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After a strong end in Q4, Astute continues customer growth and organizational expansion.

Astute Solutions, makers of intelligent consumer engagement software, closed out 2017 on a strong note, adding new logos and gaining entry into new verticals. The new wins expand Astute's footprint both coast to coast, and abroad. Included in the strong quarter was the adoption of their newest product, Astute BotTM, by multiple customers in the financial services industries, a growing vertical for the company.

The strong quarter and momentum heading into the new year has also led to additions to the Astute executive team. John D'Andrea has joined Astute and will serve as Chief Financial Officer, bringing with him 20 years of financial expertise. Also joining the leadership team is Scott Williams, who will serve as Senior Vice President of North American Sales. Williams has had over 15 years of sales leadership with companies such as IBM and Twilio. Both will join the company's headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.

Astute is also expanding their international leadership team. Joining the company's European headquarters in Amsterdam is Philippe Schulz, who will serve as Vice President of Customer Operations in EMEA. Schulz joins Astute after spending 15 years at Oracle where he held senior management positions in Consulting Sales and Customer Care in Europe. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Professional Services at Aurea Software.

"2017 was a good year for us, we added several new customers in new industries and continued to expand our teams globally," said President Ray Carey. "These additions will be key for our leadership team as we continue to execute our long-term growth and customer success strategy."

Astute Solutions builds intelligent software solutions for the world's best brands, enhancing engagement with their customer communities by contextually blending human and artificial intelligence. Astute's technology enables companies to provide more efficient customer service, protect their brands, and increase customer loyalty.

This press release originally appeared on BusinessWire.