A Closer Look at Eric Lefkofsky’s Life

About Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky was born on September 2, 1969, and grew up at Southfield at Michigan. Eric was born to a structural engineer father, Bill, and a school teacher mother, Sandy. Eric Lefkofsky is a Jewish. Eric’s brother is an attorney practicing in Michigan while his sister Jodi, is a former school teacher. Eric Lefkofsky attended the Southfield-Lathrup High school where he graduated in 1987. Upon graduation, he joined Michigan University where he graduated in 1991. Later on, he joined the University of Michigan Law School where he received his Juris Doctor in 1993 and more information click here.

Career

Eric Lefkofsky began his career by selling carpets as a freshman at the University of Michigan. Upon graduating from the law school, Eric teamed up with his long-term business partner Bradley Keywell, to start Brandon apartments’ in 1994. While their venture didn’t succeed, the duo founded an internet company, Star Belly in 1999 to specialize in products promotion. Through the process of creating, acquiring, and selling startups, Eric eventually created Groupon, one of the world’s leading technology guru. It ranks as one of the most successful internet IPOs and what Eric knows.

Eric Lefkofsky’s wife is an accomplished arts patron and collector in Chicago. She was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. That highly affected Eric’s business legacy. Just like any other family, Lefkofsky’s family was emotionally affected. In an interview with Ideamensch, Eric Lefkofsky said that the situation was terrifying even though the doctors had promised to do anything in their capacity to contain it. Eric’s biggest fear was for the storm to affect his venture negatively.

Recently, Eric Lefkofsky’ company, Star Belly has developed an operating system for cancer treatment. It uses a technology platform to connect molecular and anatomic data with clinical data from medical systems throughout the country. Currently, Eric Lefkofsky is the Chief Executive Officer of Tempus. Integration of molecular and anatomic data helps physicians to deliver personalized treatment and Eric’s lacrosse camp.

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