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Dave Habiger Named Commencement Speaker at St. Norbert College

From St. Norbert College, January 18, 2016
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College has announced that Dave Habiger will be its commencement speaker on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. on the college's De Pere campus. Habiger will also receive the President's Medal from the college.

Habiger received his bachelor's degree from St. Norbert College in 1991, and obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago. He's gone on to have an impressive career in entertainment technology and has done a great deal to shape how we live today.

Habiger is currently CEO at Textura (NYSE:TXTR), a leading software provider of collaboration, productivity and payment solutions. He is also senior advisor at Silver Lake Partners and a venture partner with the Pritzker Group.

Habiger began his career as a founder of Providence Productions, a media production company. He later began working with the founding members of Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC) where he would become president and CEO. At Sonic, Habiger leveraged his relationship with Hollywood studios to help move the industry from DVD distribution to web and consumer electronics delivery of movies and television. Sonic won an Emmy for its contributions to the television industry under Habiger's leadership.

In 2011, Dave took over as CEO of NDS, a 6000-person organization providing software for satellite and cable video distribution. NDS was acquired by Cisco shortly after its registration for IPO on the NYSE.

In 2008, Habiger was chosen as one of the Corporate Leader Magazine's 40- under-40 business leaders. The Hollywood Reporter chose him as one of 2010's Digital Power 50, and in 2011 he was chosen as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

He serves on a number of prestigious public company and private boards. Habiger is a director at the not-for-profit Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), which brings entrepreneurial training to students in low-income communities. He is on the advisory board of the University of Chicago Center for Entrepreneurship and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Habiger is also a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).

For more information on St. Norbert College's commencement, go to http://www.snc.edu/commencement/speaker.html.