Eric Lefkofsky is a 47-year-old entrepreneur who has been heavily involved throughout his career in technology and founding new companies. He founded his first company, InnerWorkings, in May 2001 which developed into a leader in the global print manager industry. After successfully launching this company, which today serves more than 6,000 customers around the globe, he left in order to found another company in 2005 called Echo Global Logistics. This company provides supply chain and transportation management systems to businesses including those in the retail, manufacturing, and construction trades.While Eric Lefkofsky has founded other companies, so far he is probably best known for launching Groupon as a co-founder. This site connects consumers to great deals in their local community. He co-founded this company in 2007 and continues to serve as the company’s Chairman of the Board. Groupon, like all of his companies, is headquartered in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois.
It was in 2015 that Eric Lefkofsky launched what might be his most important commercial enterprise, Tempus, Inc. This company is dedicated to using technology to help patient’s around the world battle cancer. He serves as Chief Executive Officer of the company and oversees it days to day operations as well as its strategic vision and key partnerships with healthcare providers.At Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky delivers a platform that enables physicians to deliver individualized care to each patient based on their genes as well as their molecular and therapeutic data profiles. This helps doctors establish the best treatment for each patient that they will benefit from in order to cure them of their life-threatening disease.
In addition to his career dedicated to helping people, Lefkofsky also engages in philanthropy. He serves as a Trustee of a number of nonprofits including the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago. Eric Lefkosky earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan. He earned a law degree from that university’s law school in 1993. Soon after graduating he was able to launch his lifelong career as an entrepreneur who seeks to improve the lives of people around the globe.