3 things you didn't know about Thru

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

Thru Shivakumar

Co-Founder

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.

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