A former educator and veteran of the K-12 education space, Walter is the CEO of ThinkCERCA. Prior to ThinkCERCA, he was most recently the chief business development officer of New Meridian, a nonprofit education organization that designs and develops high-quality assessments for states and districts across the nation. Walter also spent 15 years at Pearson in a myriad of positions, including president and general manager for the company’s state assessment services business unit. In addition, he has served in a number of roles providing professional development to educators, taught mathematics at both the high school and middle school levels, and is the author of seven supplemental math resource books for teachers.
Walter received a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas and a bachelor’s degree in Literature from the University of California at San Diego. Prior to entering education, he served as a naval officer on active duty, and subsequently for the United States Navy Reserve for many years where he completed leadership tours as executive officer and commanding officer.