Jeff Aronin is the chairman and CEO of Paragon Biosciences. This is a company that majors on investing in biopharmaceuticals and development if start-ups in the same field. He is known as an incredible leader, an entrepreneur and a skilled scientist.
If there is one thing that inspires Jeff Aronin to keep doing what he does it is seeing patients get better and get the most out of life. He says if there is a product that can see these patients beat whatever it is that ails them, then there is no better way for him to spend his resources that to see these products developed and put in the market. This has seen him together with his team see 13 new innovations developed, patented and introduced in the market (about.me). That is 13 new ways to fight the world’s diseases.
Having a desire and a goal to help patients get better is not the only thing that fuels his passion for his work. It is his perception to work as well. Jeff Aronin looks at all patients as more than just patients. He sees them as a part of a family and the community at large. This made him realize that his work does not just change the life of one person but a family and a community. This has been a great source of inspiration to him; knowing that he is impacting the world by helping one person get better.
This is the reason why he coaches start-up businesses that have a product or idea that could take the field of medicine further. His 20-year experience in developing biotech and healthcare innovation companies has proved to be an asset in this regard. He is quick to pick out promising startups and coaches them to the point of becoming successful businesses. This has also earned him the title of a mentor. Every entrepreneur who has passed through his hands comes out with more than just business. The come out with invaluable lessons that come from his experience in the field (http://www.worldbusinesschicago.com/profile/jeff-aronin/). He is a ready teacher to all who are eager to learn.
It is this passion towards innovation in biotechnology as well as healthcare that saw him be awarded the Weizmann Leadership Award. This was a commendation to the incredible work he is doing in his field and an attempt to motivate players in the same field.