Eric Lefkofsky is an American entrepreneur who was born in Detroit, Michigan. He was born in September of 1969 to his dad who was a structural engineer and his mom who was a school teacher. He is currently the chairman of Groupon and also the co-founder and CEO of Tempus.Eric Lefkofsky grew up in the Southfield, Michigan area. He attended the local schools and graduated from the Southfield-Lathrup high school in 1987. After attending the local high school Lefkofsky then went on to attend the University of Michigan. He graduated in 1991 with high honors before moving on to continue his education.
After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1991 Eric Lefkofsky then went on to attend the University of Michigan Law School located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The law school was founded in 1859 and is one of the top law schools in the U.S. He eventually graduated receiving his Juris doctor in 1993.Upon completing his education at the University of Michigan law school Eric Lefkofsky went on to work for a variety of different companies. He is currently the chairman as well as the co-founder of the e-commerce website Groupon. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Tempus which is a new and innovative way to treat cancer patients.
In 2001 Lefkofsky co-founded Innerworkings. Innerworkings is a marketing firm that currently serves a variety of top Fortune 500 brands in a wide range of industries. The company is currently headquartered out of Chicago, Illinois and currently employs over 1,500 employees.Eric Lefkofsky also co-founded Echo Global Logistics in 2005. It is a freight logistics company that is currently headquartered out of Chicago, Illinois. Eric Lefkofsky also co-founded Mediaocean. Mediaocean was first founded in 2012 and is an advertising firm that currently has over 800 employees.
These are just a few of the many different companies that Eric Lefkofsky has worked for or co-founded. He is also involved in many different philanthropic endeavors including The Giving Pledge as well as his own foundation The Lefkofsky Foundation which he started back in 2006 with his wife Elizabeth. It focuses on changing the lives and direction of children. It has currently helpful fund more than 50 different organizations all around the world.