Jeff Aronin is an exemplary global pharmaceutical executive and an entrepreneur. From a young age, Jeff has been driven to making the world a better place. To achieve this goal, he took the pharmaceutical approach to help people to better living through medicine. In this field, he has accomplished a lot of great successes. Today Jeff sits in executive boards of several pharmaceutical companies like Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals and Harmony Biosciences. Both of these companies were under the Paragon Biosciences umbrella where he has been serving as the Chairman. Back in 2000, as the Chairman of Paragon Biosciences, Mr. Aronin also founded the well-known Ovation Pharmaceuticals.
Driven by better living
Having a world where better living is a norm, is the biggest driver of Jeff Aronin. One of the most definitive moments of his career was when he had to choose between surgery and medication to treat a child with seizures. Under his advisement, the physician went with medication. This not only saved the child from the complications that might have risen from such a complicated procedure but also helped the child live a better life. The child was able to combat the seizures through well-orchestrated medication, and this made him realize that the possibilities of medication are endless.
An exemplary and purpose-driven career
Looking through Jeff’s career, it is easy to point out that Ovation Pharmaceuticals was his biggest success. After founding this company, he became its chair for nine years ending February 2009. During this time, he was able to grow Ovation Pharmaceuticals to become a notable pharmaceutical company globally. In 2009, a Danish Pharmaceutical giant – H. Lundbeck A/S bought Ovation for a record $900 million.
Mr. Aronin is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and DePaul University where he graduated with a B.S. and M.B.A respectively. He is also an entrepreneurship lecturer at Booth Business School University of Chicago and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He believes that by equipping the younger generation with entrepreneurship skills, they can be able to find solutions to current problems and therefore promoting better living.
Jeff Aronin also runs the Aronin Family Foundation which supports and funds research for some of the world’s neglected health conditions and ailments.