Thru Shivakumar

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Cohesion

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.
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