Education: B.A., B.S. Electrical Engineering- Rice University
M.S., Ph. D. Electrical Engineering - Stanford University
Dr. Loewenstern was born in Houston, Texas, and served as an officer in the US. Navy for two years. Walter then moved to the San Francisco Bay area and he worked as an engineer for the Electronic Defense Lab. of GT&E in Mountain View, CA. In 1969 he and three other engineers founded the ROLM Corporation. ROLM grew to become one of the Fortune 500 companies by manufacturing and selling computerized telephone exchanges and militarized computers. IBM bought the ROLM Corporation and Loewenstern retired from the company a few years later.
He is currently on the Boards of the Hoover Institution, Junior Achievement International, and is President of the Vail Valley Institute. He is active as a venture capitalist in high technology start-ups, and an investor in real estate.
Walter and his wife live in Beaver Creek, Colorado, and they maintain a second home in Santa Cruz, California. They have three grown children.