BUILDING COMPANIES THAT IMPROVE LIVES
Jeff is currently chairman and chief executive officer of Paragon Biosciences, LLC. Paragon Biosciences is focused on improving the lives of patients suffering from debilitating diseases by building innovative biotechnology companies that bring important medicines to the market. The company's leadership and management team leverages their entrepreneurial experiences, and their expertise in securing 13 FDA drug approvals, to develop and finance biotechnology companies and accelerate their advancements. Patients come first, as Paragon’s family of companies power medical breakthroughs with the support and collaboration of health care providers and key stakeholders involved in delivering healthcare services. Jeff is the co-founder and non-executive chairman of Castle Creek Pharma and non executive chairman of Harmony Biosciences.
Jeff Aronin has been involved in the healthcare and biotech industries for over two decades, having founded and served as chairman of several companies, such as Paragon Pharmaceuticals and Marathon Pharmaceuticals. Previously, Jeff served as president and chief executive officer of Ovation Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company he founded in 2000. In 2009, Ovation Pharmaceuticals was acquired by Lundbeck, Inc. Currently, Jeff serves as founder and chairman of Paragon Biosciences which is an incubator and investor that builds and grows leading biotechnology companies. Paragon is dedicated to helping people live longer, healthier lives.
Throughout his career, Jeff has received honors for his entrepreneurship and patient-focused dedication to bringing new medicines to market. Examples include:
- Weizmann Leadership Award
- Brain Research Foundation
- Frederic A. Gibbs Discovery Award
- Buyouts magazine "Deal of the Year", Ovation Pharmaceuticals;
- Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center's Humanitarian Award
- Pharmaceutical Executive magazine's "45 under 45,"
- Scrip Award "Pharma Company of the Year-Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
- Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago