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Eric Lefkofsky: A Busy Man

Eric Lefkofsky seems to be a true Renaissance man who is a co-founder of eight companies, a CEO of one of them, Managing Director of another, and Chairman of yet another one. Not only those, but he is the founder of a private charitable foundation, serves as a trustee of three organizations, an adjunct professor, and an author. Eric Lefkofsky is a driven individual, obviously. Lefkofsky was born in 1969 in Michigan where he was raised by two loving parents, Bill and Sandy, and grew up with a brother, Steven, and a sister, Jodi. After graduating from Southfield-Lathrup High School he went on to the University of Michigan. There, he graduated with honors to go on to gain his Juris Doctor at the University of Michigan Law School in 1993.

After college, Eric Lefkofsky has had his hand in many things. Beginning with selling carpet during his college years he moved on to creating businesses, most with his friend Brad Keywell by his side. Their first widely successful business was Innerworkings a print procurement company for mid-sized businesses founded in 2001.

Even with Groupon which saves people money, Tempus is his best venture yet. It is a health tech company that enables doctors to provide personalized cancer care through interactive analytical and machine learning platform. Tempus collects and shares data through real-time platforms so that physicians may make the best decisions to provide excellent care for their patients. Tempus analyzes molecular and therapeutic data and genomic sequencing through its learning platform so that doctors have a better understanding of each patient’s tumor. With the analytics, doctors have the research and means to compare care and treatments of other patients with similar genomic data. Therefore, their patient gets the benefit of those that came before him or her without having to go through so many trial and error treatments.

Research with Tempus has brought treatments to the next level. Tempus has given doctors and researchers the ability to grow cells in synthetic and animal material instead of humans. All clinical trials and studies are at the physician’s fingertips in order to create a better care plan for his or her patient.

Eric Lefkofsky may have the greatest hand in making our future brighter with his guidance of Tempus and future technologies he is sure to create.

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