Anaconda Appoints Jessica Reeves as Chief Operating Officer

Reeves previously served as the SVP of Operations and will accelerate operational performance and growth in collaboration with leaders across the company.


AUSTIN, Texas, December 6, 2022 – Anaconda Inc., provider of the world’s most popular data science platform, today announced the internal promotion of Jessica Reeves to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Her new role will focus on strategically growing the company’s globally dispersed workforce, spearheading new initiatives, and scaling operational efficiencies. Reeves joined Anaconda in 2017 as Vice President, Global HR and became the SVP, Operations in 2020.

Over her six-year tenure with the company, Reeves has supported HR, recruiting, legal, sales, and customer-facing functions, establishing strategic frameworks that unite a fast-growing company and culture. As Anaconda has fully transitioned to a remote workforce, Reeves will define employee onboarding and engagement to ensure employees are connected, supported, and aligned with Anaconda’s mission. Reeves will also spearhead new strategic initiatives to expand Anaconda’s user base and facilitate life-long data skills development.

At a time of layoffs within the tech sector, Anaconda anticipates another year of record growth and hiring amid strong demand for data science tools and Reeves will play a key role in the company’s hiring plans. Part of this will entail setting, tracking, and measuring talent-related goals to ensure Anaconda remains competitive and poised for long-term growth. Over the last year, Anaconda has nearly doubled its employee count to more than 300. The company plans to continue hiring throughout the year, focusing on expanding engineering and sales teams in the US and globally.

“Culture is the lifeblood of success at Anaconda and we’ve worked hard to develop an employee-first company that prioritizes mentorship, transparency, and inclusion,” said Peter Wang, CEO and co-founder, Anaconda. “Since joining Anaconda, Jessica has been a champion for these values and a transformative force for change. As COO, Jessica will continue driving these values forward as she leads our hiring strategy and always-on approach to culture to accelerate Anaconda’s growth and our mission to empower the world through data literacy.”

“A company is a collection of human beings, each unique in their own ways and my goal is to find balance, focus, scale, and efficiency to support each employee's growth,” Jessica Reeves, COO, Anaconda, said. “As we move into a new era of business defined by data, Anaconda is well-positioned to lead the market as the world’s largest platform for data science. I’m excited to take this next step in my career with Anaconda and play an even more involved role in making this company thrive.”

Prior to joining Anaconda, Reeves led the HR function for ClearDATA, a Healthcare cloud computing company, where she built the HR framework from the ground up while leading recruiting efforts in opening their Austin HQ office. Previously, Reeves was the HR Director for JMJ Associates, a global oil and gas company specializing in professional safety services. She led a team responsible for core HR functions in EMEA, APAC, Europe, and the Americas. In her earlier career, she worked in various HR roles for small and Fortune 50 companies.

To learn more about open positions at Anaconda, visit our careers site.

About Anaconda

With more than 30 million users, Anaconda is the world’s most popular data science platform and the foundation of modern machine learning. We pioneered the use of Python for data science, champion its vibrant community, and continue to steward open-source projects that make tomorrow’s innovations possible. Our enterprise-grade tools are the leading solution for securing and managing commercial uses of Python, and enable corporate, research, and academic institutions around the world to harness the power of open-source for competitive advantage, groundbreaking research, and building a smarter, better world.


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