Sheldon Lavin is the visionary chairman and CEO of OSI Group LLC, a multinational meat processing company. OSI Group became operational in 1909, under the name Otto & Sons. The company was then a small butcher shop, based in Illinois that served a few hundred people in the region. During this time, Otto & Sons needed investment counsel and as fate would have it, they found Sheldon as their investment manager. He helped the company achieve their financial goals and continued working alongside them until they decided he was more beneficial to them as a partner than an external advisor.
Sheldon had long worked in the finance investments sector for many years. He is a prolific counsellor when it comes to finance. His intellectual capability and his experience in finance has helped him transform OSI Group from a regional company to number 58 in the Forbes largest privately owned entities in the country.
Before joining the company, Sheldon had a dream of always establishing his own firm. When the opportunity came by, he was ready to take OSI Group into greater heights. He has since spearheaded various alliances and partnerships which have brought great success to the company. One of his greatest achievements in the company was to establish partnership with McDonald, the acquisition of Baho Food and attaining the Flagship Europe. All these led to the expansion of OSI Group to Europe, Taiwan, China and several other countries in the world.
Sheldon Lavin has attributed his success to smart leadership. His leadership entails building and nurturing his employees’ talents and being a good listener. In various interviews, Sheldon has revealed that his office door is always open to anyone with suggestions, opinions and even critics. He also believes in creating a rapport with his employees, which he reveals is a ticket to customer satisfaction.
Running a multinational company has never altered Sheldon from finding time for charity. In fact, he encourages his employees to give back to the community regardless of what they have. He is well known for his generous contribution in Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Risj University Medical Centre
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