Meet the CarrTech Team


John D. Nowell

CEO - FITCI Advisor, Founder at Human Venture Group

Experienced senior executive working in austere high risk / high pay off environments. Skilled in business planning, operations and management.


John Brzezenski

Chief Financial Officer

John has extensive experience in business operations and marketing growth with innovative medical devices. Located in the Boston area. He is a partner of J. Locke & Co. Principle of Tempo Advisors, member of Launchpad Venture group. He is an innovation-focused, senior business professional with diverse experience in investment, advisory, and operating management roles in technology, industrial and services companies across all stages of company life cycle. John has been instrumental in capitalizing, recapitalizing, buying or selling numerous companies, driving over 100 partnerships/collaborations, and creating over $100 million of net growth.

His specialties include alternative investments, corporate development, business planning, strategy development, marketing strategy, M&A advisory, financial assessments, due diligence, and deal structuring. He brings expert in developing/executing growth strategies that are enabling CarrTech to achieve breakthrough results.


Sue Carr - President

Sue Carr

Founder & President

Sue Carr is President and Founder of CarrTech LLC. Sue has over 30 years of experience in the pharmacy industry. Sue worked for CVS as a retail pharmacy manager and team leader  for 17 years and opened a new store in Upper Montgomery County, Maryland. She has over 17 years in the hospital setting in both management and clinical pharmacology.

Sue recently left the world of clinical pharmacist to concentrate all of her efforts on CarrTech LLC. Her last position as a clinical pharmacist was at Holy Cross Hospital in Germantown where she was instrumental in the birth of a new hospital in Upper Montgomery County, Maryland. She managed the pharmacy, coordinating day to day operations, providing optimal pharmaceutical care  to patients as well as health care providers. She brings her experience, leadership and passion to ensure success.

John Nazarro - VP

John Nazarro

Vice President

John Nazzaro is a pharmacist and consultant based in Maryland, recently having completed 50 years of experience in the profession. He spent 24 years on Active Duty with the US Navy. One of his major achievements was the introduction of Pharmacy automation within the Department of Defense (DoD). He was responsible for the successful introduction of Pharmacy computerization into 15 major medical centers and some 65 satellite clinics throughout the United States.

Areas of expertise include Hospital Pharmacy, Pharmacy computer systems management and sales, and mail order pharmacy operations. Hospital pharmacy duties have included staff pharmacist, Assistant Director, USP manager and Director of multiple hospital pharmacies. Sales experience was focused on the managed care marketplace.

Terri Lopatka - Secretary

Terri Lopatka


Terri recently retired from day shift pharmacy supervisor at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, a position she held for the past 5 years. She has worked In the pharmaceutical industry for 40 years. Her hospital responsibilities  include clinical evaluations of medication to ensure every patient and healthcare provider receives the best optimal care and best practices. She coordinated the day shift operations by utilizing her available staff by delegating task accordingly. Her past experience also includes FDA compliance officer and she worked as a pharmacist at NIH.

Her talent for organization of operations will help CarrTech oversee the operations to ensure everything is running smoothly and efficiently. She is comfortable relating to different types of people and has attended leadership seminars to enhance her skills. She looks forward to bringing her leadership skills and knowledge of operations.

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Gary Lopez

Chief Technology Officer

Gary Lopez is a software engineer and cybersecurity researcher. He holds a double degree in Biochemistry and Computer Science, and a Masters in Cybersecurity. Currently, he serves in the capacity as chief technology officer (CTO), helping with all technology-related needs CarrTech has.

Prior to joining CarrTech in 2019, Gary ran TinyCode, a technology startup focused on bringing communications to hard-to-reach areas. Also, he successfully started a restaurant in Frederick, MD and exited within two years.


Christopher Pondoc

Business Development Associate

Christopher Pondoc is a Freshman at Stanford University. During his junior year of high school, he started his own technology company, Vita EDO, which connected hundreds of students to employers and jobs. In addition to his entrepreneurship, he has also conducted research at the National Cancer Institute, recently publishing a paper on deep learning and histopathology. Chris is happy to bring his plethora of skills and young perspective to the CarrTech team.


Dr. Eric Edwards - Serial Entrepreneur

Dr. Eric Edwards

Serial Entrepreneur


Kathie Callahan Brady

Director of Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI)


Patricia Royak

CEO of Royak Consulting, Salisbury University

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Richard Hughen

TEDCO Advisor



Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI)


Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)


Salisbury University Perdue School of Business


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