Jim Robinson


President and COO

Jim Robinson is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Paragon Biosciences. He oversees Paragon’s business units, operations, and the Innovation Capital™ that Paragon contributes exclusively to its portfolio companies.

Mr. Robinson has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Paragon, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Dublin-based Alkermes, a leader in innovative medicines that address the unmet needs and challenges of people living with debilitating diseases. Previously, Mr. Robinson was President of Americas Operations at Tokyo–based Astellas Pharma, where he oversaw approximately $4 billion in revenue within North and South America. He began his career in 1992 at Schering-Plough Corporation, where he rose through the ranks to become Vice President in charge of hepatitis sales.

Mr. Robinson is a graduate of DePaul University. He is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, serves on the Board of Chicago Botanic Garden, and is a founding member of MATTER Chicago.