An accomplished entrepreneur, Eric Lefkofsky has built a billion dollar empire through years of work. Perhaps most known as the co-founder and CEO of Tempus, a leader in providing technology based medical solutions, Lefkofsky has started and built a number of very successful companies. He is an innovator who is passionate about business and giving back to his community.Eric Lefkofsky is a native of Michigan where he grew up in a Jewish family. His parents were both hard workers. His mother was a school teacher and his father worked a structural engineer. They demonstrated the value of hard work to Eric at a young age.
Lefkofsky would go on to graduate from the University of Michigan with honors in 1991. He would go on to receive his his Juris Doctor just two years later. Soon after, he began working with one of his closest partners Brad Keywell on their first company Brandon Apparel.Brandon Apparel was just the beginning for Lefkofsky. In 2001 he co-founded InnerWorkings, a company that provides print procurement services. Just a few years later he started Echo Global Logistics. Other successful companies he is responsible for starting include MediaBank and ThePoint.com. This website would eventually become known as Groupon. This company would become incredibly successful.
In 2010 Forbes reported it was the fastest growing company in history. Lefkofsky even received an offer of six billion dollars from Google to buy the company. Although the deal fell through, it has not stopped Lefkofsky from continuing to generate billions of dollars worldwide.Success has not made Eric Lefkofsky a selfish man. His philanthropic efforts have been continuous throughout his time of success. He and his wife formed the the Lefkofsky Foundation, a charitable group focused on children. In addition Lefkofsky serves on the boards for several groups including The Art Institute of Chicago and The Museum of Science and Industry.