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Best-in-class quantitative analysis aimed at creating precision in player acquisition and roster management in the NFL.
Our vision is to bring NFL front offices even further into the digital age, helping them systematize all their operations to make smarter and more efficient decisions.

who we are

Founded in January 2022 by Jack and Paul Tudor Jones, SumerSports is a state-of-the-art company dedicated to roster optimization in the NFL.

After years of co-managing a fantasy football team and perennially missing the finals, Jack and Paul decided to create a roster optimizer to make better and more informed decisions. When they realized the unique value and capability of their product, they transitioned from fantasy to reality.

SumerSports is a collection of executives, engineers, data scientists, and visionaries from the industries of sports, finance, tech, and defense, all with a passion for solving difficult problems and a proven record of success.

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Paul Jones

Co-Founder & Chairman

Paul is the Founder, Co-Chairman, and Chief Investment Officer of Tudor Investment Corporation (TIC), which he formed in 1980. TIC is a leading hedge fund specializing in discretionary macro trading as well as model-driven and systematic in...

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Mikael Andren

Board Member

Mikael is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Paul Tudor Jones II Family Office and related entities. The Family Office works closely with its Principals in managing the Family’s investments, real assets, and philanthropic acti...

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Victor Calaba

Board Member

Victor is a Managing Director at Tudor Investment Corporation, a global alternative investment management firm where he has worked since 2003. Victor focuses on the firm’s private and strategic investments. He is a Chartered Financial Analy...

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Thomas Dimitroff

CEO

Thomas served as the General Manager of the Atlanta Falcons from 2008 to 2020. Prior to joining the Falcons in 2008, Thomas was with the New England Patriots for six years. While at the Patriots, Thomas held the role of National Scout ...

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Jack Jones

Co-Founder & COO

Jack received a B.S. in Human Biology from Stanford University in 2019. He is currently enrolled at the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences pursuing his Master’s in Data Science. Jack is a member of the Robin Hood Foundation, a co...

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Eric Eager

VP of Research and Development

Eric is a former college football player who received his Ph.D. in mathematical biology from the University of Nebraska in 2012. Prior to joining SumerSports he was at PFF from 2015-2022, running research and development there for the past ...

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Chad Mills

VP of Product

Chad received a B.A. from Amherst College in 2004 and later studied mathematics at Columbia University and the City College of New York. He has worked as an independent consultant since 2007, offering expertise in statistics and data scienc...

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Christa Hayes

VP of Engineering

Christa worked with the Carolina Panthers from 2011 to 2022. At Carolina she managed a team responsible for writing and maintaining a suite of internal football applications that supported front office personnel in their daily work. She als...

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Paul Sabin

VP of Football Analytics

Paul was a leader on ESPN’s analytics team from 2015 to 2022 and is currently an adjunct professor of Statistics at Virginia Tech. He was the lead for many of ESPN’s proprietary metrics in football and basketball, in addition to publishing ...

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Scott Nestler

Principal Data Scientist

Scott was previously the Academic Director for the M.S. in Business Analytics program at Notre Dame, where he led the Sports Analytics Club. He remains affiliated with ND as an adjunct professor of Business Analytics. He is co-author of ‘Ma...

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Jessica Dietrich

Senior Software Engineer

Jessica served as the Lead Football Systems Developer at the Atlanta Falcons from 2015 to 2022. While working with the Falcons, she was the primary developer on their football systems team, creating applications for the General Manager, sco...

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Andrew Bernhagen

Staff Software Engineer

Andy is a software engineer with extensive experience in the financial, engineering, architecture, and management industries. He began his career working at a large insurance company across several product lines and most recently was a foun...

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Paul Sauer

Staff Software Engineer

Paul has been a founding engineer at three startups ranging from defense systems to personal finance. Most recently he served as the Lead iOS/Android engineer for the launch of the Zip US app and scaled it to millions of customers in its fi...

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Adam Vonder Haar

Senior Data Scientist

Adam previously spent three seasons with the Dallas Cowboys as a data scientist in the Football Research Department, building analytical models to support coaching and scouting. He was a finalist in the inaugural NFL Big Data Bowl in 2019. ...

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Pavel Vabishchevich

Data Scientist

Pavel has a decade of R&D experience using machine learning to solve challenging problems in audio and speech signal processing. His passion for sports led him to apply his skillset to football data, and he competed in two NFL Big Data Bowl...

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Udit Ranasaria

Data Engineer

Udit worked as a Software Engineer at Microsoft after graduating from Carnegie Mellon. While at Microsoft, Udit published a finalist Big Data Bowl Project, which landed him a research role at the Cleveland Browns. Udit resides in Seatt...

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Andrew Nemiroff

IT Infrastructure Support Technician

Andrew is a South Florida native who completed his B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Management Information Systems at Florida Atlantic University. Andrew comes to us from the healthcare industry, where he ensured the I.T. departments followed...

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Sean Clement

Principal Football Analytics Consultant

Sean has served as an Analytics Consultant for the Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, and Cincinnati Reds. He has extensive experience developing player evaluation models using tracking data, scout grades, and outside data sources to improve...

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Ian Barnett

Analytics Consultant

Ian is currently an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania. After earning his B.S. at Stanford University in 2010, Ian went on to obtain his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2014. After spending the past deca...

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Christopher Long

Optimization Consultant

Christopher is the Chief Data Scientist at Headlamp Software, a company that applies its Causal Analytics technology to solve challenges across a variety of industries. Before joining Headlamp Software, Christopher worked as a data scientis...

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what we do

Our company is named after Sumer, the ancient Mesopotamian culture widely regarded as the first to use numbers to measure things. It transformed civilization.

We help front office management approach player evaluation and selection through a comprehensive system that computes all team knowledge into a series of numbers. These numbers are objectively measured and analyzed within a Modern Portfolio Theory framework to optimize for the best player selection and management practices.

Winning in the NFL is about fielding the best roster possible. It is about devising a game plan within all the constraints a football season presents—salary cap, injuries, 53 fixed roster spots—and assembling the best talent you can acquire given the specific schemes you have devised. SumerSports helps teams do just that with conviction and transparency. We help clubs organize, standardize, and analyze the profusion of information they already collect internally, and we supply ancillary analysis to help sort information quickly and streamline roster management operations.

contact us

Email us at info@sumersports.com

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