Full Name
Jeff Jochims
Job Title
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Office
Owens & Minor
Speaker Bio
Jeff Jochims is a global business leader with 20+ years of experience delivering customer-centric operational excellence, business wins, and transformational leadership. Jochims joined Owens & Minor as executive vice president, Strategy & Solutions, in April 2019, and was appointed executive vice president and Chief Operating Officer in November 2019.

At Owens & Minor, Jochims is responsible for corporate strategy and development, distribution operations, marketing and communications, customer service, specialty services, and IT.

From 2000 through 2014 Jochims served as a senior executive at Thermo Fisher Scientific, including several years as global president of Fisher Scientific, the preeminent life sciences
distribution business in the world. Thereafter, Jochims worked for several years as an executive consultant and board member to firms focused on the Life Sciences and Healthcare industries. His experience includes roles on the board of directors for: Sarnova, a healthcare supply company based in Columbus, Ohio; Protochips, a leader in the development and installation of durable goods and consumables for the electron microscopy market based in Durham, North Carolina; Reliable Biopharmaceutical, a specialty chemical cGMP manufacturing business located in St. Louis, Missouri; Cenduit, a leading clinical trials support business based in Durham, North Carolina; and, Fusion5, a technology and services business focused on the CMS Bundled Payment for Care Initiative based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Employing a creative and adaptable leadership style, Jochims’ has led his businesses to consistent over-market growth and share gains. Under his guidance, businesses have grown and prospered while navigating dramatic challenges. His extensive industry experience enables him to quickly assess and adjust to dynamic circumstances and to help businesses and leadership teams rapidly plot a course of action calculated to deliver highly favorable outcomes.

Jochims holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.
Jeff Jochims