A well known business man and entrepreneur, Eric Lefkofsky has been making a name for himself for quite some time. Co-founder and CEO of Tempus, a leading technology company, Lefkofsky has started and built a number of successful businesses over the years. His determination and passion for excellence are signs that he and his work will be around for some time to come.
Lefkofsky is a Michigan native. Born to a mom who was a school teacher and a father who worked as an engineer, Lefkofsky learned about value of hard work from a young age. After watching his parents for years, he eventually chose to attend the University of Michigan where he earned his degree in 1991. Just two years later he continued on at University of Michigan Law School where Eric Lefkofsky earned his Juris Doctor. His education would be the spring board for what would come next in his life.
Lefkofsky would begin working in the business world. Along with his close friend Brad Keywell, Lefkofsky created Brandon Apparel, an apparel company based out of Wisconsin. Next, Lefkofsky and Keywell started an Internet company called Starbelly that specialized in promotional products. Then in 2001, the duo co-founded InnerWorkings, a n organization that provided print procurement services for mid-sized companies. Four years later he would start a freight logistics company called Echo Global Logistics.
Lefkofsky started many companies bun not were quite as impressive as ThePoint.com. This website later became known by the more popular Groupon.com. Groupon achieved massive success, so much so it received a more than six billion dollar buyout offer from Google. The company however would not be sold and would go on to have continued success. Just the next year Groupon raised $950 million in private funding to learn more: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161001/ISSUE01/310019995/can-eric-lefkofsky-save-your-life click here.
Eric Lefkofsky is also a faithful giver. He and his wife, formed a charitable trust called the Lefkofsky Foundation. This group gives to causes that support both educational and scientific causes. Eric Lefkofsky has proven to be a great business man. He is sure to be around for many more years to come.