2023 Distinguished Alumni

Mr. Robert Habibi ('81,'83)


Robert Habibi

B.S. Computer Science

M.B.A. Business Administration

CEO & Founder, Global Focus, LLC

After graduating from Texas State with a degree in computer science in 1981, Robert Habibi began teaching at McCoy College of Business while obtaining his Master of Business Administration.

In 1983 and after receiving his MBA, he began his professional career at Burroughs Corp (Unisys) for the remainder of the 1980s. While at Burroughs Corps, Habibi earned numerous business awards and paved the way for his next move with Sun Microsystems in Silicon Valley. After 2000, he assumed various senior leadership roles in running public and private companies, including several start-ups. During this time, Habibi developed a reputation as the "turn-around executive," restructuring unprofitable business units of public companies or re-launching small and promising technology companies to reach their potential.

Currently, Habibi spends most of his time with global causes he cares about greatly, including children's education, helping incarcerated individuals start their ventures, the environment, and women's rights. He currently serves as CEO and founding partner of Global Focus, LLC.