Eric Lefkofsky is a successful Businessman as well as CEO of an organization called Tempus. In addition, Eric Lefkofsky was also founder as well as President of Echo Global Logistics. Mr. Lefkofsky always had a good mind for business as well as an ability to identify a lucrative business opportunity.
Eric Lefkofsky began selling carpeting within six months of graduating college. After only a few months Lefkofsky quit the carpet business and decided to start his own organization. He took a small loan from a first cousin and started his own apparel company.
Eric Lefkofsky named his first company Brandon Apparel. Brandon Apparel was moderately successful however, Lefkofsky became restless and wanted to pursue other business opportunities.
Eric Lefkofsky and a former school mate started an organization called “Starbelly”. Starbelly gave Lefkofsky and his associate some insight on how to own and operate your own business organization. Within one year Lefkofsky started yet another company called Innerworkings. This organization was hugely successful and soon appeared on the US Stock Market. Eric Lefkofsky also held a position on the Board of Directors at Innerworkings.
Echo Global Logistics was a popular technology based organization in which Lefkofsky created. Echo Global Logistics was a public organization that was listed on NASDAQ within fourteen months. It seems that any business venture with Eric Lefkofsky backing the operations is ultimately successful.
In late 2006, Eric Lefkofsky started another organization which was called MediaBank. This organization created a variety of Software packages to both large and small organizations. The majority of clients consisted of Advertising agencies as well as promotional companies. MediaBank was an ultimate success.
Additional business ventures followed, finally in 2013 Eric Lefkofsky became the CEO of Groupon Inc. Mr. Lefkofsky contributed large sums of his own money to fund Groupon Inc. Groupon was one of the largest and most successful web site based organizations within the nation. Almost one billion dollars in private funding was raised for Groupon in 2018.
Eric Lefkofsky believes in giving back and helping those less fortunate. Eric Lefkofsky is involved with several charities as well as educational based organizations. The “Lefkofsky Foundation” supports educational causes globally. Therefore, the foundation provides funds for ambitious students to attend college.
The Giving Pledge is another organization in which Eric Lefkofsky and his wife play a critical role. This organization focuses on helping children who have healthcare as well as educational needs. Lefkofsky is particularly sensitive to the needs of children and young adults.
Eric Lefkofsky sits on the Board of Directors at Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Mr. Lefkofsky makes it a point to visit the children’s ward to bring some hope to ill and confined children. Eric Lefkofsky was also involved with an organization that made it possible for the summer Olympics to come to Chicago.
Eric Lefkofsky graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. He has committed to return to the University each year to address graduating students during graduation exercises. He hopes to become a regular speaker at the University Law School in 2019.