Monitor foot traffic, dwell times, visit frequency and much more with Waitbot’s crowd monitoring service.
Wait time estimation
Reduce wait times and improve your customer experience with Waitbot’s wait estimation and dissemination services.
Reduce walkouts by allowing your customers to “get in line” from their computer, tablet or Smartphone.
Wait time API
Help your customers better navigate their experience by adding wait time estimates to your Smartphone application.
Get in front of your customers right before a purchasing decision.
Make better staffing and resource allocation decisions with Waitbot’s crowd forecasting service.
- Dave Turner
- Rich Parkinson
- Ouri Wolfson
- Scott Beslow
- Gordon Rosen
- Kevin Scott
- Philip Molfese
- Dave Lambert
- Katie Roberts
- Ashley Catizone
- Nicholas Benson
Chief Executive Officer / Chief Technology Officer
About Dave Turner
Dave is a social entrepreneur with a passion for using big data to solve big societal problems. Dave has spent the past 10+ years building, managing big data products for the financial industry, consulting for non-profits, and launching innovative digital enterprises. Dave has been featured on NPR and BBC and has been consulted by the White House Business Counsel. Dave has a BS in Computer Engineering, and Masters in Business Administration and Public Policy each from the University of Michigan.
Chief Operating Officer
About Rich Parkinson
Rich is a data hawk and strategic thinker focused on helping companies create actionable insights that enhance strategic and operational decision-making. Prior to Waitbot, Rich spent over six years with Deloitte Consulting where he helped Consumer & Industrial Products Companies deploy over $1B in strategic investments using advanced valuation techniques. He also improved finance and customer analytics capabilities through process, technology and operating model changes. Rich has a BS in Finance and Accounting from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Chief Innovation Officer
About Ouri Wolfson
Dr Ouri Wolfson is currently the Richard and Loan Hill Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he directs the Mobile Information Systems Research Center, and the Ph.D. program in Computational Transportation Science. He is also an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He served as a consultant to Argonne National Laboratory, to the US Army Research Laboratories, to NASA, and to DARPA. Wolfson holds seven patents, and authored over 170 peer-reviewed publications. In 2001 he founded Mobitrac (www.mobitrac.com), is a high-tech, venture capital funded company, which was acquired in 2006.
Lead Developer, Barber-Q
About Scott Beslow
Scott is an urban data entrepreneur dedicated to creating greener, more livable cities through software development. Scott has 15+ years of experience building software for Motorola Inc., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a variety of civic organizations. Scott has worked on six sigma development teams, conducted environmental engineering research, managed international development teams, and helped the non-technical build cool apps. Scott has an MS in Environmental Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, and a BA in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Director of Business Development, Plane & Simple
About Gordon Rosen
Gordon’s entrepreneurial endeavors started at the ripe age of 14 when he founded, operated and later sold two successful companies in his hometown of Chesterfield, MO; a yard maintenance company and a disc jockey service. Since the early days, Gordon has spent his professional life building sales teams and leading successful, nationwide sales initiatives across a multitude of business sectors. He is passionate about changing the status quo through innovation and technology. Gordon currently serves at the President of the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Young Professionals Board, a cause very dear to him. Gordon has a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and a minor in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Product Manager, Plane & Simple
About Kevin Scott
Kevin Scott is a management consultant with Slalom Consulting, a national firm focusing in areas of Business and Information Technology. The previous four years Kevin gained industry experience beginning with Accenture managing large scale system implementations with Fortune 100 Healthcare firms. Kevin’s skills specialize in project management, functional business analysis, and financial management. Kevin fills much of his remaining time serving as a Vice President on a junior executive board for the Evans Scholars Foundation – one of the largest privately funded college scholarships in the country. Kevin has a BS in Finance and Economics from Marquette University.
Chief Marketing Officer
About Philip Molfese
Phil is a seasoned entrepreneur with more than 15 years of marketing and public relations experience. Phil has provided innovative and effective strategic consultation to numerous clients including elected officals, Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations and law firms. Phil has a B.A. in Political Science from DePaul University and has completed studies at the Moscow Institute for Advanced Studies, the J.F.K. Special Warfare College and the Ron Brown − Paul Tully Institute for Political Action.
Lead Data Scientist
About Dave Lambert
David Lambert is a former quant programmer for the hedge fund industry who specializes in analytical programming and machine learning. Trained as a Bioengineer, and a programmer since the 7th grade, he worked for a few years in auditory physiology laboratories then moved on to creating exotic option models in the foreign exchange market. After spending several years taking care of his kids, he’s rejoined the workforce as an entrepreneur.
Director of Marketing
About Katie Roberts
Katie is a marketer and product developer who likes to think outside the box when it comes to creating grassroots campaigns and new projects. Before receiving an MBA at Loyola Chicago, Katie worked as a ticket broker on the secondary market and learned all the ins-and-outs of ticket sales.
Social Media Coordinator
About Ashley Catizone
Ashley is part of Waitbot’s marketing team with a focus on social media and event coordination. Ashley’s enthusiasm for creativity and innovation helps generate ideas and opportunities for the team and their users. Ashley has an undergraduate degree in Organizational and Corporate Communications with emphasis in Public Relations. Fun fact: Ashley is also a self-taught baker specializing in cupcakes, cookies and cake pops!
About Nicholas Benson
Nick has a double bachelors degree in economics and finance from DePaul University. He has interests in stock market research and derivatives trading; he hopes to utilize resources in his professional career for the purpose of becoming a serial entrepreneur by trade. His long-term ambitions include finding cost effective ways to stabilize and reduce the costs of secondary education, creating structural reform to the educational system in the city of Chicago and promoting a self-sustaining incentived scholarship program for students of low-income regions of the city. Nick plays the guitar and enjoys classic cars.