Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder and CEO of Tempus, a technology company that has built an operating system to battle cancer. He is the co-founder and Managing Director of Lightbank, a venture fund investing in disruptive technologies. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN), a global e-commerce marketplace, and co-founder of Uptake Technologies, a leading predictive analytics platform for the world’s largest industries; Mediaocean, a leading provider of integrated media procurement technology; Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ: ECHO), a technology-enabled transportation and logistics outsourcing firm; and InnerWorkings (NASDAQ: INWK), a global provider of managed print and promotional solutions.
In 2006 Eric Lefkofsky established the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, a private charitable foundation, with his wife Liz to advance high-impact initiatives that enhance lives in the communities served. Lefkofsky serves as a Trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago. He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Lefkofsky is an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago and author of Accelerated Disruption. He graduated from the University of Michigan and received his Juris Doctor at University of Michigan Law School.