Jeffrey Yordon

Chief Operating Officer
President – Athenex Pharmaceutical Division

Jeff has held multiple senior management positions in the pharmaceutical industry over the last 46 years. Jeff was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Sagent Pharmaceuticals which had a market cap of $1.6 billion when he left the company in 2015. Prior to that, he was the COO of American Pharmaceutical Partners where he was a founder and the company was eventually sold to Fresenius for $5.5 billion. Jeff was the CEO of Faulding Pharmaceuticals, CEO and Founder of YorPharm, COO of Gensia Pharmaceuticals and he was instrumental in the sale of all of these companies to Apotex, Teva and Hospira for prices upwards of $3.5 billion. Jeff has successfully taken four companies public and all of the companies sold for significant returns for his shareholders. Mr. Yordon was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011, was inducted into the Chicago Entrepreneur Hall of Fame in 2014, won a prestigious Innovation Award from the City of Chicago, was appointed to the Chicago Innovation Council in 2014, was appointed by Governor Rauner to the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority in 2015, has been appointed to be the Chairman of the Board of the Northern Illinois University Foundation, is the Chair of the NIU Political Science Advisory Panel and is actively involved in the NIU Athletic program.