Attending the University of Michigan from 1987 through till 1991 before moving on up to the University of Michigan Law School from 1991 till 1994 when he achieved his Juris Doctor or JD, Eric Lefkofsky jumped straight into the Entrepreneurial world wit gusto and a state of mind that refused to be defeated. Becoming the Founder of InnerWorkings in May of 2001 as well as the company’s Chief Executive Officer which he stayed as with pride till May of 2004 when he decided it was time to take another bold move towards the future he had always dreamed up for himself.
Finding Echo Global Logistics in February of 2005, almost a full year after leaving his first major company, Eric stayed with this next enthralling business adventure for five more years before leaving in March of 2010 to go forth again in creating yet another extremely outstanding company known by the name of MediaBank in the year of 2006 in the month of June. Still actively presiding over this company as well as others which he has breathed life into,
The next business that Lefkofsky managed to bring to the forefront of the hour was that of Lightbank which he Co-Founded with another individual, joining their compatable talents to create a fantastic business that continues to live high and strong in it’s progressive state of mind. Standing as a Chicago based company that deals with venture capital and specializes specifically in the investments of companies that create new markets for different technologies yet to fit into an already designed product or brand, popularly known as disruptive technology businesses. Making point to assist in a hands on manner to assure the rise of these companies, Lightbank is popularly known for it’s ability to invest in these companies with more than just money but also with great time, personal assistance, and heart.
Going on from their to become the Co-founder and Chairman of Groupon as well as the Co-Founder of Uptake and the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tempus Inc., Eric Lefkofsky has become an excellent representation of progress in America. Currently residing in the Greater Chicago Area both for his personal life as well as his business life, Eric Lefkofsky lives to better society, co-finding the Lefkofsky Family Foundation which is a privately owned company that was built up to work to provide quality of life to families in need.