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Vanessa Simmons

Vice President

Business Development

Bringing partners to the table

Vanessa Simmons started selling Avon when she was 10 years old.  So business is in her blood. Now, as Vice President of Business Development, Vanessa is helping drive Pythian’s growth into one of the world’s best data transformation companies in the world.  

Vanessa is focused on working with Pythian’s partners to deliver customers with the best technologies, the best support and the best outcomes.  From ensuring that Pythian’s technical team has all the right certifications to building long-term relationships with firms like Microsoft, Amazon and Google, Vanessa is all about making Pythian better and stronger.  

With over 20 years in marketing and business development, Vanessa has built her reputation on her energy, excellence and outstanding results. In 2018 she was recognized by CRN has one of the year’s Women of the Channel.   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 are not to be missed.