About Us

InstantEncore is the leading provider of mobile solutions to performing arts organizations around the globe. Our partners use the InstantEncore platform to power their mobile apps, enhance live experiences and create deeper relationships with their audiences. InstantEncore partners include Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Curtis Institute of Music and Dallas Summer Musicals. With Tessituraâ„¢ Network, Inc., our partners include the New York Philharmonic, The Shaw Festival and Santa Fe Opera.

Leadership

Bill Stensrud, Principal

Bill Stensrud graduated from MIT in 1971 majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.He held a variety of technical, marketing and executive positions in the communications industry.He was a founder of StrataCom(acquired by Cisco), the CEO of Primary Access(acquired by 3Com) and an early investor and Director of Juniper Networks.He was a partner with a major venture capital firm in San Diego and ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 25 “Movers and Shakers” in the venture capital industry.Bill is now a private investor and mentor to entrepreneurs.

Bill has been a philanthropist and an active supporter of the arts for many years. He has served on the boards of Scripps Health, the Neurosciences Institute, the San Diego Telecom Council, the University of California at San Diego Foundation, the National Venture Capital Association. He is a past President of the San Diego Opera and is a passionate lover of classical music in all of its many forms.

Evan Schumacher, CEO

Evan Schumacher graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2003 with a B.S in Electrical Engineering and received his Masters in Electrical Engineering, with a focus in Computer Vision the following year. He co-founded Fortuna Classical Music which designed and built a media player specifically for classical music audiophiles. The technology born in that project formed the foundation for InstantEncore, which he co-founded in 2007.

David Dombrosky, CMO

David Dombrosky brings over eighteen years of experience in arts management and technology to his role as Chief Marketing Officer for InstantEncore. He frequently writes and presents on the uses of technology within arts organizations. Prior to joining the InstantEncore team, David established an arts and technology consultancy, taught graduate courses in arts management at Carnegie Mellon University, directed Carnegie Mellon's Center for Arts Management and Technology, and spent eight years at South Arts designing and managing regional and national programs in the visual, performing, media and literary arts.

Lena Garcia, Account Manager

Lena Garcia is an arts administrator, advocate, and artist. She has a passion for using different art forms as a tool for community engagement and social change. Before InstantEncore, she worked at Southwestern University's School of Fine Arts. In this role, Lena achieved the highest theatre ticket sales in the school's history. She also developed art and music programs, focused on community engagement, and managed 90 events per year. She has volunteered for many arts organizations and served on the Arts and Cultural Committee for the City of Georgetown. Lena earned her Master's of Science in Arts Administration from Drexel University.