Meet the PolicyEngage Leadership Team

Steven Marciniak

Founder & CEO

Originally from the Chicago area, Founder and CEO Steven Marciniak graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in December 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Management-Entrepreneurship. Shortly after graduation, he was introduced to a lobbyist at the Illinois Chamber of Commerce who was searching for a better way to track legislation. Steven instantly recognized not only the business potential but the significance of government transparency and involvement and founded PolicyEngage (formerly TrackBill). The following year was an uphill battle for the founder—struggling on food stamps, sleeping on a friend’s couch, and selling his plasma to get the company off the ground.

In February 2013, PolicyEngage was accepted as one of five startups (out of 120) into the Capital Innovators accelerator program in Saint Louis, MO. After successfully completing the three-month curriculum, PolicyEngage caught the attention of Arch Grants, also located in Saint Louis, and became one of 20 companies (out of 707) to receive a grant from the startup competition. Grateful for the support of the city, PolicyEngage established Saint Louis as its headquarters in May 2013.

Following its move to Saint Louis, PolicyEngage raised $2.6 million from two venture capital firms, Cultivation Capital in Saint Louis and Serra Ventures in Champaign, IL. Since then, the company has expanded its operations with an office in Washington, DC.

In his spare time, Steven enjoys hiking, reading about space and physics, and researching Ancient Egyptian history.

Ray McCord


Ray brings over two decades of technical skills, design talent, and business instincts to PolicyEngage. Ray previously founded Raging Design in 2003 while pursuing his degree from Robert Morris University. Ray's work has been used in the education, military, medical, and communications fields. His advocacy and contributions helped establish several norms and standards seen today in web technologies, programming languages, software distributions, and open source. Ray has been married for 20 years and has five children.

Andrew Marciniak

Director of Client Success

Born and raised outside of Chicago, Andy has come a long way from his 2016 internship with PolicyEngage. With an economics degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Andy pivoted into the business world and now runs a whole host of processes for the PolicyEngage team. These roles include sales, client success, and workflow management-related efforts. Andy now lives in the northern suburbs of Boston with his wife Amanda, whom he met in Nashville on his very first business trip with the company.

Cody Selkirk

Senior Software Engineer

Cody brings with him over a decade of software engineering experience. When he’s not at the office, he’s pursuing his Master’s Degree in Business and Information Technology Management from Western Governors University. Cody resides in Texas with his wife and two dogs, Gimli and Arwen.