The PortTech Los Angeles Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Stan Tomsic as Interim Executive Director for the organization, effective immediately. As a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and venture adviser, Tomsic brings to the position more than 25 years of experience in technology startups. He has been involved with PortTechLA since it was founded in 2009; first as a Board Member and most recently as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence.
"We are fortunate Stan is serving PortTechLA in the role of Interim Executive Director. Stan’s deep understanding of the organization puts him in the perfect position to guide PortTechLA through a smooth management transition,” said PortTechLA Board Chair Herb Zimmer. “Stan has great connections with the investor community and knows PortTechLA’s clients, programs and overarching goals.”
Before joining PortTechLA, Tomsic founded and co-founded several companies where he held management and executive positions. He also was the administrator of the Business Technology Center of Los Angeles County (BTC), an accelerator incubator for high technology entrepreneurial companies. As a member of Pasadena Angels and partner of ACODA Technology & Investments, Tomsic is active in providing strategic assistance and investment consulting services to start-up businesses. He is also co-chair of the LA Metro area Clean Tech Open, the world’s largest clean tech business accelerator competition.
“We’ve brought on several new client companies that are positioned to create jobs, and I look forward to expanding our client base even further,” said Tomsic. “In cooperation with the Port of Los Angeles, we will continue to expand the reach of our organization with events including forums, workshops and the PortTechEXPO.”
About PortTechLA: PortTech Los Angeles, a commercialization center and incubation program, promotes and develops companies with technologies that enable enterprises and consumers to meet their immediate and future environmental, energy, security and logistics goals. PortTechLA is an integral component in the Clean Tech Los Angeles Initiative, a founding member of the Business Incubation Network of Southern California and is a member of the National Business Incubation Association. The incubator is a cooperative effort of the City of Los Angeles, the Port of Los Angeles and the business communities of San Pedro and Wilmington. It is located adjacent to the Port of Los Angeles in the heart of the San Pedro Business Improvement and Arts, Culture and Entertainment Districts.