Eric Pulier is know for his technological background and talents as well as his innovation for new software. On top of this, he is a successful entrepreneur, public speaker, and philanthropist who is recognized around the world. Today, he is a Chief Executive at Stemulis, a position he recently started on in the middle of 2015.
The real start to Eric Pulier’s career was in elementary school when he was learning to encode computers and program. All throughout school, Eric was demonstrating his impressive talent for technology, especially when he launched his only database business during high school. After finishing out high school in New Jersey, Eric went on to study at the prestigious Harvard University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree.
As a specialist in technology, Eric Pulier has successfully co founded or founded more than a dozen different companies. These companies include Desktone, US Interactive, ServiceMesh, and Digital Evolution. He has a host of different titles among different board memberships, such as Chief Technology Officer of Santa Monica Media, Chairman at US Interactive, and Executive Chairmen at Logic Library and Soa Software.
Pulier is an active philanthropist and has continually worked to create the needed solutions for less fortunate areas around the United States as well as internationally. Eric even made generous contributions to pioneer a private schooling network known as the Starlight Foundation. This association is based around helping children that are suffering from chronic illnesses.
As a member for the Clinton Global Initiatives, Eric also took action by starting off a project to start using networks of remote servers that are hosted on the internet to gather data, called cloud computing. This is much better than using local servers or supplying single computers to communities that are under-served. He also worked with the US Doctors for Africa by bringing in advancements to the health maintenance and improving the overall medical services available within Africa. An even more impressive show of his dedication philanthropy is that he is a large benefactor for the Campaign for Free College Tuition, a program set up to offer free college to any Americans throughout the country.
DIVERSANT is an African-American owned company which provides IT solutions and staffing for a wide range of companies. It is run by founder and CEO Gene Waddy, Chief Executive Officer, John Goullet, Principal, and Chief Operations Officer Jim Yoshimura. DIVERSANT is the largest African-American owned firm of its type and continues to grow by leaps and bounds even in these challenging economic times. The three driving forces behind DIVERSANT have almost 90 years of combined experience in Information Technology, staffing, and entrepreneurship.
DIVERSANT does more than just link companies large and small with the skilled array of diverse workers. They also offer a range of programs designed to help people get the skills needed to find lucrative IT careers. Fortune 500 companies engage DIVERSANT because of the company’s excellent track record. DIVERSANT has also developed a number of transformative workforce and supply chain diversity programs. Those programs include STAR which helps U.S. veterans and the UNITY program which links small minority business with large corporation which need the skills and services the companies offer and can provide valuable mentoring to help them to grow.
Goullet is one of the powerful forces behind the success of DIVERSANT. An entrepreneur with extensive experience in IT consulting, Goullet founded the IT staffing company Info Technologies and grew it into a $30 million a year business. The company was among the list of America’s fastest growing firms that was privately held. He has also developed a number of other successful IT ventures. When he switched his attention to staffing services in 1994, he had great success in that arena as well.
With Info Technologies listed as Inc. Magazine’s 8 fastest growing private company and 16 years experience working in staffing, Goullet identified another emerging trend. The need for minority IT staffing. So he merged Info Technologies with Gene Waddy’s DIVERSANT Inc. Together they created the nationally-certified, largest African-American owned Minority Business Enterprise in the United States, DIVERSANT LLC. This new business venture has enabled entrepreneur John to continue to create new ways to provide lucrative employment opportunities in the growing IT marketplace.
Next month Argentina will be making a much anticipated return to the international bond market, and according to James Dondero, Highland Capital Management is one of the buyers. Dondero serves as the president and co-founder of the financial firm based in Dallas, Texas. The firm handles roughly $19 billion which includes credit hedge funds and emerging market credit funds, and they are looking to buy large amounts of securities when Argentina re-enters the financial game.
Before they altered their portfolio earlier this month, Highland Capital was one of the biggest holders of Argentina’s $4 billion notes that will become due in 2033. The fact that such a reputable firm is looking to invest is a great sign for Argentina as the company tries to unload a large amount of debt to help pay for their debts with creditors that held out on making a settlement. Dondero stated that on top of holding on to what they already have, Highland Capital intends to buy some of the new issuances and feels optimistic that Argentina will price the debt at a great trading price. As things stand now, Highland Capital is set to be one of the biggest winners when the ban is lifted that prevented the country from paying its restructured debt. The fund purchased a large amount of Argentina’s bonds in June of 2014 when they were trading in the mid-70’s. Since the original purchase, Highland has earned annual returns on these bonds that are close to 20 percent. These bonds are currently trading at around $117.
Dondero is hoping to lead his company in a winning payout with these bonds, and looking at his stellar reputation, it’s not hard to imagine he may be right. He has racked up more than 30 years of experience in the credit and equity market, most of which was focused mainly on high-yield and distressed investing. He has led Highland Capital to be a pioneer in the development of Collateralized Loan Obligations as well as developing credit oriented solutions for investors around the world.
Prior to Highland Capital, Dondero served as Chief Investment Officer for GIC, a subsidiary of Protective Life where he built over $2 billion in AUM in his 4 years with the company. He also worked as a Corporate Bond Analyst as well as a Portfolio Manager for American Express after his first job with Morgan guaranty where he worked in the training program. Dondero currently works and runs his company, Highland Capital Management, as well as serve as Chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical, and Nexbank.
More information on Highland Capital and their intentions and hopes for Argentinian bonds hitting the market can be found here.
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