Cohesion Welcomes New Member to the Board of Directors

DEC. 17, 2020

SaaS Executive Dan Dal Degan joins Patricia Goh, Raj Gupta, Steven Koch, and Thru Shivakumar to serve on Cohesion’s Board of Directors

CHICAGO (December 17, 2020) – Cohesion, an early-stage smart building SaaS company, announced today that Dan Dal Degan (DDD), Operating Executive at Marlin Equity Partners, has joined its Board of Directors. DDD has an extensive track record of driving accelerated revenue growth at several software companies including Salesforce, Siebel Systems, and Oracle. Most recently, as CEO of SpringCM in Chicago, DDD led the acquisition by DocuSign in August 2018 for $270M.

DDD joins four sitting board members: Patricia Goh, Raj Gupta, Steven Koch, and Thru Shivakumar.

Patricia Goh is the EVP, Head of Group Investment for Frasers Property Limited. She has over 15 years of wide-ranging experience in the real estate industry and knowledge in various markets.

Raj Gupta is Executive Chairman of ESD. He brings more than three decades of commercial real estate industry experience from leading ESD’s mission to improve society through the built environment.

Steven Koch most recently served as the Co-Executive Chairman and interim Chief Executive Officer of Motivate, a leading bike share company in North America. He has a long history of civic engagement and has significant experience with global mergers and acquisitions, having advised landmark transactions that comprised more than $1 trillion of transactions.

Thru Shivakumar is the CEO and Co-Founder of Cohesion. She has over 15 years of experience in real estate and infrastructure holding positions across finance, business strategy, M&A, entrepreneurship and business development.

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About Cohesion
Cohesion’s IoT-enabled platform integrates building systems, streamlines operations, and connects tenants and operators to deliver actionable insights. Cohesion allows for real estate operators to make their properties “smart” to enhance the tenant experience, while also creating cost efficiencies. Founded in August 2018 and headquartered in Chicago, Cohesion is a spin-off venture of ESD, a leading Chicago-based global engineering design firm at the forefront of next generation building design. For more information, visit and follow @CohesionIB.

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