Matthew Rabinowitz, Ph.D. is a co-founder of our company and Executive Chairman of our board of directors. Dr. Rabinowitz served as our Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to January 2019. Dr. Rabinowitz has also served as a member of our board of directors since 2005, serving and as Chairman of our board of directors from May 2015 to January 2019. Prior to co-founding our company, Dr. Rabinowitz served from 2000 to 2003 as Chief Executive Officer and from 2003 to 2007 as Chief Technology Officer of Rosum Corporation, a location-services technology company. From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Rabinowitz served as co-founder and Chief Scientist of Panop.com Inc., an online merchandizing company. Dr. Rabinowitz served as a consulting professor at Stanford University from 2004 to 2012. He has multiple publications in signal processing, machine learning, bio-informatics, and high-throughput genetic testing. He received the Scott Helt Memorial Award from the IEEE and received Technology Pioneer Awards from the World Economic Forum for founding Rosum and Natera. He currently serves on the advisory boards or boards of directors of multiple privately held companies. Dr. Rabinowitz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Stanford University, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Our board of directors believes that Dr. Rabinowitz is qualified to serve as a director based on his experience as our co-founder and Chief Executive Officer and his experience in the technology industry.
Steve Chapman Chief Executive Officer
Steve Chapman has served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, and as a director on its board of directors, since January 2019. Previously, Mr. Chapman served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer from August 2017 to January 2019, and Chief Commercial Officer from March 2017 to August 2017. Mr. Chapman began working at Natera, Inc. in December 2010 and held positions including the Vice President of Sales and Vice President, Commercial Operations. Mr. Chapman worked previously at Genzyme Genetics Corp., a biotechnology company, from 2003 to 2010. Mr. Chapman holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics from University of California, Los Angeles.
Jonathan Sheena Chief Technology Officer
Jonathan Sheena is a co-founder of our company and has served as a member of our board of directors and as our Chief Technology Officer since 2007. In 1999, Mr. Sheena co-founded PhoneSpots, Inc. (formerly PocketThis, Inc.), a mobile technology company serving mobile carriers worldwide. From June
1999 to December 2007, Mr. Sheena held various roles at PhoneSpots, including Vice President of Product Management and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Sheena holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of
Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of
Mike Brophy Chief Financial Officer
Mike Brophy has served as our Chief Financial Officer since February 2017. Previously, he served as our Senior Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations since September 2016, and prior to that, as our Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations since September 2015. Prior to joining Natera, Mr. Brophy served as an executive director from January 2014 to September 2015, and as a vice president prior to that, in the investment banking division at Morgan Stanley where he focused on advising corporate clients in the life science tools and diagnostics sector. Mr. Brophy holds an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the United States Air Force Academy.