AUSTIN, TEXAS—June 28, 2017—Continuum Analytics, the creator and driving force behind Anaconda, the leading Open Data Science platform powered by Python, today announced Aaron Barfoot as the company’s new chief financial officer (CFO). Barfoot, a cloud hosting industry veteran and former executive at ClearDATA and Rackspace, will oversee both finance and accounting operations as the company continues to experience rapid growth and reinforces its footprint as the leader in Open Data Science.
“Our company is going through a substantial growth period. 2016 marked more than 11 million downloads, an increase of more than eight million from the previous year, and we’re upwards of 25 million today with more than 4 million active users and we’re seeing the similar growth in product revenue,” said Scott Collison, CEO. “It’s the perfect time to welcome Aaron to the team; his background in finance and capital structure for large companies will prove instrumental to Continuum Analytics’ continued success.”
Anaconda adoption has increased by 37 percent from 2016 to 2017 according to a recent KDNuggets Data Science Poll.
“Continuum Analytics’ growth numbers point to an undeniable need for the critical insights data science delivers. The data it uncovers significantly impacts critical business outcomes and has the power to change the course of a company,” said Barfoot. “As the data science market begins to push $140 billion, I’m thrilled to join the Anaconda team and contribute to the success of the company as it poises for continued growth.”
Mr. Barfoot previously held the position of vice president of finance for Rackspace (RAX) during the company’s six-year period of significant growth and success in the marketplace. His strategic planning and initiatives helped grow revenue from $362 million in 2007 to $1.5 billion in 2013 while also driving better margins and improving capital returns. He played a key role in acquisitions, provided financial support during the company’s $188 million IPO, and developed several financial planning systems to maximize resources and staffing.
Aaron Barfoot holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Baylor University.
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