Waymond Jackson, Senior Vice President of Public Policy

Jonathan M. Nugent

Vice President – Innovation and Technology

Jon Nugent is a technology executive with more than 25 years of experience developing innovative business strategies for leading companies in North America and Europe.  He spent fifteen years in New York working in finance at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and then as the Senior Vice President of Burns McClellan Inc., the largest privately-owned health care consultancy in the United States.  He has a proven track record in the creation of results-oriented partnering strategies for biotechnology and software companies and; through his work with corporations, including Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., and Bayer AG, he has led or played a significant role in mergers, acquisitions, divestments, corporate alliances, licensing arrangements, corporate restructurings, and operational turnarounds. Working closely with Wall Street, he has developed successful investor strategies for over 200 technology companies, raising in excess of $2.3 billion for his clients.  He has worked in senior positions at companies including Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, ARYx Therapeutics, and BioCryst Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Nugent holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, and a Graduate Certification in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He currently lives in Birmingham, Ala., with his wife and their son.