014 edition of the IxDA Interaction Awards. TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 finalist.
What I Like Best About My Job: Positively impacting the lives of many people.
What I Like Least About My Job: There are only 24 hours in a day.
Favorite Pastime/Hobby: Spending time with my family.
Last Book I Read: Peter Rabbit…last night, for my three-year-old daughter.
Who’s My Hero, and Why: Richard Feynman, because genius can be creative and fun. Also, my dad. Amongst many other contributions, he was the spark for me moving into the digital health arena.
If You Could Be Anyplace Else Right Now, Where Would it Be and What Would You Be Doing?: I would not want to be anywhere else, but being in more than one place at once would be quite helpful.
Check out the rest of Dealerscope’s 2014 40 Under 40.