Donald Jones serves as vice president of Wireless Health, Global Strategy and Market Development. He is responsible for Qualcomm's wireless technology and platform strategies in the health, fitness and life sciences markets, and is recognized globally as a leader in the field. In 2005, he founded and is Chairman of the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA), a 501c(6) trade organization which works with both the wireless and health industries to enable new business models, new businesses and clinical process and cost improvements in all sectors, including consumer health, fitness, healthcare services, healthcare IT, pharmaceutical and medical devices. He is now a member of the Milken Institute Advisory Committee on Biomedical Innovation, which includes current and past Directors of the NIH and FDA Commissioners, among other notable individuals.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Jones spent 22 years developing and growing healthcare enterprises. He served as chief operating officer of MedTrans helping to grow it from $4.5M to $1.2B (now American Medical Response/AMR), the world's largest emergency medical services provider. Jones was founder and Chairman of EMME, Mexico's largest member-based, subscription health service. He was senior vice president of marketing for HealthCap, a venture capital backed (Mayfield, Frazier, and Allstate) startup, which rapidly grew to become the second largest provider of women's healthcare in the United States.
Jones holds a bachelors' degree in biology and bio-engineering from the University of California, San Diego, a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine.