John Polis

John Polis

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John Polis is Chief Operating and Technology Officer at Star Mountain Capital, a specialized asset management firm focused exclusively on the U.S. lower middle market. John is an entrepreneurial information management and business operations leader with more than 25 years of track record in creating and enhancing technology-enabled businesses and building platforms that allow for significant scale. He is also an Adjunct Professor at NYU where he teaches graduate level courses in Integrated Marketing Database Modeling and Management. Prior to joining Star Mountain, he was COO and CTO for Guidepoint Global, a primary research firm and expert network serving the world's leading institutional investors. Earlier in his career, John served as Co-founder and Executive Vice President of Operations and CTO for Dotcom Distribution and Chief Information Officer for the GT Media family of companies.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • At Guidepoint Global, he changed the operating culture leading positive change in process and people management.

  • He also guided Guidepoint Global back to profitability and significant double-digit growth.

  • At Visionary Access, he redefined inter-organizational structure and developed a 3-year business plan and budgets.

  • Prior to Guidepoint, he served as COO and CTO for Coleman Research Group, also a primary Research firm and expert network.

  • At CRG, he led the product management and development effort on their custom-built, web-based CRM - Knowledge Broker™.

  • He was also responsible for overseeing CRG's research, relationship management, compliance, human resources, and data management.

  • Prior to NYU, he was an Adjunct Professor at Touro College Graduate School of Technology, where he taught Database Design and Modeling for Business.

  • He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from NYU, and an MBA in Management from Wagner College.

  • He holds FINRA Series 63, 7 and 24 licenses.