Eric Lefkofsky will always command attention. He has attributes that are rare and appealing. Forget the fact that he is a handsome looking man; he did nothing to acquire that. I am more interested in attributes that are products of his inputs. After intense research and extensive reading on this fellow, I discovered three irresistible things.
Eric was born into the family of Bill, a structural engineer, on the 2nd of September, 1969. He was also blessed with an enlightened mother, a teacher by profession. Foundation is pivotal in the life of any individual, so we cannot detach Eric Lefkofsky’s success from his good parental background. The parents were good enough to give him sound qualitative education starting with Southfield-Lathrup High School to the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School where he bagged his Juris Doctor in 1993.
Only few Americans can rival Lefklofsky in terms of entrepreneurial acumen and competence. The number of successful companies he co-founded is alarming, they include Tempus, Groupon, Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics(ECHO), Uptake, InnerWorkings and Lightbank to mention but a few. Also, he is currently the CEO of Tempus.com and the Chairman of Groupon. See http://www.lightbank.com/team/eric-lefkofsky
The philanthropic nature of Lefkofsky still makes me wonder what kind of man he is. He is never tired of giving. He and his wife, Elizabeth, put together a charitable fund called Lefkofsky Foundation. The foundation has since been supporting charitable, scientific and educational causes. Over 50 organizations, in and outside the United States, have benefited from the foundation. However, most of the assistance is directed towards issues pertaining to children.
Lefkofsky has profound love for his community. He seems to be everywhere in the community helping to make life better. He is a Board of Director’s member at the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Theatre Company, a performing art institute in Chicago. Eric Lefkofsky is also one of the Trustees of Steppenwolf.
The irresistible qualities of Lefkofsky keep endearing him to people in and outside the United States.
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