Eric Lefkofsky is one of the most successful business minds in the United States. Eric, born in Michigan, climbed the ladder of success and joined the league of billionaires. A considerable part of his reputation is drawn from being the co-founder as well as the chief executive officer of Tempus.
Tempus is a technology company that is acknowledged for creating an operating system designed to battle cancer. The operating system built by Tempus allows physicians to provide personalized cancer treatment or care via its interactive analytical as well as machine learning platform.
Aside from being successful, Lefkofsky is also well-educated. He is an accomplished alumnus of the University of Michigan where he attended and graduated in 1991 with honors. However, his education journey did not end there, as he furthered his studies by attaining a Juris Doctor in 1993 from the University of Michigan Law School.
Eric Lefkofsky began putting his entrepreneurial talent to the test while in law school at the University of Michigan. Later after law school, he joined effort with his friend, Brad Keywell to buy a Madison-based apparel company known as Brandon Apparel. This was accompanied by a series of other companies, which he and Keywell co-founded. Some of the companies created by the duo include Starbelly, which they sold to Halo Industries. The other companies include InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, MediaBank, and Lightbank. Apart from serving Tempus in the top-most executive position, he is also the chairperson of Groupon.
Eric has also proven to be an altruistic individual through his involvement in charity. Together with his wife Elizabeth, they are acknowledged for founding the Lefkofsky Foundation in 2006. The foundation aims at supporting scientific, educational and charitable organizations as well as causes around the globe. With a focus on children, the Lefkofsky Foundation has funded over 50 organizations since its inception. The Lefkofsky couple is also a member of The Giving Pledge.
Other Roles and Community Interests
Eric Lefkofsky serves on the board on numerous organizations like the Children’s Memorial Hospital based in Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry and The Art Institute of Chicago. He is also a Trustee member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, which is a Chicago-based performing arts facility. Additionally, Eric works at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in the capacity of adjunct professor.
Away from his busy schedule, Eric has managed to keep in touch with the rest of the world by maintaining an active social media presence. He is present on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook among others.