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Damon Silvestry

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Silvestry oversees Progenity's day-to-day operations and administrative functions with the goal of delivering operational excellence, managing aggressive growth targets, and driving the organization's service culture.

With a deep understanding of the genetic testing landscape, Mr. Silvestry has a successful track record of delivering continuous improvement while managing organizational change in high-growth companies in both the life science and technology industries. Most recently, Mr. Silvestry served as Senior Vice President, Operations and People Office at Natera, where he led a team of more than 350 people to deliver both genetic testing and liquid biopsy services to enable earlier detection of cancer and determine optimal treatments. Prior to that, Mr. Silvestry was Senior Vice President of Operations for Miraca Life Sciences. He has also held leadership roles at Dell Americas Engineering and Symbol Technologies Incorporated (Motorola).

Mr. Silvestry received his master's degree in Manufacturing Engineering from New York University Polytechnic, and an undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University. He is a Certified CAP inspector and is Six Sigma Black Belt certified.