Eric Pulier is a multi-faceted businessman. He is a giant in the tech world, having started up over 15 and served as chairperson for over 15 companies. He is also a philanthropist, a public speaker, a published author, and a family man. Eric was raised in Bergen County, New Jersey and that is where he got his start getting familiar with computers. In the fourth grade, Eric had programmed his first computer. In high school, he created a database computer. In 1984, he was accepted to Harvard University where he went on to study American and English Literature. While at Harvard, he wrote for the infamous school paper, “The Harvard Crimson”. While going to school at Harvard, he also took some classes on the side at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University 1988, Eric moved to Los Angeles, California where he started up his first technological-based company. He founded People Doing Things (PDT) in 1991 which was a company that used technology to deal with issues such as health care and education. His next company was called Digital Evolution, which he founded in 1994. That company went on to later merge with US Interactive LLC. Eric was also the driving force behind building the site Starbright World, which is a private social networking site for children who have an issue with chronic illnesses. A few years later, Eric moved on to a prestigious project. He was asked to create the Presidential Technology Exhibition by the Presidential Inaugural Committee in Washington DC.
Not only is Eric Pulier an entrepreneur in the technological community, he is also a philanthropist. He donates both time and money to several non-profit organizations. He also serves as a board member for a summer camp called The Painted Turtle, which caters to children who have chronic illnesses. He is also a member of the board for X-Prize Foundation, a committee that works to solve some of humanities greatest issues.