The ever growing business world is today flocking with young business persons who hope to make a change through the different products they will bring to the market. However, most of these enterprise leaders will not achieve their dreams due to lack of skills managerial capabilities. To reduce the risk of failing, upcoming entrepreneurs should study and pay considerable attention to the wits of the renowned chief executives in the world. Sheldon Lavin is among the most successful CEOs whose professionalism has enabled him to build conglomerates.
Sheldon Lavin is a man with a business portfolio worth everyone’s admiration. He currently serves as the chairman of the board as well as the chief executive officer of OSI Group. OSI Group is a globally recognized provider of meat-processing and meat-packing services. The global meat market has not been doing well in North America and Europe, but Lavin and OSI are breaking the barriers. Sheldon believes that he is a global citizen and thus he invests the company’s resources in all areas across the globe. With his growing success, Sheldon Lavin continues to inspire many upcoming entrepreneurs.
Sheldon Lavin first stint in the meat industry was about four decades ago. Otto & Sons wanted financing to build a meat processor so that they could be able to supply meat to global restaurant giant, McDonald’s. At that time Sheldon Lavin was a banker, and he arranged for the financing deal. After the transaction, Sheldon became a partner, and OSI Group was born. After the retirement of the company’s founder, Sheldon agreed to join the sons of the founder and work for OSI on a full-time basis.
The growth of OSI Group started with expansion into the unexplored markets of Europe and North America. Afterward, the development shifted to South America and Taiwan and later to South Africa, the Philippines, Japan, and Australia. As time went by, Sheldon Lavin continued to increase his stake in the company and by early 90s’, he had full control of the conglomerate. Today, OSI Group operates in 16 countries with over 60 plants.
Sheldon Lavin is not only recognized for business accomplishments but also for his philanthropic endeavors. He frequently donates a significant amount of his money to the Ronald McDonald House Foundation. The foundation is actively involved in providing social amenities and housing facilities to families that are struggling with serious diseases. He continues to support families and communities across the globe.