The passion for business started in college when Eric Lefkofsky was still a student at the University of Michigan. Over the years, his passion has remained evident and today he is a co-founder of a number of companies and a role model American business entrepreneur. He runs different companies based on the idea of providing the necessary answers people seek to have in life. Today,Eric Lefkofsky is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Tempus. In Groupon, he serves as the founder and chairperson while in Echo Global Logistics and Lightbank, Lefkofsky serves as the co-founder. He has also sharpened his skills by working in Mediaocean, Innerworkings and even in Uptake. He is also passionate about transforming every business venture with the use of technology. He believes conventional businesses can be transformed in order to provide the necessary solutions the 21st generation requires.
Lefkofsky attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with honors. He also continued to study law at the University of Michigan Law School. After graduating, he decided to venture into business. He started by borrowing money to get the capital he needed. He also started an online business by the name Starbelly. It was later sold in 2000 to a company called Halo Industries. In 2001, Lefkofsky began a company to provide print procurement services. The success at InnerWorkings gave him the passion for beginning a teaching career at DePaul University. Today, Lefkofsky is also a published author of the book, Accelerated Disruption, on how businesses are affected by growth in technology.
The Tempus Health Company
Tempus is a firm that provides the necessary support and information to health practitioners. In the process, the health experts can make reliable and data-driven decisions. This is achieved through the provision of genomic sequencing services and clear analyses of molecular data to enable medical experts to make the best decisions. In the process of gathering more data, medical experts are able to advance research programs in order to make treatment better. Over the years, the company has also come up with a way of battling cancer through the use of a special operating system.
Lefkofsky and his wife Elizabeth started a foundation in 2006. They decided to form a charitable trust in order to support charitable events, education, and research. Over the years, the focus of the Lefkofsky Foundation is to support children. Since it was started to date the foundation has become of great help to over 50 companies.