Chad Tyler Brownstein is an American industrialist. He is the founder of Rocky Mountain Resources, a holding company focused on natural resources.
Chad Brownstein was born in Denver in 1973. He is the son of lawyer Norm Brownstein. His mother, Sunny, is from Denver and works to support underprivileged communities in the area. Brownstein attended Kent Denver School and was First Team All State in football. In 1995, he graduated from Tulane University. At Tulane, Brownstein was a 2-year varsity letterman on the golf team. He then worked at Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette in the real estate investment and merchant banking groups. In 1999, he attended Columbia Business School.
In 2000, after DLJ and Columbia Business School, he co-founded ITU Ventures in Los Angeles, a venture capital investment company. Early advisors included Former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, Glenn Hubbard. At ITU he led successful investments that were sold to Nokia, AMD, Weyerhauser, and Cadence, among others.