Ohio IT firm relocates national HQ to Tampa

February 8, 2016

Margie Manning | Tampa Bay Business Journal
Cohesion, an IT consulting and staffing firm, will relocate its national headquarters to Tampa.
The company will bring new jobs with its relocation, the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. said. Gov. Rick Scott will be at the EDC on Monday afternoon to announce details.
The Tampa Hillsborough EDC has been working to bring corporate headquarters to the area; they often bring higher paychecks and philanthropic and civic engagement, in addition to jobs.
Cohesion, previously headquartered in Cincinnati, has 150 IT consultants serving seven industries — insurance, finance, government, retail, publishing, communications and health care. Its Fortune 1000 clients include Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), Kroger (NYSE: KR), Fifth Third Bank (NASDAQ: FITB), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), CNN and Verizon (NYSE: VZ), according to its website.
The company is privately owned by John Larson, president of sales and marketing, and John Owens, president of finance and operations.
Owens was recognized in 2012 by sister publication Cincinnati Business Courieras a “40 under 40” winner. That same year, Cohesion was one of the Business Courier’s “Best Places to Work” finalists.