Your Strategic Energy Advisor is part of a team of energy professionals with over 78 years combined experience spanning multiple regions throughout the United States. Each with a mission to make energy easy to make you successful, our advisors specialize in sector-specific areas of commercial/industrial energy.

Meet Your Strategic Advisors

Leadership

John Nania

John Nania

Chief Energy Officer

“When I founded this company, I did so because buying energy was too complicated and I was committed to making it simple. As the Chief Energy Officer it remains to this day my mission while also helping our clients to be more successful.”

Specializes in:

Public Entities, Aggregation, & Manufacturing

Hobbies:

• Golfing
• Traveling
• Working on my "50 Things to See & Do" list

Contact Information:

Email: jnania@naniaenergy.com
Phone: 630-225-4551

Michael DeCaluwe

Michael DeCaluwe

Vice-President of Sales

“I strongly believe in the adage “we are provided two ears and one mouth---use in proportion.” Being thought leaders in the energy industry, while also making sure to learn and understand our client’s needs, allows us to best help our clients meet and exceed their energy goals.”

Specializes in:

Senior Living, Manufacturing, & Commercial Real Estate

Hobbies:

• Being a Father
• Health & Wellness
• Playing Basketball

Contact Information:

Email: mdecaluwe@naniaenergy.com
Phone: 630-225-4552

Great Lakes Region

Calvin Cornish, Jr.

Calvin Cornish, Jr.

Director of Community Living and Real Estate Services

“My role is to ensure that we provide advice, information, and documentation tailored to assist group decision-making. I am committed to making it easy for boards and associations to make quality decisions regarding all of their energy needs.”

Specializes in:

Property Management

Hobbies:

• Listening to and Playing Music (Guitar & Piano)
• Coaching Youth Sports
• Personal, Professional, and Spiritual Development

Contact Information:

Email: ccornish@naniaenergy.com
Phone: 630-225-4554

Mike Zaura

Mike Zaura

Strategic Energy Advisor

“As a strategic advisor for our clients, I work every day to make energy easy by listening first, then devising solutions and recommendations to ensure success.”

Specializes in:

Associations & Manufacturing

Hobbies:

• Reading and Continued Learning
• Music
• My Family (wife, daughter and triplet boys)

Contact Information:

Email: mzaura@naniaenergy.com
Phone: 630-225-4556

AJ Brockman

AJ Brockman

Sales Rep

“I try to first understand the issues client’s face, analyzing their current situation before helping them find creative and efficient solutions to their energy needs. I make it my top priority to find the solution that best fits each individual company."

Specializes in:

Property Management

Hobbies:

• Reading
• Analyzing advertisements
• Practicing yoga

Contact Information:

Email: abrockman@naniaenergy.com
Phone: 630-225-4562

Becky Thompson

Becky Thompson

Sales Rep

“I work hard to build long-standing relationships with my clients, introducing them to new market opportunities, technologies, and channel partners to make their energy management easier and more efficient. I am dedicated to providing top-notch service to all of my partners helping them achieve their energy goals.”

Specializes in:

Efficiency

Hobbies:

• Exploring charming small towns in new states
• Attending rock concerts
• Leading church Bible study

Contact Information:

Email: bthompson@naniaenergy.com
Phone: 630-225-4561

Mid-Atlantic Region

Kurt Backert

Kurt Backert

Strategic Energy Advisor, Mid-Atlantic Manager

“Each client I serve is not just a client but a valued relationship that I foster by being available to them while guiding them through every aspect of their energy needs.”

Specializes in:

Hospitality

Hobbies:

• Sports History, Member of the Pro Football Researchers of America
• Volunteering with Maryland Special Olympics
• 3A Classic American Cars, 1954-1974

Contact Information:

Email: kbackert@naniaenergy.com
Phone: 443-833-8223

Mike Eckenroth

Mike Eckenroth

Strategic Energy Advisor

“Every client has a unique set of energy goals (cost elimination, efficiency, etc.) that we are committed to help them identify and achieve by delivering a comprehensive and easy-to-understand solution.”

Specializes in:

Property Management

Hobbies:

• Olympic and Collegiate Wrestling/Mixed Martial Arts
• World History
• Volunteering for The United Way

Contact Information:

Email: meckenroth@naniaenergy.com
Phone: 443-833-8224

All Regions

Jim Hammar

Jim Hammar

Client Engagement Specialist

“I take pride in introducing our brand to business leaders and facilitating the start of their relationship with Nania Energy Advisors.”

Specializes in:

Client Communication

Hobbies:

• Writing Poetry
• Catching Trophy Bass
• Working on Aquaponic Systems

Contact Information:

Email: jhammar@naniaenergy.com
Phone: 630-225-4557

28,470

Days of Experience

9,000

Number of Satisfied Accounts

683,280

Number of Hours Worked