Eric Lefofsky started Groupon. He was one of the reasons that the company was so successful and he constantly worked to make sure that the company would continue to be as successful as possible. He wanted people to be able to save money and saw that this was one of the most important things to people in the Chicago area and around the country. He used different techniques than what anyone had ever heard of and this gave him the chance to make sure that he was doing what he could to save money for people. It also gave him the chance to make quite a bit of money for himself. After only having Groupon for a few years by business standards, Mr. Eric knew what he was able to do and had made the decision to retire early with the money that he had made from the sales that he had seen on Groupon.
The way that Lefofsky saw it was that he was taking a break from his career. He relaxed and enjoyed time with his family while he was retired. Then, his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. As devastating as the diagnosis was, it wsa something that allowed Eric to know what he had to do and to make sure that he was doing everything the right way. He worked hard to come up with solutions for his wife and decided that using them for other people was one of the best things that he would be able to do in the time that he was working for different purposes.
Eric came up with the idea of Tempus. This is a company that works with people who have cancer. In combination with a geneticist, he is working on cures for cancers like breast cancer and is also working to make sure that life is comfortable for people who have cancer. Eric Lefofsky knows that Tempus is all about making sure that things are going good for people and that they will be able to make sure that things are better for each of these families who have had a cancer diagnosis affect them.
Every successful person always has a trigger. Most times the height a man attends is proportionate to how big the trigger is. Siegall father die of cancer, can there be a bigger trigger than to see someone you love die of a particular ailment. Most people will give whatever it takes to obliterate that wicked disease from existence as punishment for the havoc it did on their love ones. Siegall disclosed this fact about his biological father in an interview, and that in my own opinion is the bedrock of his outstanding success in his chosen profession. I am of the opinion he chose to pursue the branch of medicine that addresses cancer to pay the disease in its own coin, and from every indication this noble fellow has accomplished that and still keeps dealing devastating blows on cancer. I guess he will not stop the onslaught until the name cancer is wiped out of our dictionaries. For those who do not know the extent this fellow has gone in helping patients of cancer, lets take a stroll, and I will let you into some few of the numerous outstanding feats of the great personality because space is not our friend in this write-up.
Clay B. Siegall set the ball rolling with adequate preparation for the task ahead. He headed for the University of Maryland where he earned his B.S. in Zoology before moving to George Washington University for a Ph.D. in Genetics. He spent quality time working with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute between 1991 and 1997. Before joining Bristol-Myers, he was with the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health from as far back as 1988.
Obviously, his most glorious time started in 1998 when he co-founded Seattle Genetics and became the company’s President, Chief Executive Officer and Board’s Chairman. He has been occupying these positions to this very day with amazing successes as proves of his outstanding leadership pedigree. Under his watch, the company secured the FDA approval of its first antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) product by the name ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin). The drug is now in use in more than 65 countries for the treatment of cancer.
Here is a man with 15 patents to his name, several international awards, over 70 publications on issues pertaining to cancer and with a large heart for people suffering from cancer. Clay B. Siegall has done much to clear the way for the eventual defeat of the monster called cancer.