Jay Polaki, Founder & CEO
Jay Polaki is the Founder of HR Geckos, an HR Technology and Management company. Jay has spent the last two decades in several leadership positions across industries, as a business partner, executive human resources consultant, and human resources director. Throughout her career, Jay has impacted how some of the most important HR functions are defined and executed. At HR Geckos, Jay continues to create, fuel, and encourage next-gen ideas, practices, and tools on Employee Engagement, HR Technology, Leadership Development, Talent, and Compensation strategies.
Jay is also the Founder and CEO of Career Acers, a professional career counseling and coaching firm. Should you need help updating your personal profile and brand, clarifying your strengths and values, or exploring career strategies, Career Acers will help you craft and ace your career success story! Jay brings her experience and involvement in various industries and professional associations to work for her clients. Jay’s expertise and professional collaborations open a plethora of resources and reference points for Jay’s clients.
In 2016, Jay founded the Global Indian Professional Network(GIPN), a non-profit focused on professional development for Indian-Origin professionals and the advancement of global Indians in business. Active in the community, Jay is a member of a variety of local and national non-profits focused on education; diversity; leadership; and the advancement and support of women.
Jay holds the Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications. She attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUe), U.S.A., graduating with a Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Jay is an official contributing member of the Forbes Human Resources Council.