Sheldon Lavin is an affluent businessman with about five decades experience in business and leadership. What makes him successful? There is a famous saying that goes if you don’t plan then you plan to fail. Planning ahead and making decisions that will improve a business situation in the future is the secret to his years of success in the business world. Lavin’s advice to entrepreneurs is to surround themselves and listen to smart people.
Humility is another attribute that distinguishes him from many international executives. He believes in trusting and learning from the employees and colleagues. It is this trait that has become an OSI Group culture of treating every person in the company as a family. The company cares and treasures not just the employees but also their families. Many workers in the company have ended up working there for many years.
Success journey at OSI Group
Sheldon Lavin’s education background is in finance and accounting and hence inclination to financial consultation. As a financial consultant, he got the chance to work with Otto &Sons who needed funding for the expansion of their business. He has always had a desire to help companies get funding and accomplish their goals and therefore, he did everything to help the company. The company was to later contract him as the company’s financial consultant and later on he became a partner.
After Lavin purchased some equity, Otto & Sons transitioned to OSI Group. Lavin has helped to build the company into what it is now, the leading protein distributor in the world. Under his leadership, the company has expanded and it now has 80 facilities that are in over ten countries. Currently, he is the CEO and Chairman of OSI Group LLC and the president of OSI International Foods Limited. OSI’s Sheldon Lavin Receives Global Visionary Award
A man with many hats
Other than being an international executive, Lavin is an investor who believes that one requires money to make money. He is an ardent investor in financial markets, EFTs, and mutual funds. The philanthropist funds many organizations which includes Evans Scholarship Fund, Jewish United Fund, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Robert McDonalds House Charities. OSI Group’s Global Expansion Progresses Swiftly
Sheldon Lavin has been recognized for creating jobs worldwide through the Global Visionary Award in 2016. The award appreciates individuals who contribute positively to the mankind by persisting to achieve their dreams. He was also awarded Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 for his commitment and contribution to the Chicago Business Community. Lavin is indeed a role model to many entrepreneurs and business leaders across the globe. OSI acquires UK’s Flagship Europe