Meet Polis

Polis makes interactions personal and meaningful again. By knowing our neighbors and learning about them as individuals we’re better able to connect them with the issues, companies and organizations that matter to them.

At Polis, we’re reinventing how people communicate, one door-knock at a time.

Discover how Polis is revolutionizing door-to-door outreach using smart technology, targeted data and top-tier partnerships.

Smart 
Technology
Polis builds sleek software which leads to measurable results.
  • Track your users’ progress
  • Automate cumbersome tasks so you can spend more time measuring results than setting up campaigns.
  • Use smart routing to get knocks done faster and more efficiently.
  • Eliminate the frustration of spending your valuable time with hard to use canvassing software.
Targeted Data
Tested and proven leads to maximize your sales success.
  • Identify qualified leads in any location of your choice.
  • Get to know the consumer before knocking on a door.
  • Use cutting edge analytics to better understand your customers and increase the success of your sales/canvassing teams.
Top-Tier Partnerships
Consultative team with the knowledge and expertise to take door-to- door outreach to the next level.
  • Access help documents, best practices, and insights gleaned from 10M+ door knocks.
  • Utilize individual access to our best in industry business development and customer success teams.

Polis was founded at the end of 2015. The company has received venture funding from Haystack VC, Initialized, Fathom Capital, Background Capital, Liquid2 Ventures and Techstars

Leadership

  • Kendall Tucker
    Founder, CEO

    Prior to founding Polis, Kendall was a consultant at Parthenon-EY where she 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
    Vice President of Business Development

    Brett comes to Polis by way of Skyrocket Media where he was responsible for building long-term strategic partnerships, growing business revenue 880% leading to a #27 rank on the Inc. 500 list. He also earned Utah Business 40 Under 40 Honors for his leadership in business development and his work with various Fortune 500 companies. Previous to that, Brett worked in organizational leadership roles for presidential and congressional campaigns and was also a successful direct sales representative. Brett holds a B.A. from Utah Valley University and an M.A. from Kings College London.

  • Adam Krapish
    Director of Product

    With over 15 years of experience as a product manager, Adam has worked at several early stage startups to help them focus their strategy and grow. Prior to joining Polis Adam was Head of Product at Springboard Retail and VP Product at StructuredWeb. He received his BS in Finance from Villanova University.

  • Don Andrade
    CFO

    After graduating from Bryant University with a bachelors in accounting, Don went on to spend 27 years at Deloitte working his way up to a partner. After Deloitte, Don began to work with several successful startups including Jana, Stratega Therapeutics, Mirata, and Spirata. His precision for detail and passion for numbers led him to Polis in 2019 as our CFO.

  • Will Gainer
    Vice President of Sales Operations

    Will joins Polis after spending 17 years with 1-800 Contacts. He brings experience in building teams, driving growth and leading large and growing business entities.  Will is working on building our direct channel and is actively recruiting outstanding people to join our team.  Will received his Bachelors degree from Utah Valley University and an MBA from Utah State University.

  • David Theriault
    Director of Engineering

    David joins Polis with over 15 years of software engineering experience.  Specializing in building strong software teams, David most recently increased ThriveHive from 4 to 17 engineers.  Prior to ThriveHive, David managed a team at Endurance International group servicing over 3 million customers and 10 million domains.  David has a B.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University and is a U.S. Army veteran.

  • Ryan Haag
    Director of Inside Sales

    Ryan graduated from Utah Valley University with a degree in Behavioral Science which is where he developed a passion for improving communication and relationships. He has spent the past 20+ years in sales organizations of all shapes and sizes. Ryan has extensive tech and data experience with Lucid Software and Domo and loves helping companies use data to improve processes and increase revenue. In his spare time Ryan loves exploring the Utah mountains with his wife and kids.

  • Marcos Bozza
    Technical Lead

    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.

  • Ndaba Ndebele
    Senior 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.

  • Anjali Merchant
    Full Stack Engineer

    Anjali graduated with a B.A. from Middlebury College and M.S. from Yale University. After working as a technology consultant, Anjali studied full-stack software engineering at the Grace Hopper Program, an all women programming school.

  • Aditya Sathyanarayan
    Software Engineer

    Aditya graduated from R.V.College of Engineering Bangalore with a B.E in Computer Science and Engineering in 2013 and worked as a software engineer for about 3 years. He has experience in building web applications and data warehousing. After that, he completed his M.S in Computer Science with a specialization in Data Engineering from Northeastern University Boston. He loves weekend hikes and exploring new cities.

  • Giovane Mocellin
    Full Stack Engineer

    Giovane has experience with front and backend development, having received his B.S. in Computer Science at the University of São Paulo. He has been working with Polis since February 2018.

  • Bruno Neves
    iOS Developer

    Bruno graduated from FATEC in I.T. He is a mobile developer with experience in different types of applications and passionate for innovation and challenges. On weekends like to travel with his motorcycle to meet new places

  • Luiz Bertoni
    Full Stack Engineer

    Luiz received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Universidade de São Paulo in 2013 and has worked ever since as a technology consultant for many different industries. He is a full-stack software engineer that loves solving complex problems, learning new technologies, music, and rollerblading.

  • Rafael Nogueira
    Full Stack Engineer

    Rafael graduated from Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul in 2018 with his bachelors in computer science. He is a mobile developer having worked with several different types of applications. Rafael enjoys music, games, and movies. He is also passionate about developing games in his free time.

  • Hannah Barton
    Software Engineer

    Hannah received her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a minor in Physics at Brandeis University. After working in sales at a large organic food company for several years, she switched careers into software development. Hannah loves sushi, cats and often wonders how she will be able to explain niche memes to future children in 40 years.

  • Alex Fried
    Operations Manager

    Alex graduated from The George Washington University in December of 2018 with a Bachelors in Economics as well as International Affairs. Alex has a lifelong goal of traveling to 100 countries. Thus far, he has been to twenty-two! Alex runs operations for the Polis team.

  • Darshit Chanpura
    Software Engineer

    Darshit received his B.Tech. in Computer Engineering from Dharmsinh Desai University. He has 2 yrs of work experience and is currently pursuing M.S. in Computer Science at Northeastern University.

  • Gowtham Genpur
    Software Engineer

    Gowtham graduated from RMK Engineering College with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering. He has done a couple of internships in Android development and infrastructure automation. He is currently interested in developing scalable web apps, and pursuing Master’s in Computer Science from Northeastern University. Gowtham is an avid food lover and a die-hard MSDian.

  • Cassie
    Bark End Engineer

    Cassie received her Bachelors in Archaeology due to her intense passion for bones. After failing to become gainfully employed, she earned her MBA – Masters in Barking Administration – and in her free time learned how to code. Cassie joined Polis in July of 2018 as a Bark End Engineer and is a constant source of support for all of the Polis team!

  • Kimchi
    ROOFing Account Executive

    Kimchi joins Polis after a long stint as an actress in the greater Boston area and starting a successful roofing business. Tired of receiving rounds of appaws every night for her performance in the musical “Cats,” Kimchi decided to try her hands in the roofing industry. Her previous employees reportedly have claimed that her bark is worse than her bite. Having used Polis to conduct successful door-to-door sales outreach for her roofing company, it seemed like a natural fit for Kimchi to come join us as our expert in the roofing industry.

Our Advisors

  • Pam Abel
    Vice President Sales Operations, Enablement & Tooling, AT&T
  • Ryan Costello
    Congressman
  • Semyon Dukach
    Managing Partner, One Way Ventures
  • Stephen Hackley
    SVP & GM Northeast Division, Comcast Business
  • Chris Jenny
    Former President, EY-Parthenon
  • Soner Kanlier
    CEO/Co-Founder, NEDD, Former VP of Competitive Energy at DNV GL
  • Nicco Mele
    Director, Shorenstein Center at Harvard and Former Digital Director, Howard Dean for President
  • Elise Rubin
    Global Head of Program Management, Product Launch & International Expansion, Google Home & Nest
  • James Steffes
    Executive Vice President, Direct Energy
  • Chris Wake
    Entrepreneur
  • Matt Waldrip
    Chief of Staff, Senator Mitt Romney
  • Walker Wright
    VP of Policy & Strategy Group Director, ENGIE

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