I’m Christopher Peters. I’m a seasoned professional data scientist, Bayesian statistician and economist with 11 years of industry experience having built two companies: Treehouse and Zapier.

As its 9th employee and first data scientist, I helped grow Zapier from just $1.2 million in ARR to a multi-billion dollar company using only $1.3 million in outside capital. During that time, I grew the data team from a single data scientist to over 50 data professionals. Over time, I’ve hired and worked alongside many talented co-workers, teams and departments to grow the company’s ability to help customers. Today, the company employs over 700 and I’m very proud of the number of people it helps access technology as a matter of course.

Prior to my work as a data scientist, I was a research associate at LSU’s Center for Energy Studies where I was an energy economist. I’ve also consulted as an energy economist on a multitude of utility rate cases and adjudicated procedures.

I have a real passion for working with, sharing, visualizing and analyzing phenomena of all kinds using statistical, visual and machine learning tools and techniques.

My specialties are lie in SaaS product development, monetization, data strategy development, Bayesian statisical modeling, machine learning, survival analysis, reliability statistics, visualization, software engineering, and data architecture including instrumentation and data pipelines.

I’m a huge supporter of the free software movement and very grateful that I get to work in an unparalleled time of sharing.

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