Eric Hayes studied philosophy at Yale. He is the founder and CEO of Embershot, an online secure file sharing platform used by Hollywood studios to deliver high-value assets over the internet.  He is also co-founder of Cast It Systems. Founded in 2003, Cast It is the leading provider of online casting technology to the major .

Eric has more than a two decades of computer software experience. He has worked as a technology consultant for both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. He previously served 5 years in the U.S. Army, including tours in Korea and with the 82nd Airborne Division. He is married to Robinne Lee, an actress, and lives in Pacific Palisades, CA.