DataCamp, which hosts online data science courses, said that an unnamed exec made “uninvited physical contact” with an employee; sources say the exec is the CEO (Paige Leskin/Business Insider)


DataCamp, a startup that runs data science courses, disclosed in an April blog post that an unnamed DataCamp executive made “uninvited physical contact” with an employee back in October 2017 and that the company had taken “corrective actions” after learning of the behavior, which it described as “inappropriate.” DataCamp course instructor Os Keyes and two sources familiar with the matter told Business Insider that the executive the company does not identify in the blog post is DataCamp’s cofounder and CEO Jonathan Cornelissen. DataCamp declined to comment on the identity of the executive in question or specify if their role had changed, but it said it “conducted a thorough investigation and took actions we believe were necessary and appropriate,” and that “as a matter of policy, we do not disclose details on matters like this, to protect the privacy of the individuals involved.” “We do not retaliate against employees, contractors or instructors or other members of our community, under any circumstances, for reporting concerns about behavior or conduct,” DataCamp told Business Insider. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The data science community is reeling after data science learning startup DataCamp penned a blog post acknowledging that an unnamed company executive