As a Michigan native, Eric Lefkofsky has been able to make a name for himself something not many people can do. He has made a name for himself as a successful businessman, entrepreneur and most importantly as a philanthropist. He is among the founders and CEO of Tempus while still handling various businesses such as Mediaocean, Groupon, Echo Global Logistics and InnerWorkings. Through working in these institutions, he has had the opportunity of gaining experience something that has played a crucial part in cementing his career success.
Like many other successful business people, Eric Lefkofsky understands the importance of having a good education and experience background. With the help of a good education, Eric is able to get the knowledge while through experience he is able to implement what he has learned in school. While growing up, he knew the importance of hard work as he saw how his parents worked hard to keep the family stable and take him to school considering they valued education. The parents, a school teacher and structural engineer, knew how important education was when it came to shaping their child’s life and this is why they ensure Eric went to school.
Lefkofsky earned his honors from the University of Michigan before heading to the University of Michigan Law School where he received his Juris Doctor. With a good education, Eric was assured of a brighter and prosperous future considering he was ready to work. After his graduation, Lefkofsky began his career journey by venturing in various businesses. He was willing to take the necessary risks as this is what every successful businessperson does. First, he decided to partner with his longtime friend, Brad, and together they took a loan that helped them open an apparel organization they named Brandon Apparel. They later came to build various successful companies such as MediaBank, Starbelly, and Echo Global Logistics.
Apart from engaging himself in the business industry, he is viewed as an avid philanthropist from his works and contributions. Together with his wife, they started a foundation, Lefkofsky Foundation, aimed at helping children. He is sure he will live long enough to help other children who have nobody to help them and this is one thing that keeps him going every day.