Eric Pulier is a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist and an author. He grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey. At a very young age he started programming computers and by the time he was in high school, he had started a database company. He entered Harvard University in 1984, studying English, and graduated in 1988.
Pulier founded People Doing Things (PDT) in 1991 in Los Angeles. The company deals with health care and education through technology. In 1994, he started Digital Evolution, which was soon merged with US Interactive LLC. He also set up Starbright World, a social network so that chronically ill children could blog and chat with others who are in the same situation.
In 1997, he was asked to build the Presidential Technology Exhibition in Washington, DC. It was called “The Bridge to the 21st Century.” He worked with Al Gore’s health care and technology forum as well. Eric was active with the Clinton Global Initiative. The book he co-authored is “Understanding Enterprise SOA.”
Pulier is active in philanthropy and donates to several organizations. He is on the innovation board of X-Prize Foundation. He is involved in using technology to solve problems in economically challenged communities around the world. He helped develop multimedia education programs for people with Multiple Sclerosis, so they could use a peripheral beam device to operate their computers. It was used by people with impaired skills to control keyboards. He is on the board of Painted Turtle, a summer camp for kids with chronic illnesses. He has four children and currently lives in Los Angeles.