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.
“Thank you for your commitment and assistance with our 2020 ticketing efforts. Given all the constraints thrown our way, we simply could not have done this without you and your team. We sincerely appreciate your time and talent.”
~ Brian Pracht, Associate Athletic Director, Marketing & Ticketing, Notre Dame Athletics
In the Media
Finding a seat: 2 business profs and a grad student built an app to help sports venues with physical distancing
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 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 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.