ERIC HESTER | CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER
Eric Hester has spent over 20 years professionally in the technology field. For Hester, however, the draw of technology began much earlier in his life. He attended college-level computer science courses with his brother at the age of 10. An entrepreneur since his teenage years, he has built several successful ventures, including a regional Internet Service Provider in the late 90s and building the infrastructure teams at NuVox Communications, where he met Charles Houser and Keith Coker (his co-founders). Before co-founding Green Cloud, Hester also served as Technical Director at Sonus Networks, where he designed and implemented some of the largest enterprise Unified Communications infrastructures in the world.
Hester is an avid technologist both at work and play. Considering himself a generalist, Hester consumes technology research daily, constantly trying to stay ahead of the latest technology trends. Outside of work, you can find him flying drones, building solar panels or maybe tinkering with his home automation platform. Outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping and turning a wrench on his track day car are also often on the menu.
As a rabid Tigers fan, Hester is also generally easy to spot in the office, often sporting his alumni Clemson orange (well before the recent glory years).