Zachary Poley

Technology Partner & CTO

Zach Poley is a Partner and Chief Technology Officer at Clear, where he focuses on building out Clear’s software, data, and AI-driven approach to venture capital – our unique and proprietary venture capital operating system that helps Clear win in the race to be first to gifted talent and providing measurable value in helping our portfolio companies accelerate access to vital resources – customers, talent, and capital.

Zach’s operational expertise is building high-performance teams and data-driven information technology systems from the ground up: From client-facing products to the underlying data and AI systems and infrastructure, and the DevOps processes that streamline development and connect it all together.

Prior to joining Clear in 2020, Zach spent more than 15 years building software with startups and large companies.

Zach co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer at Paysa where he built a platform to help job seekers optimize their careers. He also led teams in engineering and product management roles at Walmart Labs where he helped develop Walmart’s first personalized digital-to-physical Marketing and Advertising Platform, WMX.

Zach earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has continued to learn all he can at the frontier of technology, venture capital, company building, and leadership ever since.

When Zach is not working he can be found out and about with his wife, son, and dog, working on various projects, reading, or enjoying the outdoors.