Donald Jones serves as vice president of business development for Qualcomm Incorporated. He is responsible for leading Qualcomm’s expansion of wireless technologies into the consumer health, healthcare and medical device markets. Mr. Jones is also a founding board member of the West Wireless Health Institute in La Jolla, California, a global leader in wireless health research.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Jones spent 22 years developing and growing healthcare enterprises. He has served as chief operating officer of MedTrans (now American Medical Response) the world’s largest emergency medical services provider. He was instrumental in AMR’s move into emergency physician practice management, launching what has become the largest medical practice in the U.S. serving over hospitals. Mr. Jones was also founder and chairman of EMME, Mexico’s largest member-based, subscription health service; and was senior vice president of HealthCap, a venture capital backed startup, and at the time, the second largest provider of women’s healthcare in the United States. Jones has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, having been involved in over 130 acquisitions. In 2000, the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) named Jones One of the 20 Most Influential People in EMS.
Mr. Jones is on the Boards of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation, the American Telemedicine Association and is the founder and Chairman of the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance. Jones holds a patent in the use of cell phones in incentive programs. Jones holds bachelors’ degrees in biology and bio-engineering from the University of California, San Diego, a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego, and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine.