After a short time in public accounting, Mike Jandernoa joined Perrigo Company in 1979 as its chief financial officer. In 1981, he became president and joined the Perrigo board of directors and became CEO in 1988. From 1991 to 2003, he served as chairman of the board. Jandernoa retired as CEO of Perrigo in 2000 and from the board in 2017. During his time at the helm, Mr. Jandernoa took Perrigo from a privately held $30 million company to a $2.5 billion publicly-traded firm. Under his leadership, Perrigo became a leading, global healthcare supplier that develops, manufactures, and distributes over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and consumer products.
Following his tenure at Perrigo, Mr. Jandernoa founded Jandernoa Entrepreneurial Mentoring, a Grand Rapids-based company that provides mentors to assist entrepreneurs in growing their companies. He is also a co-founder of Bridge Street Capital Partners, also in Grand Rapids, which provides strategic planning, mentoring management, and sourcing appropriate forms of capital, and he is a founder and board member of the West Michigan-based Grand Angels, which uses financial, intellectual, and networking capital to promote the success of growing companies and to enhance the economic development of West Michigan. Mike is the founder and chairman of 42 North Partners, a family office focusing on investments, entrepreneurship, and community.
In addition to serving on Perrigo’s board of directors, Mr. Jandernoa also serves on the board of directors for Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the Van Andel Institute, Hopen Life Science Fund, and Grand Valley University Foundation. He previously was a director on the board of the Strategic Economic and Commercialization Board (formerly Michigan Life Sciences Corridor). He is a member of other corporate advisory boards and serves on or chairs numerous religious and community boards and committees. He is a past member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.
Mr. Jandernoa began his career at BDO Seidman. He has a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan.