AUSTIN, TX – February 2, 2016 – Continuum Analytics, developer of Anaconda, the leading modern open source analytics platform powered by Python, today announced it has added two new leaders. Jon Shepherd and Matt Roberts join Continuum Analytics’ growing team of visionaries and thought leaders in the open source community.
AUSTIN, TX – February 2, 2016 – Continuum Analytics, developer of Anaconda, the leading modern open source analytics platform powered by Python, today announced it has added two new leaders. Jon Shepherd steps into the leadership team as Senior Vice President of Sales to grow enterprise sales on the heels of more than 2.25M downloads of Anaconda in 2015. Matt Roberts joins as Vice President of Product Engineering to establish worldclass software development processes. Shepherd and Roberts join a rapidly growing team that added 90 new hires in 2015.
“As the driving force behind Anaconda, Continuum is at a pivotal time where the velocity of community and industry adoption positions us not only as the de facto enterprise distribution of Python but also as the foundation of the open data science movement. Jon and Matt’s arrival signals our continued success in building out a worldclass leadership team,” explained Travis Oliphant, CEO and cofounder of Continuum Analytics. “Jon’s deep experience in enterprise sales of data and analytics platforms will accelerate our growth and deepen our customer relationships, while Matt brings expertise in leading worldclass software development teams.”
Shepherd and Roberts join Continuum Analytics’ growing team of visionaries and thought leaders in the open source community.
“Anaconda is the leader in open data science. I’m looking forward to leading the company’s growth in the enterprise market,” said Shepherd. “The full stack analytics capability of Anaconda and its powerful package management, along with Continuum’s training, support and expert consulting, deliver complete solutions in a single platform.”
Shepherd brings over 20 years of experience to Continuum Analytics, having led high performance sales teams responsible for sales of innovative enterprise technologies including DataRobot, Netezza and RapidMiner. As an entrepreneurial sales executive, Shepherd was most recently in sales leadership at DataRobot and also held executive sales positions at RapidMiner, IBM, Netezza, among other software startups. Shepherd has a B.A. from Vanderbilt in Economics/Psychology.
Roberts comes to Continuum Analytics from Socialware, where he was vice president of product development and was responsible for transforming a small team into a high performing, collaborative product development organization that offered critical value to enterprise customers. Prior to Socialware, Roberts held engineering and product development roles at CA Technologies/Hyperformix, Motive (AlcatelLucent), Meetrix and Concero. Roberts holds a B.S. from Virginia Tech in Management Science.
About Continuum Analytics:
Continuum Analytics is the creator and driving force behind Anaconda, the leading, modern open source analytics platform powered by Python. We put superpowers into the hands of people who are changing the world.
With more than 2.25M downloads annually and growing, Anaconda is trusted by the world’s leading businesses across industries – financial services, government, health & life sciences, technology, retail & CPG, oil & gas – to solve the world’s most challenging problems. Anaconda does this by helping everyone in the data science team discover, analyze, and collaborate by connecting their curiosity and experience with data. With Anaconda, teams manage their open data science environments without any hassles to harness the power of the latest open source analytic and technology innovations.
Our community loves Anaconda because it empowers the entire data science team – data scientists, developers, DevOps, architects, and business analysts – to connect the dots in their data and accelerate the timetovalue that is required in today’s world. To ensure our customers are successful, we offer comprehensive support, training and professional services.
Continuum Analytics’ founders and developers have created or contribute to some of the most popular open data science technologies, including NumPy, SciPy, Matplotlib, Pandas, Jupyter/IPython, Bokeh, Numba and many others. Continuum Analytics is venturebacked by General Catalyst and BuildGroup.
To learn more about Continuum Analytics, visit www.continuum.io.