Eric Pulier is an American-born entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author. He is recognized among the top and most successful government and enterprise technology entrepreneurs. Companies he has founded have attracted funding from the best and most hard to please venture capital groups in the world. Born in Teaneck, New Jersey, his love for programming computers started when he was in fourth grade. In high school, he had already begun a database company. When he began studying at Harvard University in 1984, he majored in English and American literature and was involved in editing and writing a column for the Harvard Crimson.
While at Harvard, he also took classes in neighboring MIT where he graduated with top class honors in 1988. In 1991, he shifted base to Los Angeles and founded People Doing Thing (PDT) which offered education and healthcare technology solutions. In 1994, he founded another company called Digital Evolution which later merged with U.S Interactive LLC in 1998. He was also very instrumental in establishing Starbright World, which is a social network for chronically ill children. The phenomenal platform makes the users share common problems, blog, chat and most importantly, encourage one another in difficult times.
Pulier’s efforts made him get recognized by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. In 1997, the committee selected him to create as well as execute the Presidential Technology Exhibition that took place in Washington D.C. The exhibition was christened ‘The Bridge To The 21st Century’ and it was a huge success. After the exhibition, he was also selected to participate in the then Vice-President Al Gore’s technology and healthcare forum and advised on technology initiatives that could help improve healthcare. He is a reputable supporter and participant with the Clinton Global Initiative. He is also the present Executive Director of the Enterprise Leadership Council.
Mr. Pulier has served in many different companies in different positions. He was once the Vice President and General Manager of Cloud at Computer Services Corporation. He played a very instrumental role in the corporation creating and delivering cloud computing services. He is also a co-founder of Service Mesh Inc, Chief Technology Officer at Santa Meda Corporation among others.
Pulier is a donor to many philanthropic organizations and especially those that deal with children health issues. He also sits on the organization board of the X-Prize Foundation, which organizes competitions aimed at coming up with solutions facing humanity. He also donates to The Painted Turtle, ao organization that deals with kids suffering from chronic illnesses. He is a perfect example of a profession who does his work with passion. His involvement in philanthropic activities also reflects him as an individual who is committed to seeing the world become a much better place. Eric Pulier was brought up in Teaneck in New Jersey.