Whenever Thanksgiving rolls around, the Tampa Humane Society is constantly giving thanks for the contributions they’ve received to keep their shelter open, and one of their biggest donors is Bob Reina. Bob Reina reported giving this organization $1 million in total giving recently, and with that gift the THS was able to get a new veterinarian services facility built for people who had trouble with those costs. Reina owns pets himself, several of which he adopted from the shelter, and while his house is currently full, it doesn’t mean he won’d do all he can to help others adopt pets and provide what he can for animals who are still out there.
Bob Reina is currently the CEO of Talk Fusion, a multilevel marketing video company he started about 10 years ago. He originally was in law enforcement, a steady-paying job but one that took away a lot of the time he wanted to have with his family. A lot of his friends were quite stunned when he announced he was retiring from his career and entering into direct selling (http://www.pr.com/company-profile/employees-biography/82120-1877Other:). Times got a little challenging for Reina in doing this, but he came up with the idea in 2004 to start his own company if he could find a way to send videos through email. It took a little time to make that idea happen, but by 2007 he and and Jonathan Chen developed such a program and built their company, Talk Fusion.
Bob Reina introduced his new video email program on the market and it started making sales, but he felt just as his life was changed by being able to sell this program, he wanted others to have that same opportunity. So that’s why Talk Fusion currently allows others to sell its product, make commissions and earn rewards as associates. But for customers, they’re given the opportunity to try all Talk Fusion products for free for 30 days without needing to give out their credit card numbers. Bob Reina has won several awards for Talk Fusion’s performance including “Product of the Year” from the Technology Marketing Corporation. He’s also a writer for several tech magazines.
Some people are destined to do great things while some people are not. We are all gifted to a certain degree, and we all have talents that help us stand out. When it comes to information technology, Eric Pulier is one of the leaders in this demanding industry. Born in Teaneck, New Jersey, Pulier have always had a love for electronic innovation. After tampering with his computer for a short period of time, he ended up programming it all by himself and this was when he was in the fourth grade. Pulier has always retained a higher than normal grade point average, and this extremely high (GPA) helped him get into Harvard University.
While attending Harvard, he was swamped with plenty of work. Pulier was a student journalist as he wrote a popular column for the school’s newspaper, and he was serving as the newspaper’s editor. Most of his family members thought that he would major in some type of engineering, but Pulier actually majored in American & English Literature. His love and passion was for information technology, and he pursued it by attending the prestigious MIT. Pulier had basically found his calling and in just a few years later, he would turn his calling into a successful professional career. After graduating college in 1988, he would take off for Los Angeles around 1991. Pulier immediately started working, and his company that’s known as People Doing Things, provided technological-based solutions for the healthcare and the education fields. His personal goal was to serve society through advanced technology. Pulier was also one of the first individuals who adopted cloud computing. Cloud computing and modern day businesses go hand to hand.
His XPRIZE Foundation hosts contests for individuals and groups. It requires the participants to come up with ideas that can help solve real-world problems such as disease, poverty and other global issues. He has even invested hundreds of millions of dollars into these projects to help them become a success. As of today, Pulier is living a comfortable life in Southern California, and he is the proud father of four loving kids.
About Eric Pulier: www.xprize.org/about/innovation-board/eric-pulier