Eric Lefkofsky serves as Chief Executive Officer of Groupon and is a co-founder of the Company. He also served as the Company’s Executive Chairman until his appointment as CEO. Eric Lefkofsky is a co-founder of Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO) and served on its board of directors from February 2005 to December 2012. Mr. Lefkofsky is also the co-founder of InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK) and served on its board of directors from August 2008 to October 2012. In 2008, Mr. Lefkofsky co-founded Lightbank LLC, a private investment firm specializing in information technology companies, and has served as a manager since that time.
In April 2006, Mr. Lefkofsky co-founded MediaBank, LLC, an electronic exchange and database that automates the procurement and administration of advertising media, which merged with Donovan Data Systems to form Mediaocean in 2013. He has served as a director or manager at MediaOcean since that time. Mr. Lefkofsky also serves on the board of directors of Lurie Children’s Memorial Hospital, the board of trustees of the Steppenwolf Theatre, the board of trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago and the board of trustees of the Museum of Science and Industry. Mr. Lefkofsky also serves on the prominent board of directors of World Business Chicago, a non-profit economic development organization. Mr. Lefkofsky is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Eric Lefkofsky earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Eric also is also author of the book, Accelerated Disruption: Understanding the True Speed of Innovation, where he explores how disruptive businesses are formed, grown and sustained.