Leadership Team

Dustin Clonch

CEO & Co-founder

Dustin Clonch began his career in the information technology field while studying at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in MIS and Marketing. While at the University, Dustin worked for the School of Biological Sciences developing online tutorials and assessments as part of a three year Mellon Foundation grant to test the cost effectiveness of online learning. Upon graduation, he went to work for a Lincoln, Nebraska-based bank software company where he became interested in advanced software development and data security. It was at this same company where he met his future co-founder, Jacob McElroy.

Mr. Clonch soon moved to another Lincoln-based software company where he served as the Director of Information Technology and oversaw the creation and delivery of several business to business and enterprise software products. In the summer of 2011, the two departed that company and formed Agilx, hoping to change the way that traditional software was developed and brought to market.

Dustin’s technology interests include HTML5/CSS3 development, Web APIs, JavaScript and cloud technologies.  He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with his wife, Sandra, and their three children.

Jake McElroy

COO & Co-founder

Jake McElroy started his career in the information technology field while studying at South East Community College in Lincoln, NE where he graduated with an AAS in Micro Computer Technology. During this time, Jake was able to develop his skills in network engineering while working for an architecture firm with both Lincoln and Omaha offices. Upon graduation, he went to work for a Lincoln, Nebraska based bank software company where he grew his skills in network administration.

It was at this same company he meet is co-founder Dustin Clonch and the two soon moved to work at another Lincoln software company where they oversaw the creation and delivery of several business to business and enterprise software products. In the summer of 2011, the two departed that company and formed Agilx, hoping to change the way traditional software was developed and brought to market.
Since then, Agilx has released several of their own software products, as well as developed numerous custom solutions for both start-ups and established companies across the country. In 2011, Mr. McElroy and Mr. Clonch were invited to join the Gallup Entrepreneur Acceleration System, a program focused on high growth and high potential companies. Agilx has also received multiple prototyping grants as part of the Nebraska Talent and Innovation Initiative helping the company develop a growing workforce necessary to bring new software to market. Mr. McElroy currently resides in Lincoln, NE working out of Agilx headquarters and enjoys discussing and working on new & innovative ideas with potential clients and partners.

Jeff Hale

CTO

Jeff Hale began his career in computer programming at Southeast Community College in 1999. Shortly after graduation Jeff landed a job with Security Financial Life Insurance in Lincoln Nebraska which was acquired by Assurity Life Insurance in 2007. In a short time Jeff moved from Sr. Software Developer to Development Supervisor leading a group of developers using XP and agile techniques. Jeff’s passion for learning new technologies and his entrepreneurial spirit lead him to a position as Lead Developer for Agilx in 2012. Jeff specialties include WCF, .NET, SQL, WPF, ASP.NET, JavaScript and Objective-C.

In his free time Jeff enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Tiffany and two daughters Chloe and Serenity. Jeff also enjoys Limearitas, hot pockets and baseketball (not to be confused with basketball) on tuesdays.
In high school at Lincoln High, Jeff was awarded the Technology Student of the Year award and given a lifetime admission certificate to any and all Lincoln High sporting and team events. Jeff regales the Agilx team on a regular basis about his amazing award and all of the benefits it entitles him to.