Eric Paul Lefkofsky is an entrepreneur and businessperson who founded 13 companies, notably: Groupon, Inc., Echo Global Logistics, Inc. and InnerWorkings, Inc. and who has been the head of 7 different companies. Presently, he occupies the position of Chairman at Groupon, Inc. (which he founded in 2008), Chief Executive Officer at Tempus Labs, Inc. (which he founded) and Partner at Lightbank LLC (which he founded in 2010). Mr. Lefkofsky is also Co-Chairman for Lefkofsky Family Foundation and Chairman for Steppenwolf Theatre Co. and on the board of 10 other companies.
In his past career Mr. Lefkofsky held the position of President for bluemedia, Inc. (he founded the company in 1997), President at Starbelly.com, Inc. (he founded the company in 1999), President at Sea Blue Media LLC (he founded the company in 2009), Chief Operating Officer & Director at HA-LO Industries, Inc., Independent Director at Echo Global Logistics, Inc., Director at InnerWorkings, Inc., Director at MediaBank LLC and Director at Mediaocean LLC.
He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a graduate degree from The University of Michigan Law School.