Eric Paul Lefkofsky was born in September 1969 in Southfield, Michigan to Bill, a structural engineer, and Sandy, a school teacher. He graduated from Southfield-Lathrup High school in 1987 then attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with Honours. He also attended University of Michigan Law School where he received his Juris Doctor. Lefkofsky has ventured into some entrepreneurial endeavors inclusive of Starbelly- a company that specialized in promotional products, an analytics company called Uptake LLC. Lefkofsky is the co-founder and chairman of Groupon an e-commerce marketplace. He has also created a freight logistics company called Echo Global Logistics. In 2016 he founded Tempus, a technology company that empowers physicians to deliver exceptional cancer care. The physicians provide personalized cancer care through the company’s interactive analytical and machine learning platform. He also doubles up as the company’s CEO. Check facebook.com and follow Lefkofsky.
The company has built an operating system to aid in the war against cancer. It provides genomic sequencing services and examines molecular and therapeutically data to empowering physicians to make real-time, data-driven decisions. The company aims at ensuring that each patient benefits from treatment by making available physicians who will guide them every step of the way. Eric Lefkofsky is big on social media. He uses his accounts on several platforms to spread positive messages with a touch of his personal life.
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Eric Lefkofsky is well known for his philanthropic endeavors. He uses his wealth and power to give back to the society. He and his wife founded the Lefkofsky Foundation. The charitable trust aims at helping the needy, supporting educational and scientific organizations and advance high-impact initiatives with their main focus being on children. The foundation has funded over 50 organizations. He is also part of The Giving Pledge. Lefkofsky also seats in some boards including Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, the board of directors of The Museum of Science and Industry, World Business Chicago and a Trustee of Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Since his successful career at InnerWorkings, he began a teaching career at business schools in Chicago. He has published a book Accelerated Disruption, which mainly emphases on how technology affects business.