Matthew Rabinowitz, Ph.D. is a co-founder of our company and currently serves as our Executive Chairman. Dr. Rabinowitz served as our Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to January 2019, and served as a member of our board of directors since 2005. He served as Chairman of our board of directors from May 2015 to January 2019, at which time he assumed the role of Executive Chairman. 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. Dr. Rabinowitz served as a consulting professor at Stanford University from 2004 to 2012 and as visiting faculty in the Genetics Department of Harvard University from 2018 to 2019. Dr. Rabinowitz has over 100 patents and publications in signal processing, machine learning, bio-informatics, and high-throughput genetic testing. He received the Scott Helt Memorial Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and has twice received the Technology Pioneer Award from the World Economic Forum. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors or advisory board of a number of technology companies. Dr. Rabinowitz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Physics, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, from Stanford University.
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 is a co-founder of our company. Mr. Sheena has served as a member of our board of directors since 2007, and served as our Chief Technology Officer from 2007 to December 2020. 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, Inc. including vice president of product management and chief technology officer. Mr. Sheena holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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.