Eric Lefkofsky was born on September 2nd, 1969. He is the co-founder and the CEO of a company called Tempus, as well as the co-founder and a chairman of a well-known company known as Groupon. Lefkosfky grew up in Michigan and after graduating high school in 1987, he went to the University of Michigan. After graduating in 1991 with honors, Lefkosfky continued on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1993.
Eric Lefkofsky has always had an entrepreneurial mindset. He started his career by selling carpet where he attended college, the University of Michigan. After he graduated from law school, Lefkofsky and a friend bought an apparel company that was located in Madison, Wisconsin. This company was called Brandon Apparel. The two then later created an internet company that was specialized in promotional products. In January of 2000, this internet company was sold to Halo Industries, which Lefkofsky became the Chief Operating Officer of. This company later went bankrupt.
In 2001, Lefkofsky co-founded a company known as InnerWorkings, which provided print services for different companies. Until 2012, Lefkofsky remained on the board of directors for InnerWorkings. Lefkofsky and his partner created a company specializing in freight logistics in 2005 then later in 2006 founded MediaBank, which was a company that bought media. Lefkofsky and his partner started numerous entrepreneurial businesses together throughout the years. Then, in 2016, Lefkofsky co-founded what is known as Tempus. Lefkofsky serves as the CEO for this company. Tempus is a technology company and they enable physicians to deliver the type of personalized cancer care that they need to deliver.
Lefkofsky is a very caring guy and in 2006 him and his wife formed the Lefkofsky Foundation. This charitable fund focuses on children with the purpose of supporting different causes and organizations around the world. The Lefkofsky Foundation has been able to help more than 50 different organizations. Later on in 2013, Lefkofsky and his wife took part in an organization known as The Giving Pledge.