President at The Lifeboat Foundation, a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology From 1986–1991, Eric was employed by Time Trend Software, a stock analysis software company. After selling off his interests in an online matchmaker service to Match.com and contributing to IMS — an employee scheduling software venture, Eric moved on to launch the web hosting company, Colossus, Inc in May 1995. Later in 1995, Eric created thelist.com, which Colossus sold to Mecklermedia/INT Media Group Inc. The events of 9/11 and a life filled with various experiences and associations led Eric to found the Lifeboat Foundation to implement his vision of a humanitarian organization and think tank tasked with the preservation and enhancement of human life on a global scale. He sold Colossus in October 2005 to focus on the Lifeboat Foundation.