About SafeSeating Solutions

SafeSeating Solutions was founded in June 2020 when the founders recognized a need for modeling support to college athletics departments, professional sports teams, and other organizations operating large venues.

 

“You make the best decisions you can with the information that’s in front of you, then you adapt and adjust from there.”

~ Eric George, Deputy AD, Mississippi State

(in USA Today Article, May 13, 2020)

In the Media

Notre Dame Magazine

An Elaborate Game Plan

ND Works

Finding a seat: 2 business profs and a grad student built an app to help sports venues with physical distancing

Business of College Sports

A Seating Solution for Reduced Capacity

The Athletic

Inside Notre Dame’s analytics-heavy solution to socially distancing its stadium

Scott Nestler
Managing Partner

Scott Nestler is an Associate Teaching Professor in the IT, Analytics, and Operations Department in the Mendoza College of Business, at the University of Notre Dame, where he also serves as the Academic Director of the MS in Business Analytics program. He earned a Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is a Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) and an Accredited Professional Statistician (PStat).

Seth Berry
Partner; Chief Scientist

Seth Berry is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the IT, Analytics, and Operations Department in the Mendoza College of Business, at the University of Notre Dame. Since starting at ND in 2012, Seth has enjoyed a few different roles, such as survey methodologist and data scientist. He earned his Ph.D. in Applied Experimental Psychology, but decided teaching Business students statistical programming was more fun.

Joe Jenkins
Partner; UX Designer

Joe Jenkins is a Partner and UX Designer of SafeSeating Solutions.  Currently, he is an MBA student at the Mendoza College of Business, at the University of Notre Dame. Previously, he received his Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), also at Notre Dame; and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Rochester.

Providing venue managers with optimal seating arrangements, given social distancing and capacity constraints.