Vista Analytics Continues to Build Team Through Strategic Hires

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Steve Ramey, Partner, and Yihua Shi Aste, Data Scientist, Join The Firm

Vista Analytics is pleased to announce the addition of two key hires:  Steve Ramey and Yihua Shi Astle. Ramey, formerly a Director at Navigant Consulting joins Vista as a Partner, while Shi Astle, formerly of Fannie Mae and Gannett, joins Vista as a Data Scientist.  Ramey and Shi Astle bring with them to Vista a combination of years of experience in computer forensics, as well as, advanced expertise in econometrics and statistics.
Steve Ramey brings 13 years of progressive experience in computer forensics, cyber response, and database management.  He has been employed by two of the Big Four accounting firms, and was a key player in what has been broadly accepted as the largest computer forensics project in civil litigation.  In speaking on his new position at Vista, Ramey said, “Although Vista is a relatively new organization I have known the principals for many years.  Their goal of applying cutting edge technology and process to solve what had been considered intractable problems is exactly what this market needs.”  Ramey recently received his Executive MBA from Fordham and will split his time between offices in New York and Washington, D.C.
Yihua Shi Astle brings advanced skills in data management, statistics and econometrics to Vista.  Shi Astle worked under the modeling and analytics team at Fannie Mae and Gannett, where she provided expertise on statistical inference and modeling for key stakeholders in the business. Shi Astle has advanced degrees in Quantitative Methods from the University of California, San Diego.  At UCSD she was a Larry Robinson Research Fellow and graduated first in her class.   Shi Astle’s focus at Vista will be in the statistical validation of Vista’s machine learning initiatives, along with various data management activities.  Said Yihua, “Most important to me was working for a firm that supports advanced technologies and is willing to allow a great deal of independence in the design and creation of the work product.  Vista has a small firm culture with the support and investment of much larger technology firms.”
Co-managing Partner of Vista, Michael Faraci reflected on these hires.  “For all organizations but especially new organizations the key to success is hiring the right people and giving them the tools and independence to push the envelope.  We believe, strongly, that Steve and Yihua bring exactly the right skills, the right work ethic and are perfect cultural fits for Vista.”

About Vista Analytics
Vista Analytics opened in 2016 to provide advanced technologies in electronic discovery (eDiscovery). A client-based and flexible firm, Vista Analytics looks beyond existing technologies that too frequently have resulted in expensive and error-prone results. Using a team of technology experts with advanced degrees in artificial intelligence, econometrics and computer science, the firm is well-positioned to assist law firms and clients through the complex task of assembling documents for complex disputes and litigation. Vista Analytics can be reached at (202) 808-2286 or through its website,

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