The Business World of Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky is a co-founder and CEO of Tempus, a company dealing with how genes and genomic data are used clinically. The primary goal at Tempus is t provide physicians with the tools and education provided by the treatment of prior patients while always gathering additional. For example, Tempus has built a system dedicated to battling cancer.

Eric Lefkofsky is a Jewish male who grew up in Southfield, Michigan. Born September 2, 1969, Lefkofsky is the son of an Engineer (Dad) and a School Teacher (Mom) with a brother (Steven) who is a practicing Attorney and a sister (Jodi) who was a former school educator and more information click here.

Eric attended Southfield-Lahrup High School where he graduated in 1987. Afterwards, Eric went on to the University of Michigan, graduated with honors in 1991, and continued on at UM Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1993 and learn more about Eric.

Eric began his entrepreneurial career selling carpets while in the University of Michigan. Upon graduating Law School, he and a college friend borrowed money from family members to purchase Brandon Apparel (an apparel shop in Madison, Wisconsin). In 1999, Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell (college friend) created a company on the internet called Starbelly, which specialized in promotional products. Starbelly was sold in January, 2000. Eric joined Halo Industries and became their Chief Operations Officer. The company went bankrupt about a year later. Multiple lawsuits from shareholders followed and were resolved in 2004.

After Starbelly, Eric co-founded InnerWorkings.com in 2001. InnerWorkings.com is a company where print services are provided to other companies. The company (InnerWorkings) saw solid growth year after year.

Lefkofsky’s entrepreneurial journey does not end here, but includes other companies and organizations such as Echo Global Logics, Meda Bank, Media Ocean, ThePoint.com, Groupon.com, and Lightbank.

Eric Lefkofsky is a Philanthropist as well. He and his wife, Elizabeth, formed The Lefkofsky Foundation which supports charitable, scientific, and educational causes worldwide. One of the Foundation’s focus is on children. The Foundation has helped provide funding for more than fifty organizations and Eric’s lacrosse camp.

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