Donald R. Parfet
Don is Managing Director of Apjohn Group LLC, a business development firm focused on commercializing breakthrough opportunities in the life sciences industries. He is also General Partner of Apjohn Ventures, a venture capital fund investing in emerging private life science companies. Prior to founding the Apjohn Group and Apjohn Ventures Fund, Don served as a senior executive at Pharmacia and its legacy companies, Pharmacia & Upjohn and The Upjohn Company.
Don serves on the board of trustees of numerous charitable organizations including the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. Don is a trustee for Bronson Healthcare Group and trustee of the Kalamazoo College Board of Trustees. Additionally, Don serves on three public company boards of directors, namely MASCO Corporation, Rockwell Automation, Inc., and Kelly Services, Inc.
Don earned his BA degree in economics from the University of Arizona in 1975 and his M.B.A. degree in finance from the University of Michigan in 1977.