Eric Lefkofsky is the Chief Executive Officer at global e-commerce marketplace Groupon as well as the founder of the company Lightbank. This highly successful venture fund places its focus on investing in some highly interesting areas. He is also the founder and CEO of tech company Tempus which focuses on the fight against cancer. Eric Lefkofsky is also highly motivated to make the world a better place and in order to work toward this goal, he established the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. This organization strives to enhance the quality of human life through advancing initiatives in this realm.
As the CEO at Groupon, Eric’s typical day is one that gets off to an early start, usually beginning at 5:00 am. By 6:00 am he generally finds himself at the office where he tends to work non-stop throughout the day. Twelve hour days are a normal for Eric Lefkofsky as he usually finds himself going non-stop until around 6:30 pm. Eric also freely admits that generally speaking, he has a hard time turning his work side of his personality off when he is at home because Groupon has become such a large company that requires a complete commitment from his as its chief executive.
These days, Eric Lefkofsky is focusing his energy on his business at Groupon and he is enjoying the ability to devote his time primarily to one business. In past years, he has focused on multiple companies at once and though he has enjoyed this, he is also gaining a great deal of appreciation on the fact that he can put his energy primarily into one project now. At one point in time, with Lightbank, Eric Lefkofsky was dealing with as many as seventy companies that were involved with the firm. At the time he was loving the fact that he was kept so busy, but now enjoys putting that same amount of energy into a singular focus. He really is enjoying the process of just doing this one thing, serving as CEO of Groupon, and doing it really well. Eric’s focus these days is on making Groupon as good as it possibly can be. It is his driving goal to make the firm the leader of the e-commerce business world.