Eric Lefkofsky, CEO of the Most Successful Internet IPOs- Groupon
According to the founder of Tempus, Eric LefKofsky, the major issue affecting cancer treatment is the lack of sources which combine genomic information with the therapeutic data. Thus, Eric started establishing information centers to fine-tune Cancer treatment. Eric says that truck drivers always get better information about how to do their work than oncologistset it is essential for oncologists to have required details for effective treatment. Apart from information on patient’s DNA and RNA structure, cancer patients also should know which treatment they are on and how they are responding.
Lefkofsky established Tempus when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. He established Tempus with the aim of building a technology foundation that will live in existing electronic medical record and pathology to compare data, remove it and have a new version back to the regional source because all the grouped data was to be used to find trends between treatments and results.Eric is kind-hearted. Together with his wife, they established the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006. This is a charitable foundation that aims at advancing high-impact initiatives to improve lives in the society. He is also a trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, as well as the The Art institute of Chicago, among others. His family has given back to the community in their hometown and many educational projects, and they posses wide-ranging philanthropic strategies and are also signatories of the Giving pledge.
Eric Lefkosky heads the board of trustees of Chicago Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He is also a professor at the University of Chicago and the writer of Accelerated Disruption. He is a graduate of the law school at Michigan University where he got his Juris Doctor. Other than being the CEO of Tempus, Eric is also the co-founder of Groupon.After law school, Erick Lefkofsky and his long time partner in business Bradley Key started an internet company that specialized in promoting products. He created, bought and sold many companies before he finally partnered in establishing Groupon which become the newest darlings of the tech industries and one of the most successful internet IPOs in the recent years.