CHICAGO, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Textura Corporation, the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced today the appointment of Edward K. Chandler to its Board of Directors. An active investor in early stage software technology ventures, Chandler serves as the director of a number of notable technology companies. He manages Longboat Partners and is the founder and Managing Director of Portage Ventures, which manages Portage Venture Funds, the Graystone Venture Fund and the Draper Fisher Jurvetson Portage Fund.
"Ed has a well known track record helping a broad range of technology and software companies achieve significant growth," said Patrick Allin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Textura Corporation. He has a widely regarded ability to identify innovative technologies that have changed how industries operate. I am confident that Ed's experience will be invaluable to Textura as we continue to expand our product offerings and industry partnerships. We are extremely pleased to have Ed join our Board of Directors."
"Textura's creative use of Internet-based technology to eliminate manual, paper-laden processes has helped bring new levels of efficiency and improved risk management to the construction industry," said Chandler. "This technology has the ability to dramatically elevate the productivity of the entire industry. I'm excited to work closely with the team at Textura as they continue to develop ground-breaking solutions."
Chandler holds an MBA from Harvard University, where he graduated with High Distinction as a Baker Scholar in 1984. He earned a BA in economics, magna cum laude, from Yale University in 1980. Chandler has served as an officer and director of several non-profit organizations, including The Wetlands Initiative, the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Lake Forest Country Day School and Lake Forest Open Lands Association. He is a Trustee of the Otho Sprague Memorial Institute, a granting foundation which conceives and supports innovative nonprofit programs in medical research and care.
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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
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