Shailesh is Founder and CEO of Kineticos Life Sciences, a leading life sciences strategy consulting firm. In addition, Shailesh has served on the Board of Directors of a number of biotech companies including Locus Biosciences, a CRISPR gene editing start-up and Gallus Biopharmaceuticals.
In 2015, Shailesh started a fund to invest in innovative biotechnology companies. Recently, he announced a second investment fund, the Kineticos Disruptor Fund. In 2018, Shailesh co-founded the InVincible Cancer Research Fund, a nonprofit funding breakthrough science. In 2019, Shailesh was selected as TBJ Consultant of the Year.
Prior to founding Kineticos Life Sciences, Shailesh was a senior executive at Cardinal Health/PTS and Sigma-Aldrich/Supelco. He started his career as an R&D scientist with Roche Diagnostics. He earned a BS in Chemistry from UNC Chapel Hill and an MBA from Golden Gate University.