Vanessa Simmons

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Bringing partners to the table

Vanessa Simmons

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 best data transformation companies in the world.   

Vanessa is focused on working with Pythian’s partners to deliver customers the best technologies, support, and outcomes. From ensuring 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 energy, excellence, and outstanding results. In 2018, she was recognized by CRN as 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.