About Polly

Polly’s Mission

Our mission is to make the process of buying and owning cars inherently simple and brimming with unexpected value.

Polly’s Mission

Our mission is to make the process of buying and owning cars inherently simple and brimming with unexpected value.

We use technology to make car buying better, brought to you by insurance. Buying a car should be a time to celebrate, not to get bogged down in complexities. Let us be your advocate and worry about the details, so you can get the right coverage and value and get back out on the road.

We use technology to make car buying better, brought to you by insurance. Buying a car should be a time to celebrate, not to get bogged down in complexities. Let us be your advocate and worry about the details, so you can get the right coverage and value and get back out on the road.

Polly’s Values

Our company values represent who we are, how we approach what we do, and how we’ll keep doing amazing things. Together.

Polly’s Values

Our company values represent who we are, how we approach what we do, and how we’ll keep doing amazing things. Together.

Be real

We prize people who are humble and build relationships through kindness and laughter.

Be curious

We thrive on imagination, encourage new ideas, ask questions and seek answers.

Be bold

We are innovators, builders, trailblazers.
So courage is a given.

Be transformational

It’s OK to be idealistic. There are better ways to do things and we should invent them.

Be caring

We don’t say we care. We show it. We have each others’ backs. We earn trust through being genuine and always being reliable.

Be trusting

We’re trustworthy to the core. We rely on each other to win. We act with unwavering integrity and that will never change.

Who We Are

Polly brings the best from two industries together.

 Our combined experience leading car dealerships and insurance agencies is what makes Polly unique. Our team’s deep understanding of both sides of the experience enables us to transform the car-buying and insurance experience for the better.

Who We Are

Polly brings the best from two industries together.

 Our combined experience leading car dealerships and insurance agencies is what makes Polly unique. Our team’s deep understanding of both sides of the experience enables us to transform the car-buying and insurance experience for the better.

Travis Fitzgerald

CEO/Founder

As Polly’s co-founder and CEO, Travis leads the strategy and vision for the company. He is an experienced automotive executive with an extensive track record of expanding market share and profitability for auto related companies. Travis excels in niche-driven, entrepreneurial business models and has a passion for innovation. As a dealership owner and insurance agency operator, Travis has a deep knowledge of both the automotive and P&C insurance industry.

Tom Lyons

President/Chief Operating Officer, Insurance

As Polly’s President & Chief Operating Officer of Insurance, Tom is responsible for Polly’s insurance platform, agency distribution, book performance, written premium, revenue, earning recognition, sales and service. He also oversees operations, underwriting, and analytics. Prior to joining Polly, Tom was with Plymouth Rock for 15-years, most recently as the COO responsible for their Direct Response business, Prudential Financial Advisor (Captive) business, their motorcycle insurance (Rider) product line, and their affinity marketing programs and relationships, as well as their strategic partnerships with InsureTech agency distribution partners.

Wayne Pastore

President/Chief Operating Officer, Distribution

As President and Chief Operating officer of Polly’s Distribution Operations, Wayne oversees all aspects of Dealer Acquisitions, Partner Success, Distribution Strategy and Solutions, and Business and Sales Operations Programs. He has over 30 years of experience in the technology and automotive sectors and has worked as Chief Financial Officer in multiple technology companies. Prior to joining Polly, Wayne served as General Manager and Vice President at Dealer.com and was responsible for leading the digital marketing solutions for dealers and OEM partners. Wayne has a degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a law degree from Suffolk University Law School.

Jeffrey Mongeon

Head of Carrier Relations/Founder

Jeff is Chief Insurance Officer of Polly, and its co-founder. Jeff has over a decade of experience in the insurance industry, beginning as a producer with Winooski Insurance where he cultivated his own client base and developed a deep knowledge of the carriers’ underwriting processes, the independent agent technology stack and the regulatory landscape. Later as Vice President at Winooski, Jeff became interested in ways to move the industry forward, particularly by focusing on delivering unexpected value by embedding a world class insurance experience into the car and home buying processes. In addition to co-founding Polly, Jeff has led the underwriting and data science team, commercial division, and was integral in building out the customer success team. Jeff also manages carrier relations for Polly, sits on several carrier advisory boards and has been a leading voice in the emerging category of tech-enabled marketplace distribution.

Weili Yuh

Head of Insurance Solutions

Weili is Polly’s Chief Profit Officer. In this role, he oversees the portfolio management strategy and insurance product development to maximize profitability. Weili has 20 years of P&L management and product development experience in the P&C insurance industry. Prior to joining Polly he was Managing Director of Underwriting and Product Management at Plymouth Rock Assurance, responsible for profit and loss over New England states. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Ching-Hsing University, and an M.B.A from the University of Washington.

Kristin Halpin Perry

Chief People Officer

As Polly’s Chief People Officer, Kristin leads the Human Resources team. She has over 25 years of experience as a human resources executive in a variety of different global business sectors. Kristin is the founder and Executive Coach of Veraz Consulting (“Veraz”), a human resources consulting firm. She is currently on the board of Fluency Inc., as well as Docebo Canada. She holds an International Coach Federation License, an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration from Champlain College in Vermont, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Saint Michael’s College and an Executive and Transitional Coaching Certification from the Hudson Institute of Coaching.

Kurt Liebegott

Chief Financial Officer

As Polly’s CFO, Kurt manages all aspects of the company’s finances. Kurt is a hands-on, data-driven executive with more than 25 years of experience in all facets of accounting, finance, and operations management within both entrepreneurial and multi-billion-dollar companies. Prior to joining Polly, he held CFO positions in several organizations, as well as a Division COO position at Sharecare, Inc., where he managed the transition and the financial and operational integration of PKC Corporation into Sharecare after its acquisition. Kurt has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Saint Michael’s College, and an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is licensed as a C.P.A. in the State of Vermont (inactive).

Mike Burgiss

Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer, Mike leads the strategic direction and execution of the Polly brand. He has more than two decades of management and marketing experience in technology and automotive. Prior to DealerPolicy, he held executive positions at Cox Automotive, and Accenture. As a pioneer of Digital Retailing, Mike founded and led MakeMyDeal and went on to lead Cox Automotive's Digital Retailing businesses across AutoTrader, Kelley Blue Book, DealerTrack, and Dealer.com.

Mike Commo

Chief Technical Officer

As Polly's CTO, Mike is responsible for the development of Polly products, software engineering platform and infrastructure, information technology and information security. Prior to joining as Polly's first Software Architect, he built cloud-first software products for Galen Healthcare Solutions. He's consulted for healthcare IT software firms and hospitals assisting with product rebuilds to support cloud infrastructure migrations, and managed software and data migration projects and stakeholders. Mike also has experience with large-scale data warehousing at IBM. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Saint Michael's College.

Chris Omark

SVP, Brand

As Polly’s SVP of Brand, Chris owns the Polly brand. She has worked with some of the world's most iconic brands, including Amazon, Absolut, Clorox, Coca-Cola, Fanta, Levi’s, Nike, and Uber. Chris brings 15+ years as a brand and strategic lead for top creative agencies and another 10+ as a Global Group Creative Director for The Coca-Cola Company's in-house agency.

Tara Kasica

SVP, Sales

As SVP of Sales, Tara oversees our Solutions and Business Development teams. Tara has operated at the crossroads of Personal Lines Insurance and Automotive Retail for over 23 years. Prior to Polly, she was responsible for overseeing countrywide deployment, production, retention and growth of dealership owned insurance agencies at Allstate. Tara has an MBA from Northern Kentucky University and a BA in Organizational Management.

Mark Vesosky

SVP, Operations

As Polly’s SVP of Operations, Mark oversees the day-to-day operations of the company and directly manages the Polly Client Advisor and Dealership Operations teams. Prior to joining Polly, Mark was Vice President of Managed Services at Dealer.com, where he became extremely well versed in the automotive industry. He came to Polly with more than two decades of Customer Service experience. Mark has over 20 years of service with the U.S. Army and has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Oswego.

Jay Hicks

SVP, Strategic Partnerships

As Polly’s SVP of Strategic Partnerships, Jay oversees the Strategic Partnership team. Jay has more than 15 years of experience in partnerships, business development, strategy, and mergers and acquisitions in the automotive industry. He's held senior positions at Cox Automotive, Hearst Automotive and TrueCar prior to joining Polly. Jay has a BS from the University of Cincinnati.

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