Meet The Team

A group of dedicated entrepreneurs, economists, engineers, and policy analysts.

Nick Mastronardi

Nick Mastronardi

Founder and CEO

Nick leads the Polco team. He brings experience as a Senior Economist at both Amazon and in the White House on the President's Council of Economic Advisors. Nick holds an undergraduate technical degree from Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Economics from UT Austin. Nick spent over 10 years in the Air Force and was previously a professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Alex Pedersen

Alex Pedersen

Co-Founder and COO

Alex leads Polco's internal operations. He brings experience as a Strategy and Operations analyst at Google and from his time teaching Political Science at the Air Force Academy. Alex holds a technical degree from the US Air Force Academy and a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Nicholas Jeffress

Nicholas Jeffress

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Nick J. serves as Polco's first line of contact for many of our customers and strategic partners. Previously, he worked with the Data Coalition and Data Foundation advocating for the transformation from documents to data at the Federal and State levels. He has also advised State Delegates and Governor's Appointees in Virginia as a managing consultant.
Brian Quandt

Bryan Quandt

Engagement Specialist

Bryan leads Polco’s customer success operations. With years of experience in human-centered design and cooperatives, he brings an analytical and empathetic approach to need finding and problem solving. Bryan holds a B.S. in Engineering from Northwestern.
Pat Cannon

Pat Cannon

Advisor

Pat brings decades of industry expertise, with a unique knowledge of the Madison and Wisconsin area. Pat has a been a supporter of Polco from the beginning and continues to be an amazing source of insight and inspiration.
Mike Kasperzak

Mike Kasperzak

Advisor

As a former Mayor and Councilmember of Mountain View, California, and with extended experience from leadership positions in municipal organizations around the country, Mike provides expertise, mentorship, and deep industry knowledge to the Polco team.

Our Story

The core Polco team is comprised of veterans of military and public service from across the political spectrum. As operators, technology professionals, and academics, we have dedicated ourselves to improving our government and society from the bottom up. We built Polco to allow citizens to learn about, discuss, and vote on key policy proposals that affect them. We believe high quality, deliberately crafted policy will truly make lives better.

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