Eric Pulier jumped into the tech world feet first after spending the bulk of his life preparing. Pulier has, of course, gone on to become one of the biggest tech entrepreneurs in the industry. He’s a renowned philanthropist, a writer, an entrepreneur, and a published author. Pulier came out of the ’90s having established some of the most important tech companies in L.A. So how did he get there? What led him to having such a wide and varied career? Well, let’s find out.
It all started back in New Jersey where Eric Pulier spent the bulk of his childhood. By 4th grade it was pretty darn apparent that he was fascinated by the world of technology. He would spend his free time learning how to program on computers. This was the ’80s. If you had a fascination with computers you really had to work to get your hands on it. So you knew, even then, that Pulier was fascinated by the potential. Then by the end of high school Eric Pulier was running his own computer database company. Next up was Harvard where he would graduate Magna Cum Laude. In the blink of an eye, it seemed like, Pulier was setting himself up in Los Angeles.
There are a great many companies that Pulier has been a part of that we could spend hours discussing. Pulier’s intrinsic ability to find the path to what the tech industry needed ended up serving him well. He’s worked in several major subsets of the tech world, including health care and education, and each step of the way he has improved upon what was there before him. However, it is his work outside of the industry that has made him so memorable.
Eric Pulier has turned philanthropy into an art form and, as a result, he has changed and saved lives in ways that most people never even think of. His work with the Painted Turtle summer camp has been a revelation for children suffering from harsh, chronic illness. Pulier continues to innovate within various industries and we are waiting on the edge of our seat to see what comes next.
There is a picture on Doug Levitt’s website “The Greyhound Diaries” that stands out from the rest. It is a picture of a gas station at night, and the picture is in black and white. There must be a hundred different photographs on that website that are all in color, but there is that one solitary photo shot in black and white. People who go on this website who have an artistic bent, will no doubt see this and start to critique as to why it was shot that way. It is important to note also, that it is the only photograph shot at night.
This probably speaks to the fact that many travelers do not sleep well on a bus, and many of them are up during the night time hours. The world is a different place at night. Nighttime represents the time when most of us sleep. It is peaceful, quiet and just more “content” than the day time. One could say that it’s a simpler time, the night, and people see it differently. They see the simplicity of the world, and that simplicity translates to a kind of beauty that you do not see while the sun is out and everybody is getting busy with their lives.
This is the way most of the people in the photographs that Doug Levitt took see the world. In a much simpler way than most of us. More content. This is just another reason in a long line of them, why you should check out Doug’s site. It will help you see America in a much simpler way. It will help you slow down, if only for an hour or so, and appreciate the simplicity that is out there to be enjoyed.
Jeffrey Schneider, a resident of Austin, Texas, is involved in the alternative investment industry and founded of Ascendant Capital, LLC of Austin. The company is a very diverse entity utilizing a range of operational, sales, education and marketing services culminating in a most innovative approach to structuring financial investments and portfolios. Ascendant Capital focuses their efforts on raising funds for emerging, as well as established alternative asset fund sponsors.
Mr. Schneider’s financial philosophy is alternative investments are the current better method for diversifying holdings and reducing volatility. Alternative investments are like an investment shock absorber. It keeps uncertain investment volatility from spinning out of control while minimizing profits and maximizing risk. It is a philosophy that works for him and his company as Ascendant Capital has raised almost $1 billion in 5 short years. During those five years Ascendant Capital has grown from two employees to more than 30 employees and the growth is expected to continue with financial projections to be as much as $50 million on a monthly basis.
The working environment at Ascendant Capital is a culture of team work. Trust is inspired by an open dialogue of ideas and a transparent agenda. Mr. Schneider prides himself on creating such a culture and gives that philosophy a great deal of credit for Ascendant Capital’s success. Add in superior customer service that is the company’s top priority and Mr. Schneider has found an equation for success.
Mr. Schneider brought a wealth of experience to Ascendant Capital when he established the company through his prior employment with Smith Barney, Alex Brown, Merrill Lynch, Paradigm Global Advisors and Axiom Capital Management. His educational background includes earning a degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Mr. Schneider is also all about health and keeping one’s body and mind in good shape. To that end he maintains a healthy diet and exercise regime that enables him to participate in iron man and half iron man competitions and marathons on a regular basis. He also loves to travel the world and explore other lands, as well as cultures. He finds taking time to travel often serves as an inspiration to do his job better and enhance lives through alternate investments. He finds travel often allows him to develop better solutions for his alternative investment programs and enhance business opportunities.
He is a great believer and supporter in giving back to his community, as well as the world. He acknowledges he is a very fortunate individual and his desire to help others to achieve the same is inspiring. He supports a number of charitable organizations financially and with time. His charitable endeavors include the Gazelle Foundation, The Home for Cherokee Children, Wonders and Worries and God Loves we Deliver.
The end of an era at any sporting institution can be a difficult one to undertake as a transition between leadership teams can be difficult to complete; however, the $730 million sale of the Atlanta Hawks NBA franchise appeared to be completed with ease for controlling consortium partner Bruce Levenson. That is until legal papers were recently filed in a Fulton County Court by the UCG owners attorney’s who are fighting on behalf of Levenson and his fellow consortium members over an insurance payout from the AIG corporation.
A legal battle has erupted over the mutual termination of the contract of former Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry midway through his six year $18 million contract. Ferry’s contract was terminated on June 22 2016 just days before the sale of the Hawks franchise was announced to the media amid the bid made by billionaire technology expert Tony Ressler. A series of comments and events were thought to have triggered a constructive dismissal claim over the termination of Ferry’s contract that has not been responded to by AIG; in the legal papers the financial settlement provided for Danny Ferry was not revealed, but Bruce Levenson’s lawyers are calling for a financial award from AIG and a large monetary penalty based on breach of contract and insurance bad faith.
Bruce Levenson arrived at the Atlanta Hawks, http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/11493472/jason-whitlock-bruce-levenson-atlanta-hawks, after creating one of the most successful companies in the delivery of information sector for a number of industries. The United Communications Group was established as a single oil industry newsletter and has now expanded to become one of the world’s largest delivery systems for a range of industries. Levenson has used his wealth and success to back a number of charitable groups, including his major contributions to the establishment of the U.S. Holocaust Museum and its many educational programs.
For more info, refer to Bruce Levenson wiki page and personal website, brucelevenson.com.
By profession, Avi Weisfogel is a dentist and psychologist who also doubles up as one the most renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biology from Rutgers University and a DDS, Dentistry from New York University. He has been practicing for nearly two decades and is also known for helping people with sleep disorders and also teaching other doctors on how to use oral devices in managing sleep disorders. Apart from the Old Bridge Dental Care, he is also associated with other establishments like Owner Unlimited Sleep Patients and Healthy Hearts Sleep.
On philanthropy, Avi Weisfogel is the acclaimed initiator of Operation Smile, which is a charitable organization that helps children all over the world with facial deformities such as cleft palates and lips. It involves a team of volunteer doctors, nurses, and technicians who perform surgeries to correct the deformities and help the children to smile again. Through the GoFundMe page, Weisfogel is able to get donations and supplies from different organizations to fund the activities of Operation Smile. He has brought so much joy and relief to the deformed children and their families through his works of charity. He started Operation Smile way back in 1982 together with his wife and his surgeon friend by the name of William Magee. Their initial work was in the Philippines and this has since spread to the rest of the world.
Avi Weisfogel is also fun to be with and loves being active all the time. He loves sports, and he is a big fan of teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Browns. His busy schedule in the professional world does not stop him from pursuing his hobbies and interests. He is widely known in the music industry as a hip-hop artiste who has a wide following of fans. He shares most of his music on Soundcloud and this has endeared him to many. He is not only a multi-talented individual but also a personality who is full of life and lives a well-rounded and balanced life.