About Us

We are a team of strategic, creative, and technical professionals who partner with our clients to solve business problems and meet meaningful goals. It’s our team-oriented approach that truly drives us to win awards, work with prestigious clients and break ground with exciting new technology.

Founded in 2001, Adage Technologies is an eCommerce web design and development firm in downtown Chicago. Adage has consistently been recognized as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois, and on the Inc. 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.

If you’re interested in joining our team see the full list of open positions.

Lights on in 2001

Downtown Chicago Headquartered

Best Places to Work in Illinois for 8 years in a row

Named a 2018 Best Places to Work in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business

Reviewer: "The people are the best part of working at Adage."

We care about people first.

When we approach a new project we start and end with people. We discover people’s needs, guide them through the process, help them manage change, and guide them to their vision.

We have a core value to “do the right thing” so we are constantly checking ourselves by asking real people, real customers, real members what they need and how technology can serve them better.

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Our Partners

Our Partners

We’re proud to offer digital solutions that drive return-on-investment to key industries, including the performing arts, associations, hospitality, healthcare, and manufacturing. Our solutions are built on the foundation of leading content management systems–including Episerver and Umbraco–and integrated with the systems that power your business, including Abila’s netFORUM, Tessitura, Microsoft Dynamics CRM/AX/NAV, and more.

Adage is also a Microsoft partner with competencies in Hosting and Application Development.

Episerver
  • Episerver CMS
  • Epi Commerce
  • Epi Find
  • Epi Personalization
  • Epi Custom Connectors
Real Magnet
  • Marketing Automation
  • Email Marketing
  • Episerver Connector
  • Microsoft Dynamics Integration
Microsoft
  • Azure Hosting
  • Azure Managed Services
  • Scalable Cloud Solutions
  • Microsoft Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Dynamics CRM Integrations
  • Ecommerce for Dynamics AX/NAV
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Adage Leadership Team

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Roy Chomko

Founder, President

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 an international web design & development firm that’s been ahead of the curve for over 15 years.

Roy Chomko
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Mathieu Agee

Director, Operations & 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 .NET developers.

Matt Agee
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Russ Klitchman

Director, Finance & Administration

Russ brought his over 15 years of experience in the digital industry to Adage to help optimize our operations. His background includes founding, developing, and eventually selling his own web design company, Purple Monkey Studios. Russ leads administration, HR, IT, and finance, along with helping the leadership team shape our growth strategy.

Russ Klitchman
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Joe Post

Director, Strategy & Design

Joe leads strategy and design with a team of user experience and user interface (UX/UI) designers while emphasizing design thinking as a strategic framework for digital transformation. Design thinking allows us to produce creative, human-centered innovations that solve real-world problems for our clients.

Joe holds an MFA from CalArts.

Joe Post
jpost@adagetech.com
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JR Samples

Director, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

JR leads business development executives and is tasked with building deeper relationships in the commercial market, specifically with mid-enterprise organizations in need of business partners who understand how to leverage web application technology to drive engagement with its core audience.

JR Samples
jsamples@adagetech.com
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Business Development Executives

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Sarah Bordson

Digital Director, Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Through consulting and strategic planning, Sarah uses her strong arts and entertainment, web-marketing, and Tessitura background to help partners increase revenues and bring the spark of their brand and performances online.

Prior to joining Adage in the fall of 2011 Sarah worked in e-communications at Goodman Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theater and held marketing and ticketing fellowships at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre. Sarah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts and English from Illinois Wesleyan University and an Executive MBA with a specialization in Digital Marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Sarah Bordson
sbordson@adagetech.com
312.884.5171
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Mike Kovach

Senior Digital Consultant

As a Business Development Executive, Mike focuses on guiding and helping to grow current and new customer digital presence. Mike collaborates with the Adage team to make sure clients are following best practices aligning business goals with the ever changing digital world.

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Mike Kovach
mkovach@adagetech.com
312.948.5996
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Jake Toohey

Senior Digital Consultant

Since joining Adage in January of 2012, Jake has worked with association, ecommerce, and manufacturing clients to help them realize and reach their digital goals. Through consulting and strategizing, Jake focuses on clients immediate and long-term needs to help develop solutions from marketing websites to full-scale digital transformations.

Jake holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and lives in the River West neighborhood of Chicago.

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Jake Toohey
jtoohey@adagetech.com
312.884.5169
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Tom Ogan

Senior Digital Consultant

Tom joined Adage in 2018.

Tom Ogan
togan@adagetech.com
312.957.8655
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Rene Reiter Marketing Manager at Adage Technologies

Rene Reiter

Marketing Manager

Rene joined Adage in 2017 and brings over 10 years of marketing operations and communications expertise with a people-first approach. She is focused on building Adage’s digital presence and marketing technology landscape as well as partnerships with leading digital solution providers and industry-leading partners. Key among her expertise is marketing automation prowess and developing comprehensive multi-touch marketing campaigns.

Rene Reiter
rreiter@adagetech.com

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Adage Products

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Claire Young

Special Projects Manager

Claire leverages her background in broadcast media and web content creation to bring a deliverable-focused, deadline-driven approach to organizing projects. After years of leading client-facing projects for Adage, she moved to the internal role of Special Projects Manager. In this position she leads Adage’s research and development initiatives, process improvement and management of Adage’s products including SmartSeat.

Claire holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University.

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Claire Young
cyoung@adagetech.com
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Adage Talent Operations

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Victoria Deresz

Talent Operations Manager, PHR

As Talent Operations Manager, I focus on hiring, onboarding, training, engaging, and retaining talent at Adage. Our goal to have satisfied, engaged employees who can grow their careers with us, and we’re always looking for talented individuals who want to be part of our team-oriented environment. We foster learning in our quest for continuous improvement, and our employees are encouraged to collaborate in everything from projects to mentorship to hackathons.

Adage is an organization that truly values its employees, and I enjoy my role in keeping Adage one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago!

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