Eric Lefkofsky is a world-renowned Chicago based serial entrepreneur. Lefkofsky is the co-founder of Tempus and the firms CEO. Tempus technology is a technology-based company that allows physician delivers patient-centered care to cancer patients. Among other companies that Eric Lefkofsky has helped establish include Groupon Company where he serves as the firm’s Chairman. Groupon is a world-renowned e-commerce company. Eric also co-founded of Uptake Technologies. Mediaocean that is a top media procurement company is the other list of companies that Eric has helped establish. Other companies that are under Eric’s name include the NASDAQ listed Echo Global Logistics Company, InnerWorkings, and Lightbank that is a Chicago based venture capital firm with interests in disruptive technology businesses.
Eric Lefkofsky apart from being a prominent businessman is also a philanthropist whom cheerful gives to charitable causes. Eric together with his wife established the Lefkofsky Family Foundation that for decades has been at the forefront in promoting and supporting community initiatives in Chicago. Lefkofsky other undertakings include serving as a Trustee of the Chicago based Lurie Children’s Hospital and Art Institute among others.
Eric Lefkofsky besides business and philanthropy is also an academic and has taught in top universities. Lefkofsky is currently an Adjunct Professor teaching on matters entrepreneurship and business technology at the University of Chicago. Lefkofsky is also an Author and has published a book titled Accelerated Disruption that talks about how technology affects business.
Eric Lefkofsky is a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan where he was honored with a Jurist Doctor Degree.
According to Eric Lefkofsky, the Idea of establishing Tempus emanated from personal experience where he witnessed firsthand the technological gap in cancer treatment when a loved one was being treated of the disease. Eric from the encounter realized that doctors did not have access to technology and data that has helped transformed other industries. Eric went further to research the same in the market and still found that there was a gap for the provision of technology-based services for cancer patients in clinical settings and that’s how Tempus was born. Eric brings ideas to life through the identification of problems and as result strives to find the solutions to those problems.