Raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, Eric Pulier is an American philanthropist, author, and entrepreneur. Growing up, Eric had a keen interest in computers and began programming them while he was in fourth grade. In due course while he was in high school, he started a computer database company. In 1988, Mr. Plier graduated magma cum laude from the Harvard University where he had majored in English and American Literature.
After graduation, Eric moved to Los Angeles in 1991 where he established a company that used technology to address education and health care issues called People Doing Things (PDT). Three years later, he founded the interactive agency Digital Evolution, which in 1998 merged with US Interactive LLC. He served as a Director of the corporation from 1998 to 2001.
From July 1995 to July 1998, Eric served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SOA Software Inc. a company that he had founded. He later on served as its Chief Technology Officer from July 1998 to May 1999. Mr. Pulier also co-founded Desktone that deals with virtual desktops and Interactive Video Technology (IVT) in 1998. He has been a director of Exist Corporation since 1999 and as Director of the Santa Monica Media Corp. since June 2005. Mr. Pulier has also served as a director for various companies such as Media Platform Inc, AppSense Limited, Center for Telecom Management (CTM) at the Marshall School of Business, USC, MPOD Inc. Gluecode Inc. and ARTISTdirect Inc. He is currently the Executive Chairman at SOA Software Inc, Founder and Executive Director of Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council and Founder and Executive Chairman of Akana, Inc.
In addition to his entrepreneurial successes, Mr. Pulier was selected by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to create and implement the Presidential Technology Exhibition in Washington D.C back in 1997. Starbright World, a social network that that enabled chronically ill kids share their daily experiences through blogs and chats was as a result of Mr. Pulier’s efforts. It was unveiled personally by the President and the Vice President. These earned him a role as an advisor to the Vice President on initiatives that involved healthcare. He is also an affiliate of the Clinton Global Initiative.
Eric Pulier’s work in various sectors has made him well known as among the one of the most established entrepreneurs in enterprise technology as well as the government. He is also philanthropic as he donates to several non-profit organizations such as The Painted Turtle, X-Prize Foundation, and other philanthropic organizations. He also co-wrote a book on the service-oriented architecture called Understanding Enterprise SOA. VAR Business named him one of 30 e-visionaries.