Clinical Trials

Natera announces Senior Leadership Appointments

Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRA), a global leader in cell-free DNA testing, today announced three appointments within its senior leadership team, effective immediately.

  • Solomon Moshkevich has been promoted to president of clinical diagnostics and will lead Natera’s team of general managers across oncology, women’s health, and organ health. In addition, Moshkevich will have responsibility for customer service, clinical trial operations, program management, and regulatory and quality affairs.
  • Alexey Aleshin, M.D., will succeed Moshkevich, assuming the role of GM of oncology and early cancer detection. Dr. Aleshin will also continue serving as chief medical officer of the company.
  • John Fesko has been promoted to president & chief business officer, with oversight of reimbursement strategy and market access, patient operations and experience, marketing and communications, government affairs, business and market development, pharmaceutical services, and international commercial operations and strategy.

“Each of these individuals has demonstrated excellent performance and leadership in their respective areas,” said Steve Chapman, chief executive officer. “As we embark on the next phase of growth at Natera, these appointments of long-tenured executives with significant experience across critical functions will allow us to ensure consistent execution while delivering outstanding service to our patients and customers.”

Solomon Moshkevich, president of clinical diagnostics, joined Natera in 2011. He has played a leading role in the development, clinical validation and commercial success of all Natera’s cell-free DNA products including Panorama, Prospera, and Signatera. He most recently served as general manager of oncology, a position he assumed in 2019, overseeing a period of tremendous growth for the company’s molecular residual disease test, Signatera, and leading the company’s efforts to achieve Medicare coverage for Signatera across multiple cancer types. Moshkevich began his career as a consultant with Bain & Company in New York before joining the private equity investment team at Parthenon Capital in Boston. He graduated from Columbia University summa cum laude with a B.A. in economics and mathematics, and he holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

John Fesko, president & chief business officer, joined Natera in 2014. He has held several different leadership roles of increasing responsibility during his tenure. He was named chief business officer in 2019, a role which has grown to include oversight of multiple functions and teams responsible for reimbursement strategy and market access, business and market development, marketing and communications, government affairs, pharmaceutical services, and international commercial operations and strategy. Prior to Natera, Fesko worked at Roche, Novartis Pharma AG, MPM Capital and InVivoScribe. He holds an M.B.A. from M.I.T. and a B.S. in biochemistry and economics from the University of Notre Dame.

Alexey Aleshin, M.D., M.B.A., general manager of oncology and early cancer detection & chief medical officer, joined Natera in 2017. He has served in multiple leadership capacities during his tenure at the company, including vice president of oncology medical affairs, general manager of early cancer detection, and chief medical officer. Prior to Natera, Dr. Aleshin was actively involved as an advisor and consultant at various companies focused on advancing clinical adoption of next generation sequencing technologies. He received his M.D. and M.B.A. from UCLA and later completed his internal medicine residency at Stanford University Medical Center and his hematology/oncology fellowship at Stanford Hospital.

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