Vanessa Simmons

Vice President

Business Development

Vanessa is an experienced business development professional with over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of the business development and marketing disciplines. She brings endless energy, drive and a results-oriented approach to creating Pythian’s strategic partnerships and business initiatives. In her spare time, Vanessa pursues her passion for great food, wine and artisan cheeses as an accredited Cheese Sommelier and Cordon Bleu-trained chef. Her weekly Friday afternoon cheese tastings at Pythian’s Ottawa office aren’t to be missed! In 2017 Vanessa was voted to the Ottawa Amazing People list and in 2018 recognized as one of CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel.