Eric Lefkofsky is a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist based in Chicago. He co-founded Tempus and is serving as the CEO. The company operates technologies that help in the management and care of cancer patients as well as their loved ones. It enables physicians to deliver better and personalized care to cancer patients through analytics. It empowers physicians to build on the history of the success of various treatment options to make better real-time decisions concerning their patients.
Eric Lefkofsky has extensive interests in technology, big data, e-commerce, logistics and branding among others. Besides Tempus, he is associated with successful companies such as Mediaocean, Lightbank, Echo Global Logistics and Uptake among many others.
Eric Lefkofsky is a passionate philanthropist. He is deeply involved in supporting community causes in the Chicago area. He serves on the board of various organizations in the greater Chicago area. These include The Art Institute of Chicago, World Business Chicago, Children’s Memorial Hospital and Steppenwolf Theatre Company among others. Likewise, he teaches at the University of Chicago’s School of Business as a non-tenure-track professor.
Eric Lefkofsky is the author of the book Accelerated Disruption, published in 2007. The book illustrates how to bring your ideas to life by launching and growing a disruptive startup. It has sections on industry choice, competitive advantage, testing disruptive ideas, smart automation, and funding strategies.
He co-founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. The non-profit is a charitable trust that supports programs and research that improve the quality of life. It has a strong focus on children issues including education, medical research as well as human rights. Some of the organizations the foundation supports in education include Moneythink, the University of Michigan, Northwestern University and Depaul University.
The foundation also supports health initiatives by donating to organizations such as Johns Hopkins, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Medical Missions for Children. Through the foundation, Eric Lefkofsky supports Human Rights Watch, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and Aspen Art Museum among others. Eric Lefkofsky is a native of Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan. He also went to the law school at the same institution where he obtained his law degree in 1993.