At Polis, we believe better outreach begins with better technology.

The Polis app is a patent-pending smartphone application created by experienced door knocking professionals, data scientists, and developers to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of canvassing operations.

Polis was founded in July 2015. The company has received venture funding from Walnut Venture Associates, Right Side Capital Management, TechStars and New Profit.

 

The Executive Team

 
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Kendall Tucker
Founder, CEO
Prior to founding Polis, Kendall was a consultant at Parthenon-EY where she advised advised the executives of multi-national corporations and Fortune 500 companies. She received her B.A. from Columbia University and attended the University of Oxford. Kendall has been featured in Forbes, TechCrunch, the Washington Post and the Boston Globe.

Brett Nielsen
VP of Sales
Brett comes to Polis by way of BestCompany.com (formerly known as SkyRocket Media) where he was responsible for overseeing strategic and long-term growth partnerships. Before that, Brett was an avid campaigner and a successful door-to-door sales representative. Brett has a B.A. from Utah Valley University and an M.A. from Kings College London.

Marcos Bozza
CTO
Marcos is a director at SMT Solucoes and a former co-founder of Taggs. Before that he consulted at the Advus Corporation and he received his B.S. in Computer Engineering at the University of São Paulo.

 

Emad Taliep
Data Scientist
Emad received his B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As an undergraduate, he learned and applied principles of study design and statistical research methods in projects spanning neurobiology, quantitative linguistics, and applied humanities.

Jalil Farid
Software Engineer
Jalil received his B.S. in Physics and Applied Mathematics from Rutgers University and is working on his Masters in Data Science from Johns Hopkins. He comes to Polis with experience in software engineering and bioinformatics for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Twine Health. 

Ndaba Ndebele
Software Engineer
Ndaba has diverse experience in software and web development, working for companies like Succinct Design, Charisma Jalapeño Digital and doing freelance development. Ndaba received a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Cape Town.  

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Eric Nielsen
Account Executive
Eric used to work at Qualtrics where he was on a team that generated $8m+ per quarter. Before that he was a sales rep at Vivint. Eric is currently working on his B.A. at Utah Valley University.

Kiran Nanjundaswamy
Software Developer
Before coming to Polis, Kiran held the role of Senior Software Engineer at Tesco Bengaluru where he designed and deployed automation scripts and diagnosed data errors. Kiran received his B.E. in Computer Science from the Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology and is working on his M.S. in Computer Science at Northeastern University.

Ginny
Chairwoman
Born in West Virginia, Ginny always had a passion for door knocking. She came to Polis by way of DC City Dogs and is thrilled to provide amusement, protection and love to the entire Polis team. 

Advisors

Chris Jenny
Senior Advisor, Parthenon-EY, Chairman at Jennus Innovation

Dan Adams
Co-Founder/CTO, Ground Signal

Matt Waldrip
Senior Advisor, Solamere Capital and Senior Finance Advisor, Speaker Paul Ryan

Nicco Mele
Director, Shorenstein Center at Harvard and Former Digital Director, Howard Dean for President

Rod Fletcher
CFO, Jennus Innovation, Former CFO of City Sports

Soner Kanlier
CEO, Jasmine Universe, Former VP of Competitive Energy at DNV GL