Eric Lefkofsky was born and raised in Southfield, Michigan into a Jewish family in 1969. After High School, he went on to the University of Michigan, where he graduated with honors in 1991. He then proceeded to get his law degree within the same University. He and his wife, Elizabeth have 3 children.
Eric is now the co-founder of Tempus, which is located in Chicago and concentrates on precision medicine solutions. Tempus is a technology focused company that is dedicated to getting patients on their own personalized therapeutic path that will enable them to live fulfilling lives. This has been done by analyzing the genetic code to assist doctors to better understand a patient’s tumor. Although there is no cure as of yet, his method has been proven to be successful on breast cancer, lung cancer and pancreatic cancer. Tempus is composed of experts from every area of medicine and science who all have their contributions to the mission. Everyone involved with this research are all passionate about solving medical issues that we face today.
Eric also serves on the board of several charities such as Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, The Arts Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Steppenwolf Theatre Company. With all that Eric has given to the community, he doesn’t stop there.
Approximately 12 years ago, Eric Lefkofsky and his wife Liz had started a private charitable foundation which focuses on human rights, civic causes, medical discoveries and education. This was an area that they both felt needed attention and they both remain 100% devoted to the quality of human life.
In his book titled ” Accelerated Disruption ” Eric draws out a plan on how to grab onto a smart idea and flourish it into a growing business which will create an aggressive advantage within the conventional trades. His approach has been proven by Eric and his staff.