Category: CEO Profiles
Many people have heard the name Eric Lefkofsky at least once or twice. After all, his entrepreneurial spirit is just one of the many reasons that he has had so much success in his business career, even before he was finished with his studies at the University of Michigan. It only makes sense that someone that started selling carpet while he was still in college would eventually figure out how to run a successful business in just about any field. As such, he already had the makings of a great entrepreneur and Eric Lefkofsky has proven that fact time and again with the successes of the various companies that he has been associated with.
Even if you haven’t heard the name, you have certainly heard of one of the companies that he has been involved with, as he co-founded the popular company Groupon. This alone should serve to indicate the type of skill he has when it comes to entrepreneurial endeavors, not to mention his overall creativity. Groupon quickly rose to the top as one of the most creative ideas out there and it is still just as popular today. Almost everyone has used it at one time or another. It works well for both businesses and individuals, as it drives new customers to businesses while at the same time giving the customer a great discount. The idea is to create a lifelong relationship so that the business can grow and the client can find a new place to get great products and services at a fair price.
Of course, his entrepreneurial endeavors did not end with creating Groupon and his resume. As previously mentioned, he has been involved with a number of immensely successful companies. While he is still the chairman of Groupon, he is deeply involved with another company known as Tempus. This is another innovative company that has the potential to change the world for the better. It is a company that is focusing on cancer research from a new approach, that of defining how a person gets cancer, using genomic testing. In other words, it is helping to clarify who is most at risk for the disease and at the same time, working to better understand why it happens and how it can be stopped in its tracks. His involvement was this company at the top level is a huge asset to the company, not to mention anyone who could stand to benefit from dramatic advances in cancer treatment.
The former ownership group of NBA Franchise the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC recently filed a law suit against New Hampshire Insurance Company. The insurance company breached a contract that intricate the settlement of claims made by Danny Ferry who was the former general manager of Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment. The old group of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment included Bruce Levenson and the law suit does not involve the current leadership of the organization which is led by Principal Tony Ressler. http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2015/04/23/bankers-for-levenson-oversold-atlanta-hawks-by-27/
Atlanta Hawks filed the lawsuit on September 13th in the Superior Court of Fulton against the insurance company which is also known as AIG. In a report by ESPN, the law suit was a civil action for breach of contract as well as insurance bad faith. Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment claimed that the insurance company had covered them for inevitable losses that were related to employment practice that included but were not limited to acts of wrongful terminations as well as work torts. The court documents explained that the basketball organization had given notice to the insurance company on April 2nd 2015 that claims had been asserted by the former manager of AHBE Ferry which stated that the claims were covered. The courts documents also said that the confidential limits of liability of the policy are adequate to pay AHBE’s claims.
Bruce Levenson is an entrepreneur and the co-founder of and partner at United Communication Group. The United Communication Group was established in 1977 together with Ed Peskowitz. Levenson is known to be very ambitious and the he is the founder of Atlanta Spirit LLC. Before he co-founded United Communication Group, Bruce was a writer who was at the time writing for Washington Star and Observer Publishing. Bruce has leadership skills and he has served in several organizations according to PR News, including Tech Target Inc. as the Director and has also served on the board of directors including Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Associations among others.