Eric Lefkofsky, co-founder of Tempus

Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder of Tempus, a company that has created an innovative new way to monitor patients at risk for heart attacks. He also founded Lightbank, which was sold to Google in November 2011 for $6 billion. Eric Lefkofsky´s story exemplifies what it takes to be successful in today’s era of technology and innovation. 

 

Healthcare expert Eric Lefkofsky grew up on Chicago’s north side and attended public schools before graduating from Duke University with a degree in Economics. His parents, both Holocaust survivors, taught him and his siblings the value of hard work. That ethos has played a major role in Eric Lefkofksy´s success as an entrepreneur. Eric and his wife, Liz, have been recognized as generous philanthropists in Chicago and Eric recently founded the Lefkofsky Foundation. 

 

Eric’s success story is an inspiration to many, and Eric continues to be a leader in Chicago’s business community. Eric Lefkofsky holds numerous degrees and honors, including an honorary degree from Northwestern University. He has appeared on several lists of successful people, such as Crain’s 40 under 40 lists reserved for those making a difference at their organizations or places of business while also giving back to society through civic engagement. Eric Lefkofsky is an outstanding and successful entrepreneur as well as philanthropist.

 

Eric credits much of his success to hard work, but he says that luck was involved too – it just took longer than expected! His whole story exemplifies what it takes to be successful in today’s era of technology and innovation. Eric Lefkofsky grew up on Chicago’s north side and attended public schools before graduating from Duke University with a degree in Economics. Eric’s parents, both Holocaust survivors, taught Eric and his siblings the value of hard work. That ethos has played a major role in Eric’s success as an entrepreneur.