Jeffrey Jones

Managing Partner at The Deerborne Group

Jeff brings 30-years of experience to The Deerborne Group as a proven leader with significant commercial and operations experience in the global biotechnology, in-vitro diagnostics, and life sciences industries.

Jeff started out his career working for Fortune 500 companies such as Abbott, Bayer, and Quest Diagnostics. In 2010, Jeff was a member of the senior executive leadership team at Clarient (Nasdaq: CLRT) when the business was acquired by GE Healthcare for $587 million. Thereafter, Jeff worked for venture-backed startup and mid-stage molecular diagnostic CLIA laboratories where he held senior executive, commercial, operational, and GM roles.

Jeff received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and is a former U.S. Navy SEAL.


Rancho Santa Fe, United States


Work style

How I prefer to work



Mostly in a team

Qualities I value in my colleagues

  • Honesty
  • integrity
  • ownership
  • work ethic
  • self-motivation

The most important value in a work colleague is human kindness. The must be open, honest, transparent and respectful of everyone. The must act with integrity, character, and accept responsibility for their actions, behavior, and results.

My communication style

  • Open
  • polite
  • calm
  • transparent
  • proactive

I communicate early and often. I'm very open, honest and transparent. I listen and then ask clarifying questions to ensure alignment.

Fun fact

I enjoy swimming, cycling, and running to prepare for climbing rock, ice, and big mountains all over the world.


  • Managing Partner

    Current role

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