Chief Executive Officer & President
Jessica Poliner is relayr's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President and serves on the Board of Directors for relayr, IoT Financial Services, and Munich Re’s IoT Advisory Council. Jessica brings over twenty years of leadership experience working in global diversified industrial companies and has a strong track record of growing businesses. She adds global acumen and cognizance to the role, having lived in the USA, Argentina, India, Panama, Belgium, and Germany. She has led businesses ranging from approximately $200M to $1.5B in annual revenue. Jessica is passionate and fascinated by technology and ensuring it solves a critical business imperative.
Jessica joined relayr from Molding Solutions, a business unit of Barnes Group, Inc., where she served as President and Managing Director of approximately 2,300 global employees and 12 manufacturing locations. Prior to Barnes, Jessica was the General Manager and Vice President for the Marine, Rail and Air businesses of Thermo King, based in Brussels, Belgium. Before joining Thermo King, Jessica held leadership roles at Caterpillar, Inc., where she held positions in general management, marketing, sales, operations, distribution, aftermarket, and connected solutions around the world. During her tenure at Caterpillar, Jessica demonstrated her ability to deliver business results in some of the most challenging and uncertain conditions. She still has yellow blood. Jessica began her career as a lawyer, where she focused primarily on corporate law and mergers & acquisitions.
Jessica holds a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Marquette University Law School and a Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. In 2021, she completed her Certificate of Management Excellence at Harvard Business School. She is active in her various communities and has served on numerous Boards including Junior Achievement, Centro Legal, and Marquette University Law School. Jessica is passionate about diversity and inclusion and is co-author of a published book on the subject. In her spare time, Jessica is an outdoors enthusiast, seeks the sunshine, and runs more than the occasional marathon.