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|Date of birth||June 29, 1959|
|Place of birth||Bourne, Massachusetts|
|NFL draft||1981 / Round: 6 / Pick 157|
|1982–1988||New England Patriots|
Ronald John Wooten (born June 29, 1959 in Bourne, Massachusetts) was a guard who played seven professional seasons with the New England Patriots in the National Football League.
Wooten attended the University of North Carolina. Wooten is now the president of NovaQuest and the executive vice president of corporate development at Quintiles Transnational Corporation.
Ron Wooten serves as president of NovaQuest and executive vice president of corporate development at Quintiles Transnational Corporation, a position he has held since 2003. Wooten joined the firm in July 2000 as a senior vice president of finance to manage the formation of the PharmaBio Development Group (NovaQuest’s predecessor) and to contribute to the execution of merger and acquisition and corporate finance strategies.
Prior to joining Quintiles, Wooten worked for nine years with First Union Securities Corporation (now Wachovia Securities, Inc.) in Charlotte, North Carolina, most recently as a Managing Director of Investment Banking. In this capacity, he advised corporate clients on mergers and acquisition, as well as corporate finance strategies. His capital markets and corporate finance experience includes mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity finance, and fixed income advisory. Earlier in his career at First Union, Wooten helped formulate the product offerings and delivery channels for the company's capital markets business. Ronald J. Wooten is an Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Quintiles Transnational Corp. since 2003. Wooten joined the firm in July 2000 as a Senior Vice President of Finance to manage the formation of the PharmaBio Development Group (NovaQuest’s predecessor) and to contribute to the execution of merger and acquisition and corporate finance strategies.
Wooten received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his master’s of business administration from Boston University. Before beginning his financial career, Wooten was an offensive guard from 1981 to 1990 with the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).
Wooten is married to Ann Wooten, also a graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They have two children, Rachel and Ryan Wooten, who also graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In November 2012 Ron opened up a Denny's with former college roommate Donnell Thompson.