Thru A. Shivakumar

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Thru is responsible for leading the company to align and execute its strategic vision as well as deliver shareholder value.

Thru has 15+ years of experience in private, public, and civic sectors of the economy holding positions across finance, business strategy, M&A, entrepreneurship and business development. Prior to COHESION, Thru held roles at Hyatt, GE Real Estate, Green Courte Partners, World Business Chicago, and GCM Grosvenor. Additionally, Thru is a passionate entrepreneur and is the founding board member of Current, a water technology accelerator focused on advanced research and market-driven innovations.

Thru holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Finance from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Thru serves on the boards of Current and Working in the Schools (WITS), a Chicago based literacy non-profit. She is also passionate about staying active, traveling, and cooking.

1) One of her first high school summer jobs was working at a glow stick warehouse and distributor.

2) She once won a 200-person charity poker tournament where she was the only female player.

3) She wanted to be a marine biologist when she was younger, but has now settled on whale watching and chasing dolphins when she can

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