Mr. Philip Jaurigue began his career in the private industry supporting Navy shipbuilding and aircraft programs. In 1989 he founded Sabre Systems, Inc. and has served as CEO since its inception. Mr. Jaurigue provides strategic business leadership to drive the direction, stability, and growth of Sabre. Under his guidance and leadership, Sabre has grown into a highly successful technology and engineering services company.
In addition to his role on the Board of Directors at the Kimmel Center, Mr. Jaurigue is also a board member for several organizations including: The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), The Free Library of Philadelphia, Liguori Academy, The Kaitlin Murphy Foundation, and previously the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia. He is also the current chair of the Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART) organization, which supports research and development as well as technology-based opportunities in the Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania region. And additionally, serves on the Dean’s Council of the Fox School of Business of Temple University. He previously served as president of the Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia and the Philadelphia 100 Alumni Association. Mr. Jaurigue is a frequently scheduled speaker at Philadelphia area universities and is also a regular co-host on the Executive Leaders Radio program in both Washington, DC, and Philadelphia.
Under Mr. Jaurigue’s leadership, Sabre was recognized for its longstanding history of growth and was inducted into the Philadelphia 100® Hall of Fame as its inaugural member. His commitment to exhibiting the entrepreneurial spirit earned him the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award for IT Solutions. In recognition of his leadership role in the Delaware Valley, the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League invited Mr. Jaurigue to its ownership group.
Mr. Jaurigue is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Temple University in Computer Information Sciences.