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, and a campaign staffer on many political campaigns. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University and attended the University of Oxford. Kendall was recently named to Forbes 2017 30 Under 30 for Law and Policy. 

Dan Fields
CTO
A 20+ year veteran of building technology and teams that have successfully delivered high-volume, distributed computing systems and APIs for companies such as AutoTrader.com, LogMeIn, and Santander Bank.

Max Hamilton
Director- Politics and Advocacy
Max comes to Polis by way of Bisnow, a commercial real estate startup, and Teach for America, where he taught Civics and US History for two years in New Orleans.  He has a BA in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis, and has been involved in canvassing for political campaigns and advocacy groups since he was 12 years old.

 
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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.

Connor Tweardy
Operations
Prior to joining the team at Polis, Connor was a Government Affairs Representative for Combat Medical Systems. He received his B.S. in Foreign Service and International Political Economy from Georgetown University and attended the University of Oxford. 

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.  

 
 
 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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