Eric Lefkofsky has been successful in his business ventures as an entrepreneur. He has co-founded several companies, such as Tempus, Groupon, Echo Global Logistics, Uptake, InnerWorkings, Lightbank, and Mediaocean. Lefkofsky began his career as a salesman before deciding to advance his career by attending law school. He then joined forces with a friend to create a clothing company called Brandon Apparel.
After a long career of successful business ventures, Lefkofsky co-founded Tempus, and currently serves as the CEO of the company. This technology company allows doctors to provide their cancer patients with personalized care. Tempus has been working out of Lightbank, which is a firm located in Chicago that was also founded by Lefkofsky.
Tempus helps physicians and other healthcare professionals treat their patients with a personalized and real-time approach. The treatment decisions that are made for the patients are data-driven through the process of analyzing each patient’s physiology.
Tempus uses proprietary genomic sequencing and analytics to help healthcare professionals further examine a patient’s tumor. This helps doctors create a more effective, personalized care and treatment plan for their patients.
Tempus is currently working with patients who are suffering from breast, pancreatic, and lung cancer, however they plan to expand their practice into other types of cancer in the future.
Along with co-founding Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky and his wife have formed a charitable trust called the Lefkofsky Foundation. This trust supports other charitable, educational, and scientific organizations worldwide. The foundation primarily focuses its efforts on children, and has aided in the funding of over 50 organizations thus far.
In addition to this, Lefkofsky and his wife became a part of The Giving Pledge in 2013. The Giving Pledge is a group of the world’s wealthiest people who commit to dedicating the majority of their acquired wealth to philanthropy.
Along with his philanthropic efforts, Lefkofsky serves on several boards in the Chicago area. He is on the board of directors at The Children’s Memorial Hospital, World Business Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry, and he is a Trustee of Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Lefkofsky has also found success in teaching and writing. He began a career in teaching at business schools around Chicago, and has also taught technology classes that can be applied to business at DePaul University. Additionally, he taught a course in disruptive business models at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Lefkofsky’s most recent success was the publishing of his book about how technology is currently affecting business, Accelerated Disruption.