Jeff Aronin is an exemplary global pharmaceutical executive and an entrepreneur. From a young age, Jeff has been driven to help make 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. Mr. Aronin founded the well-known Ovation Pharmaceuticals back in 2000 which later sold to Lundbeck for $900 Million. Today Jeff is Chairman and CEO of Paragon Biosciences as well as non-executive chairman of several pharmaceutical companies like Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals and Harmony Biosciences.
Driven by better living
Jeff Aronin strives to help people live better lives and works to find solutions to some of the rarest and most complex conditions in healthcare. One of the most definitive moments of Aronin’s career was when a surgeon he shadowed had to choose between surgery and medication to treat a child with seizures. The physician went with medication in order to avoid brain surgery. 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 helped Jeff 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.