Jeffery G. Barton
Vice President, Licensing and Acquisition
Jeff Barton is Vice President, Licensing and Acquisitions. He was appointed to this role in May 2013. Previously, he served as Divisional Vice President and Controller for Abbott Nutrition’s Global Supply Chain and as Divisional Vice President and Controller for the North American Nutrition Business.
Mr. Barton joined Abbott in 1990 in the Financial Development Training program. During his career, he has held a variety of financial management positions across Abbott’s businesses including Diagnostics, Pharmaceuticals, and Nutrition. In addition to his US experiences, he has served in regional positions in both the Netherlands and Singapore.
Mr. Barton led Abbott’s recent pharma sector acquisitions of Veropharm in Russia, CFR in Latin America and the divestiture of Abbott’s developed markets pharmaceutical business to Mylan. His previous M&A experience includes purchase transactions for Idev, Optimedica, Therasense, i-Stat, Zone Perfect Nutrition, EAS, Jomed, Spinal Concepts, and Integrated Vascular Systems.
Mr. Barton received a degree in accounting from Indiana University, and earned a masters of management from the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management.