Eric Lefkofsky

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Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky is partner and co-founder of Lightbank. He is the founder and CEO at Tempus, a technology company that has built an operating system to battle cancer. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN), a global e-commerce marketplace, and co-founder of Mediaocean, a leading provider of integrated media procurement technology; Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ: ECHO), a technology-enabled transportation and logistics outsourcing firm; InnerWorkings (NASDAQ: INWK), a global provider of managed print and promotional solutions and a founding investor of Uptake Technologies, a leading predictive analytics platform for the world’s largest industries. He co-chairs the Lefkofsky Family Foundation with his wife Liz to advance high-impact initiatives that enhance lives in the communities served. Eric serves as a Trustee of Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago. Lefkofsky is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago and author of Accelerated Disruption: Understanding the True Speed of Innovation. He graduated from the University of Michigan and received his Juris Doctor at University of Michigan Law School. For more information, visit lefkofsky.com, connect on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter (@lefkofsky) and Facebook (@eplefkofsky).