For over 20 years, Jeff Aronin has dedicated himself to the principle of entrepreneurship in the biotech and healthcare industries. He discovered his passion for healthcare early in his career, after shadowing a doctor and observing the power of pharmaceuticals. By the year 2000, Jeff had founded his own startup, Ovation Pharmaceuticals Incorporated- a successful company that brought cutting edge medicines to many patients in need. Thanks to his leadership and strategy, Ovation was able to focus on getting vital new medications approved for use.
As current Chairman and CEO of Paragon Biosciences in Chicago, he is using his extensive professional experience in the industry to pave the way as the leading investor for innovation among biotech companies. Recognizing that medicinal research and development is a high risk, high reward endeavor, Jeff has pushed for responsible innovation and discovery in his field. His drive has allowed his team to develop medicines with a great potential for saving the most lives, practicing and attempting to perfect treatments through trying clinical phases. This is a major reason for Paragon’s success. Jeff’s leadership has allowed many promising treatments to be further investigated, rather than abandoned at the first sign of difficulty or challenge. Paragon and its portfolio companies have been able, through Jeff’s guidance, to attract some of the best talents in the biotech industry, producing a team of strong entrepreneurial leaders and blue-chip investors dedicated to making breakthroughs.
Paragon Biosciences seeks out and identifies the diseases with the highest need for treatment, first studying the underlying cause of a condition in attempt to find gaps in what has already been attempted. His team of experts brainstorm new solutions and research new scientific methodologies and technologies that have the potential to yield a new treatment.
Jeff Aronin continues to be confident in his strategy and approach to the industry, seeking the continued growth of Paragon. By creating a company culture with a strong dedication to its mission and core values, Paragon has been able to realize its goals, and then some.