As a successful businessman and multi-talented entrepreneur, Eric Lefkofsky seems to have his hands full these days. Born and raised in Southfield Michigan, Lefkofsky grew up in a tight-knit family filled with love and support which helped mold him for his success today. After completing his undergraduate studies in 1991, he went on to receive Juris Doctorate at the University of Michigan Law School in 1993.
After Law School, he began to explore entrepreneurship. In 2001 he co-founded Inner Workings, a firm that specializes in providing print procurement services to small and mid-sized companies. In the following years, he would go on to plan and help launch multiple other businesses. Of all of his accomplishments, Tempus is one that he holds closest to his heart. When his wife was diagnosed with cancer, Lefkofsky found himself amongst the millions of families affected by the condition. Often finding it hard to gain a true understanding of his wife’s illness and her treatment options he became frustrated.
What that Lefkofsky apart from so many other people is that he used his frustration as fuel for his fire. He committed himself to helping provide patients with cancer diagnosis more access to education regarding cancer treatment options. Tempus, a technology company that focuses on analyzing cancer cells and molecular data, was founded in 2015. The company uses data-driven technology to help transform the future of cancer treatment.
When he isn’t busy managing one of his many successful businesses, Eric Lefkofsky enjoys giving back to the communities around him. In 2006 he and his wife founded the Lefkofsky Foundation, a charitable organization that supports efforts in education reform, human right, and Health and Medical Services. To date, the Lefkofsky foundation has helped fund more than 50 organizations worldwide.