St. Norbert taps Emmy-winning alumnus to deliver commencement address

Dave Habiger was Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011.
Dave Habiger was Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011. | File photo

St. Norbert College alumnus Dave Habiger has been chosen to speak at the college's commencement ceremony on May 15.

Habiger is the CEO of construction collaboration solutions provider Textura, as well as a senior adviser to Silver Lake Partners and a venture partner at Pritzker Group. He is also a member of numerous public and private boards.

After graduating from St. Norbert College with a bachelor's degree in business media in 1991, Habiger founded the media production company Providence Productions. He went on to become the CEO of Sonic Solutions, where he helped launch new multiple media formats. This led to the computer software company being awarded an Emmy for its contributions to the television industry and becoming one of the world's largest providers of premium movies and television shows through the web and consumer electronic devices.

Habiger was named one of Corporate Leader Magazine's 40 under 40 business leaders in 2008 and Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011.

In addition to delivering the commencement address, Habiger will also be given the President's Medal from St. Norbert College. The commencement ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. on St. Norbert College's De Pere campus.

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