Eric Lefkofsky is 47 years of age and is an entrepreneur. He is an American native from the city of Detroit. Mr. Lefkofsky spent a better part of his early life in Southfield, Michigan. He graduated from South Field High school in 1987. The billionaire holds an honors degree from University of Michigan. He also received his Juris Degree from University of Michigan Law School in 1993. Out of his business acumen, Mr. Lefkofsky has featured in many business activities. He is an author and an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago.
Mr. Eric Lefkofsky is a co-founder of an array of organizations and companies including among others; Groupon, Echo Global, Lightbank, Mediaocean, and Uptake Technologies. He also co-founded Tempus Company where he is the current C.E.O. of the company. Tempus is a health-tech company that has set up an integrated operating system aimed at fighting cancer. It has an interactive analytical and machine learning platform that it uses in the delivery of personalized cancer care. It has done so by providing genomic sequencing services as well as analyzing molecular and therapeutic data with the aim of empowering the physicians to make real-time, data-driven decisions.
Most of his wealth emanates from Groupon, according to crunchbase.com which he co-founded and served as the C.E.O until 2015. Although he was replaced as the C.E.O of Groupon in 2015, he remains its chairman. Groupon is an American online based market platform offering a wide array of products and services. It helps in connecting the local merchants with subscribers from the global space thereby enhancing the local businesses and promoting the local consumers’ buying power. Initially, the market place started in Chicago but has so far expanded its feathers to more than 150 countries across the world. The site lightbank.com discusses more interesting details about him.
Besides his outstanding leadership and entrepreneurial skills, Mr. Eric Lefkofsky has a golden heart in giving back to the society. He alongside his wife Elizabeth are the founders of a private charitable foundation known as the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. The aim of the foundation is advancing high-impact projects that improve the lives in the communities it serves. Further, the billionaire has engaged in other philanthropic activities touching on the areas of technology, education, health, as well as arts and culture.
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Adam Milstein, entrepreneur and managing partner at Hager Pacific properties, recently chatted with IdeaMensch about the lessons he’s learned from his career and philanthropy. Milstein is a native of Israel, having served in IDF during the Yom Kippur War and graduated from the Technion in 1978. Milstein initially came to the United States to attend the University of Southern California to receive his MBA. From there, he launched his own real estate business.
He launched his own business after receiving offers for several underpaying positions upon his graduation from the University of California.
“In real estate, there are plenty of exciting ups and downs,” said Adam Milstein. “For instance, the fact that supply always lags a few years behind demand, then it flips, or the way that price fluctuates. It’s all very exciting. It takes time a long time to get results in real estate.”
After launching and building his successful real estate investment business, he started engaging in philanthropy. Milstein serves as co-founder and National Chairman of the Israeli-American Council as the chair of national expansion.
“Over the years, I realized that getting involved in philanthropy make my day-to-day job much more satisfying.”
In addition to his work with the Israeli-American Council, he sits on the Board of several organizations. Milstein and his wife, Gila, Adam Milstein are co-founders of Sifriyat Pijama B’America. Their organization provides free monthly books in Hebrew to help Jewish values to more than 15,000 Israeli-Jewish-American families in the United States.
Jeffrey Schneider, an indigenous Manhattan, is the founder of the famous fast growing giant venture Ascendant Capital LLC which happens to be a division office of Axiom Capital Management. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Jeffrey has a deep passion for financial service industries which saw him work with reputable financial corporations including Alternative Investments, Paradigm Global Advisors and Axiom Capital Management where he held the so much coveted executive positions. After acquiring ample knowledge and skills, Mr. Schneider went ahead and worked for Paradigm Global Advisors in the year 2002. His unique talent in scrutinizing managers brought about positive change in the firm and also saw him proceed to begin his most recent Venture, Ascendant Capital LLC which he has been running for the past four years and a couple of months.
Using his past experiences, skills, and knowledge, Jeffrey Schneider has raised almost a billion dollars that have facilitated his enterprise to provide employment opportunities to over thirty people and still counting. His business specializes in sourcing reputable real estates, equity, and assets which are not readily available to investors. Mr. Schneider strongly believes in today’s market trend; substitute investments provide a great way in which corporations can expand their holdings hence reducing unpredictability.
A family man
His diversions include participating in vigorous exercises and marathons both Ironman and half ironman’s, which helps him stay healthy and fit. He is also an avid traveler, and whenever time allows him, he travels as far, as wide and as often as he possibly can. Up to date, he has toured diverse countries including those in South America, Asia, and Europe. Mr. Schneider has documented his adventures in various websites like jeffryschneider.co; jeffryschneider.org, jeffryschneider.net, and jeffreyschneidertravel.com. Some of the most outstanding topics he has blogged about include ‘Great business books’, “Top winter getaways,’ ‘Staying fit for the season,’ and ‘being a great CEO.’
Being a generous man he is, he gives back to the community through various charity organizations like God Loves We Deliver, Wonders and Worries, The Gazelle Foundation and Cherokee Home for Children. Currently, he resides in Texas, United States of America.