Mark Lowenstein is a leading wireless industry executive, advisor, and commentator. Most recently, Lowenstein was a member of the senior leadership team at Verizon Wireless, where as Vice President of Strategy he led the company’s efforts in product and business planning, market segmentation, national pricing, and customer intelligence for both consumer and enterprise markets.
Prior to his role at Verizon Wireless, Lowenstein was Managing Director of consulting firm, Mobile Ecosystem, where he advised companies and C-level executives across the landscape of wireless communications on market, product, and industry strategy. Prior to founding Mobile Ecosystem, Lowenstein spent ten years at the Yankee Group, where he founded and led the company’s wireless practices on a global basis. He also managed Yankee Group’s overall research activities in Canada, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Lowenstein also spent a year as VP, Strategy at Informio, a wireless software and applications firm that raised $40 million from leading VCs.
During the course of his fifteen-year career as an industry consultant, Lowenstein has advised nearly all of the major players across the mobile value chain, as well as top advertising agencies, media/entertainment firms, and industry associations. Lowenstein has also had advisory roles with several leading venture capital and private equity firms. He has been on the advisory boards of Telephia, SeaPoint Ventures, Visage Mobile, East Peak Advisors, and Froghop. In 2006, Lowenstein was selected by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to be part of an executive team to determine wireless strategy for the City of Boston. Lowenstein also founded the Boston Wireless Braintrust, a group of twenty CEOs and wireless industry thought leaders who meet quarterly, on a proprietary basis, to discuss key industry issues, opportunities and challenges.
As one of the wireless industry’s thought leaders, Lowenstein is a sought-after speaker, delivering keynote addresses at major industry and private corporate events. He has also published extensively. His Lens on Wireless newsletter is read by more than 12,000 industry executives; he authored a monthly opinion column in Wireless Week for five years; and he has written columns for leading trade and business media.
Lowenstein has appeared as an expert witness on the wireless industry in several proceedings, and has been engaged in several prominent cases with the FCC. Lowenstein has also been an adjunct faculty member at Tufts University, where he taught a course on the “Business of Wireless Communications”.