Eric Pulier is the modern day Renaissance Man. Hailing from Harvard University, Pulier takes on the titles of entrepreneur, technologist, philanthropist, columnist, and public speaker. To add to this list of impressive headlining trades, he is also perhaps most notably, the founder of over fifteen companies.
Eric Pulier was born and raised in the quaint town of Teaneck, New Jersey where the ability for Renaissance Man potential began to surface from a young age. He initially started programming computers in the fourth grade, and by high school, had established his own database computer company. Pulier then went on to attend the prestigious Harvard University. There, he delved into English and American Literature, the Computer Sciences, as well Visual and Environmental Studies, while also balancing additional classes from the neighboring MIT. Despite his academia-rigorous schedule, Pulier also served as both editor and columnist for the school’s paper, The Harvard Crimson. He graduated magna cum laude in 1988.
In 1991, Pulier moved from the East Coast to the West, where he settled in Los Angeles, California and founded People Doing Things- a company focused on addressing education, healthcare, and other issues via the use of technology. In 1994, he founded Digital Evolution, which then merged with US Interactive LLC in 1998. Besides his own business ventures, which also include Desktone, Akana, and Media Platform, in addition to the service-oriented architecture book he co-authored, Understanding Enterprise SOA, Pulier has also been extremely operative in his efforts for activism.
Pulier’s other endeavors include the Campaign for Free College Tuition, the XPRIZE Foundation, the ACE Foundation, and the Clinton Global Initiative. In 1997, Pulier was chosen by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to develop and implement the Presidential Technology Exhibition, “The Bridge to the 21st Century”, to be held in our nation’s capital. The event was a success, and following its exhibition, Pulier took to participating in-then Vice President Al Gore’s health and technology initiative forum.
In addition to project development, Mr. Pulier is a financial donor to a profusion of enriching charity organizations. Presently, he serves on the board of The Painted Turtle, a summer camp for children with chronic illness. He still resides in the bustling city of Los Angeles, where he lives taking on, perhaps the most rewarding of Renaissance Man roles, fathering his four children.
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