Eric Lefkofsky is the CEO and co-founder of a company called Tempus. This company was founded specifically for the purpose of creating more comprehensive databases for the treatment of cancer. While there is plenty of information available to assist in the treatment of cancer it is too wide spread to fully benefit the people who need it. Gathering clinical data is as important as gathering data related to the molecular structure of the illness. Making sure the clinicians working with patients have information about the current treatments they are on could significantly improve the overall statics related to recovery. This information could also be used to help facilities obtain the type of grants they need to operate effectively.
A Long and Productive Career
Eric Lefkofsky has always been an enterprising individual. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he and a friend started their own business selling apparel. Even while he was attending school, Mr. Lefkofsky still utilized his entrepreneurial skills by selling carpet. Although his most prominent company is Groupon, he has had a long string of productive ventures, which also led him to co-found Tempus. The rich history Eric Lefkofsky has in the world of business provided him with the insights needed to create many successful service-oriented businesses including one called Innerworkings, which provided print procurement services to medium-sized companies. Click here to know more.
Eric Lefkofsky’s dedication to providing businesses with needed services extends to his philanthropic ventures. He and his wife established the Lefkofsky Foundation, which is aimed at assisting charitable organizations in the fields of science and education. Currently this foundation has been able to assist more than 50 organizations. Mr. Lefkofsky also takes an active interest in his community by sitting on the boards of several high profile businesses including the Children’s Memorial Hospital and the Chicago Institute of Art. In alignment with his desire to provide better information to the general public Eric Lefkofsky has also written a book on the efficient use of technology in the business world. This was a natural followup to the courses of Applied Technology he taught at the DePaul University as well as at the Kellogg School of Management.