An Efficient Cause


Chicago entrepreneur and businessman Tim Stojka founded Agentis in 2009 with President John Lux. The company provides electric utilities with a software platform for their C&I business customers. Combining data analytics, interactive software and multiple engagement methods, utilities can now drive customer satisfaction and efficiency to this underserved market segment. They can build relationships and become their customers’ Energy Ally.

Agentis is driven by the belief that utilities hold valuable Big Data that can be the catalyst for a new energy era and that businesses want to be empowered to take charge of their energy use. Agentians are united through the ability to contribute meaningful work—making a dent in the universe — while working in a fun and dynamic environment. The result is the creation of breakthrough technology that is changing the way utilities and their business customers access and utilize Big Data — The Agentis Platform powered by Agentis. The company is headquartered in downtown Chicago.


Tim Stojka, CEO

Tim has been at the helm of several start-up technology companies as well as CEO of an international manufacturing firm. He was a finalist for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award, and is a frequent guest speaker at tech industry conferences. He serves on the Board of Directors of many organizations including the Young Presidents Organization, the Chicago Entrepreneurial Center, Northwestern University Farley School of Entrepreneurship and Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Illinois Institute of Technology and is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago.

John Lux, President

John Lux is a co-founder of Agentis Energy and currently serves in the role of Company President. Previously he served as Director of Product and Business Development. Prior to his work at Agentis, John was a co-founder and Development Associate at 8 Plus Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund. John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola Marymount University and was awarded the national William McGowan scholarship. John is active in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chicago.

Jim Gagnard

Jim is Chairman of The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) and also serves on the Board of Trustees of Illinois Institute of Technology. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of SmartSignal Corporation from September 2004 through the company's acquisition by GE in early 2011. Jim has a 25-year track record of executive management experience.

J.B. Pritzker

J.B. co-leads The Pritzker Group, a private investment firm that acquires late stage companies in a wide range of business sectors, including manufacturing, business services and technology. He has been a leading proponent of entrepreneurship and a stronger technology sector focus in the Midwest. Pritzker played an important early role in the creation of the Illinois Venture Capital Association, the nation's top regional private equity association, and in the creation of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, the leading regional advocate for entrepreneurs.

John Hooker

John is the former executive vice president of Legislative and External Affairs at ComEd where he was responsible for managing state legislative initiatives, and developing and maintaining relationships with key state stakeholders and customers. John also serves on the boards of several civic and non-profit organizations.


John W. Rowe

Chairman Emeritus of Commonwealth Edison’s parent company, Exelon Corporation—one of the three largest utility companies in the United States. During his 14-year tenure at Exelon, he championed cap and trade initiatives, co-chaired the National Commission on Energy Policy and served on the Secretary of Energy’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future. John is the 2012 recipient of the United States Energy Award, an honor given in recognition of his leadership initiatives and contributions to the global understanding of energy issues. Prior to his career at Exelon, he served in chief executive officer positions at the New England Electric System and Central Maine Power Company.

Diego Klabjan

Diego is a professor at Northwestern University in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences. He obtained his doctorate from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1999. His expertise is focused on business intelligence and analytics in the areas of electric vehicles, smart grid, renewable energy and sustainable transportation. Diego's research clients include General Motors, Department of Transportation, United Airlines, Sabre Holdings, FedEx, and NASA. He is also the Director of the Master of Science in Analytics program at Northwestern University.

Dr. Philip R. O'Connor

Philip is President of PROactive Strategies, Inc. of Chicago and is a recognized expert in the use of competition as a regulator of utility industries. He has spoken and written widely on energy topics and has advised numerous utilities and other clients in the energy industry over the past 35 years. Most notably, Philip served as Chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission, the utility regulatory body of Illinois, where he initiated the movement toward regulatory reform to accommodate wholesale and retail electricity competition.