Meet Eric Lefkofsky; a Great Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Cancer is a chronic disease that requires more research so that it can be managed. As a result, many governments, as well as entrepreneurs, are investing heavily in cancer research. The research aims at coming up with the cure as well as treatment plans of the disease. Technologies are being developed to analyze cancer tumors and establish most of the cancer causes. Eric Lefkofsky is one of the successful entrepreneurs who has dedicated much of their time and funds to cancer management.

Recently there has been a positive development in lung cancer causes research. A Dartmouth research team was working to determine the environmental and genetic risks factors that cause lung cancer. The study was led by Yafang Li who eventually showed the connection of smoking and gene interaction that cause of lung cancer. The study identified three new lung cancer genetic biomarkers. The three SNPs stratify lung cancer risk by smoking. These SNPs can be potential biomarkers which can be used to assist in the prediction of the treatment plan for lung cancer.

On top of that, other people like Eric have been busy working and investing heavily to help cancer patients. Eric co-founded Tempus, which is a technology company that has built an operating system that helps cancer patients. Eric is the CEO of the company, and with the help of his staff, he has helped many cancer patients by taking care of them. At Tempus they use technology to analyze genomic data using statistical analysis to come up with personalized and precise treatment. The data from the operating is the one that guides doctors in coming up with better care plan as well as specialized treatment.

Eric together with his wife they have founded Lefkofsky Family Foundation. The foundation aims at funding research centers that specialize in cancer causes and treatment. Through the foundation, they have donated $1.2 million to the University of Michigan and $250000 to New York’s Weill Cornell Medicine for cancer and breast cancer respectively. On top of that, the foundation has given $500000 to Stanford University which was used to support gastric cancer research.

Eric Lefkofsky has achieved all these through hard work and intelligence. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and holds a Juris Doctor from University of Michigan Law School. Currently, he is a successful entrepreneur in Chicago. His route to success has not been easy. He is the co-founder of many technology companies like Mediaocean, Uptake Technologies, Groupon, Inner Workings as well as Echo Global Logistics.

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Brian Bonar Blazing a Trail in the Financial World

Few financial experts in the world today can match the experience and insight of Brian Bonar, who for over three decades has served in various leadership positions in the financial sector. Bonar is the current CEO and Chairman of Trucept Inc., which was formerly known as Start-Tek Solutions. Bonar has been in this position since 2010, a period he has guided the giant financial firm to a firm place in the financial industry.

According to Bloomberg, Brian Bonar’s illustrious journey in the financial world began in the early 1990s. After receiving his graduate degree from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Bonar enrolled for a graduate degree at Stafford University, UK, and later a doctorate at the same university. After graduation, Bonar joined the financial industry and in 1992, became the Director of Technology Sales.

In the next two years, Bonar rose up the ranks in leadership and in 1994, was appointed as Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Dalrada Financial. That same year in September, Bonar became Executive Vice President.

The next year, he became the Director of Dalrada, a position he held up to 1997 when he was appointed President and COO of the firm. In 1998, Bonar took over as CEO of Dalrada and in 1999 was declared the company’s Chairman of the Board.

Besides his senior leadership position Dalrada, Bonar has held numerous executive positions at other organizations during his long career. For instance, between 1990 and 1991, he was the Worldwide Sales Manager at Adaptech Inc.

Afterward, he served as VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Benzier Systems up to 1992. Other companies he worked for include QMS, Rastek Corporation, Allegiant Professional Business Services Inc. and The Solvis Group Inc. Currently, he holds top positions in other organizations other than Trucept and Dalrada. He is the CFO of Amanda Co. Inc., for instance, where he also serves as the acting CEO.

During his time at the helm of Dalrada Financial Group, Bonar has guided the company in providing programs to different companies looking to boost business efficiency.

Dalrada has also been noted for providing customized financial solutions that include insurance and business process outsourcing. In the process, the firm has helped many clients protect their assets and manage their assets.

Brian Bonar’s accomplishments, work ethic and passion to providing excellent solutions to his customers have seen him garner many awards in his career. In 2010, he was awarded the Executive of the Year in Finance award in the Cambridge’s Who’s Who list.