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 Tessitura™ Network, Inc., our partners include the New York Philharmonic, The Shaw Festival and Santa Fe Opera.


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.

Chris Montgomery, CEO

Chris brings over 20 years of music, technology, and media experience from both the corporate and start-up worlds. He was Head of EMI Classics, North America as well as EVP, Commercial Development at the Royal Conservatory of Music. He was CEO MP3.com Europe as well as SVP Digital Media at Vivendi Universal. Over his career he has launched disruptive technologies including the first portable mp3 player and the first on-demand subscription music service on the Internet.

Chris has also worked with countless recording artists and arts organizations and has produced dozens of recording under the RCA, EMI, and independent imprints.

Chris earned an MBA from the University of Edinburgh and degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario. Chris is also a visiting professor at the University of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the University. Chris is a passionate music lover and still performs regularly in the San Diego area.

Evan Schumacher, CTO

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.

Erick Rarick, Account Manager

Erick’s goal as Account Manager is to make sure that InstantEncore users have all the tools they need to make their Mobile Apps successful. He has been with InstantEncore since the company was founded in 2007 and has over 10 years of experience with technology in the arts. He is also a musician, singing with various professional choral ensembles in San Diego for the last 15 years. His passion for music and technology gives him the ability to work with musicians, ensembles, and arts organizations to understand their unique needs.