Staff

Stan Tomsic
Executive Director
As serial entrepreneur, Stan Tomsic's experience in the technology and green/clean tech industries spans over 25 years. He was founder and co-founder of several companies where he held management, executive and CEO positions. Stan was the administrator of the Business Technology Center of Los Angeles County, an accelerator incubator for high technology entrepreneurial companies. He is a partner of ACODA Technology & Investments, LLC, a firm specializing in strategic assistance, business consulting, investments and mergers and acquisitions for technology and services companies. Stan is also a Pasadena Angel, serves as a member of the board of directors and advisors for several technology companies, and is a member of numerous professional organizations. He is chairman emeritus of the Executive Committee of the Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum, co-founder and chairman of the Business Incubation Network of Southern California (BINS) and co-chair of LA Metro for Cleantech Open. Stan frequently presents and speaks on entrepreneurship, incubation and high tech start-ups.
Prior to becoming Executive Director, Stan was PortTechLA's Entrepreneur in Residence.
John Dmohowski
Director of Client Services
John Dmohowski is a serial entrepreneur, early stage executive, leader, designer, developer and start-up guru in technology-based businesses. He has over 20+ years of founding, developing and managing technology based enterprises. His expertise in founding and consulting extends from concept through fundraising to launch for a dozen start-up organizations and advisor to dozens of start-ups and emerging growth companies. Through these companies, he has raised $40M+ in institutional investment and participated in two liquidity events. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA). Among his many associations, John co-chairs the LAVA Mobile special interest group.
Ann Lee Carpenter
Director of Marketing
Ann Lee Carpenter brings a blend of experiences from both the corporate world and as an entrepreneur. Her graphic design and marketing consulting business, S’Pacific Image, focuses in market segments including SME B2B, non-profit organizations, schools and universities. As Director of Strategic Planning at Lockheed Corporation’s Information Systems Group, Ann advised numerous IT businesses. As marketing consultant to PortTechLA, Ann is responsible for the design, development and implementation of the PortTechLA brand. She also advises incubator clients as they develop and implement their marketing strategies.
Laura Duarte
Office Supervisor
Laura Duarte manages the PortTechLA office, coordinates events, oversees PortTechLA's internship program and keeps things running smoothly. Prior to working with PortTechLA, Laura served as the Membership Services and Community Outreach liaison at the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce. Her primary responsibilities were managing memberships and providing economic development assistance to businesses in need before they downsized or closed due to the financial crisis of 2008. She was promoted five times within her six years of employment at the Chamber. Laura is currently attending Marymount California University to pursue her BA in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in psychology and business.
Carolyn Kraft
Communications Manager
Carolyn Kraft is a writer, content developer, social media editor and blogger. She brings to PortTechLA more than 13 years of experience in strategic communications, public relations, public affairs and community relations. Carolyn has worked with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and non-profits in Los Angeles developing and managing their public relations campaigns and community outreach programs, incorporating strategic message development to educate and mobilize community, business and government stakeholders. As PortTechLA’s communications consultant, Carolyn is responsible for developing website content, managing social media accounts, and writing press releases, grants and other collateral materials.
Jessenia Galvan-Lloyd
Marketing Associate
Jessenia Galvan-Lloyd is a videographer, photographer and full-time student at Los Angeles Harbor College. She films events, edits videos, provides graphic art support, coaches entrepreneurs on their presentation techniques and assists with developing marketing materials. She started a film program at Point Fermin Elementary School and volunteers as an advisor for middle school students in the Model United Nations program. Jessenia was nominated twice in the LA Student Film Festival and plans on attending film school in 2014.