Vice President, Business Development, Health & Life Sciences, Qualcomm
Donald Jones serves as vice president of business development for Qualcomm Incorporated. He is responsible for leading Qualcomm’s expansion of wireless technologies into the consumer health, healthcare and medical device markets. Mr. Jones is also a founding board member of the West Wireless Health Institute in La Jolla, California, a global leader in wireless health research.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Jones spent 22 years developing and growing healthcare enterprises. He has served as chief operating officer of MedTrans (now American Medical Response) the world’s largest emergency medical services provider, as founder and chairman of EMME, Mexico’s largest member-based health service; and as senior vice president of marketing and business development for HealthCap, a venture capital backed startup, and at the time, the second largest provider of women’s healthcare in the United States. Jones has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, having been involved in over 130 acquisitions. In 2000, the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) named Jones One of the 20 Most Influential People in EMS.
Mr. Jones is on the Boards of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation, the American Telemedicine Association and is the founding board member of the Wireless Life Science Alliance. Jones holds a US patent in the use of cell phones in incentive programs.
Jones holds bachelors’ degrees in biology and bio-engineering from the University of California, San Diego, a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego, and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine.
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2008 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.