Why Adage

Wondering what drives us?  Who we are?  Where have we been?

We believe in 100% integrity and delivering success every time.

Over the past 15 years, we have seen traditional agencies claim they understand digital experiences, and then fail to deliver on their promises. Too often, organizations are left with a beautiful design that doesn’t work. Or the opposite - a feature rich site that is difficult to use.

Have you ever finished a project wondering where all of the promises went?  Our proven process ensures we get it right by adapting and evolving with you as your needs change.

The result:  The right mix of form and function; design and development; user experience and programming. We deliver the best in digital experiences that create relationships, drive conversions, and grow ecommerce.

We are more than an agency.  Our work proves it.

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Adage helped the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen overhaul their digital presence with Episerver & Tessitura integration.

Our Leadership

Roy ChomkoRoy Chomko - President & Founder

 In 2001, Roy founded Adage Technologies combining a passion for innovation and the desire to build a company focused on driving ROI through web technology. As President, Roy's energy and customer-centric approach have helped to grow Adage to a international web design & development firm that's been ahead of the curve for over 15 years.

Roy has over 20 years of experience in technology consulting and web development. Prior to founding Adage, Roy was a principal of a Cisco VAR and a web development firm in the late 1990s. Roy's background also includes stints at Wolfram Research and GE Capital.

Roy works alongside our creative/user experience, development, and marketing teams to ensure we provide strategic insight to our ecommerce clients.

Mathieu AgeeMathieu Agee - Director of Technology

 Mathieu leads development innovation and sets the standard for our technical frameworks. Mathieu personally completes deep technical reviews of new features and functions coming from our partners and determines how the Adage development team can leverage the technology for our customers. Mathieu also supervises training and mentoring efforts for our designers and developers.

Mathieu has over a decade of experience in developing and delivering solutions on the Microsoft .NET technology stack and is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD). Mathieu has extensive experience with web and application development and oversees our integration teams and Tessitura solution, ACE Platform.

Russ KlitchmanRuss Klitchman - Director of Finance & Administration

Russ has over 15 years of experience developing and fine tuning the operations of a tech company. This includes starting up Purple Monkey Studios Inc. in his basement and growing it into one of the premier web development companies in the Midwest. As CEO of Purple Monkey, Klitchman was responsible for running all aspects of the business, including strategy and growth.

Russ sold Purple Monkey to Bridgeline Digital in 2007, where he became Executive Vice President and General Manager of the firm's Chicago office. Russ's previous experience also includes time as a project director at the Leo Burnett Group, managing online advertising and internet marketing initiatives. His early career revolved around coding the earliest stages of digital video at Andersen Consulting's (later Accenture) research and development center. 

Our Story

Adage Technologies was founded in 2001 in Chicago as a web and custom software company, the second development company founded by our President, Roy Chomko. In the years since our founding, we've shifted to focus exclusively on web design and development. As our creative team has grown, however, we've maintained the commitment to quality technical development that has always been central to our roots as a software company.

Over our 15 years in business, we've outlined a powerful five step process for our website design and development. The most important step of our unique "5 D's" process is the first one: Discovery. Before we build your website, we work with your teams to conduct user research and refine your digital brand and organizing idea. We then build high-fidelity, clickable prototypes to fine tune your user experience before you invest in development.

Our partnerships have been central to our growth as a web design and development firm. In 2005, we began building websites using the Ektron content management system, which we used as our primary platform until becoming one of the first North American Episerver Partners in 2009. Since then, Episerver has powered some of our most celebrated ecommerce websites, including the 2015 Episerver B2C Site of the Year for the Metropolitan Opera

Around the same time, we began work on our revolutionary Tessitura integration solution, ACE Platform, which would lead us to becoming the leading American Tessitura integration partner. Through our work with leading associations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, we've also become a trusted partner for a number of association management systems, including Abila netFORUM.

Today, we continue to grow as we remain committed to helping our client solve unique ecommerce challenges. We've been identified as a Fortune 5000 Fastest Growing Company three of the last four years and we continue to expand our presense in the United States and internationally.

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