CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Textura Corporation, the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced today the appointment of Dave Habiger to its Board of Directors. Mr. Habiger most recently was Chief Executive Officer of NDS Group Ltd., a leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV. NDS was sold to Cisco on August 1, 2012 for approximately $5 billion. Mr. Habiger is a proven leader with over twenty years of experience in building software businesses, expanding international markets, and developing new service lines.
Patrick Allin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Dave's successful tenure at NDS and distinguished career at Sonic Solutions before that demonstrate his leadership skills and deep understanding of what it takes to change an industry. I am confident that Dave's ground-breaking achievements in the use of the Internet for digital media distribution and his experience building businesses will make him a valuable strategic contributor to Textura's Board of Directors."
"As the leading collaboration platform, Textura is poised to benefit from the accelerating adoption of technology in the construction industry and Textura's unique solutions worldwide," commented Habiger. "The construction industry has struggled to become more efficient. Textura's platform is now well established and is helping to create a much more effective and lower risk industry to everyone's benefit. I look forward to working with Pat, the other members of Textura's Board of Directors and Textura's senior management team during this exciting time in the company's history."
Habiger began working with the founding members of Sonic in 1992. He led an industry transformation from DVDs to the distribution of movies and TV shows via the internet. As CEO he led the company as it redefined its core business and established a leadership role as one of the largest global providers of premium movies and TV shows via web connected CE and mobile devices. Sonic was named one of Forbes, Fortune and BusinessWeek's Fastest Growing Companies on multiple occasions.
Habiger was named 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year for The American Business Defense and Advisory Council, and in 2011 was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2008, he was chosen as one of Corporate Leader Magazine's 40 under 40 business leaders, and regularly appears as an industry expert on major media outlets including CNBC, CNN, Fox, The Street.Com and Bloomberg TV. In 2010 Hollywood Reporter chose him as one of their Digital Power 50.
Habiger sits on various public and private boards and is a member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Center for Corporate Innovation. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from St. Norbert College and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Textura is the leading provider of collaboration and productivity tools for the construction industry. Our solutions serve all construction industry professionals across the project lifecycle – from design and pre-qualification to bid management, submittals and payment – on a single, integrated platform.
Textura's collaboration platform and online product suite represent the first time the industry has all the tools needed to manage their business in an integrated fashion to save time and money and reduce exposure to risks. With award winning technology, world-class customer support and consistent growth, Textura is leading the construction industry's technology transformation. www.texturacorp.com
SOURCE Textura Corporation