When it comes to listing innovative leaders, Sheldon Lavin’s name always occupies the top spots. This is because, in the past fifty years, Sheldon has done nothing but broaden the horizons of OSI group. For instance, by spearheading the acquisition of Baho Food, Flagship Europe and several other assets, Lavin has enabled the firm to expand its territories in other parts of the world, thereby inching a step closer to the firm’s primary goal of becoming a global food processing company.
Sheldon Lavin joined OSI group about half a century ago, and since then he has been an integral part of the firm’s operations. Before OSI, Sheldon was deeply involved with the finance sector and owned a lucrative consultant firm, but he saw the chance to join OSI as an opportunity to grow himself. He currently serves as the group’s chief executive officer and under his belt, he has achieved significant milestones. For instance, he joined OSI when it was still a small meat butchery serving Chicago residents but thanks to remarkable development and financial strategies, OSI group now has branches in seventeen countries and is an income generator for more than twenty thousand people.
An in-depth look at Sheldon Lavin’s journey to glory
As mentioned earlier, Sheldon Lavin joined OSI group about four to five decades ago when it was still known as Otto& Sons. Initially, he used to work out the firm’s financials, but his effectiveness in ensuring that everything is in check when it comes to numbers saw him being appointed partner in 1975 after the founding father, Otto Kochowlsky retired. Soon, he became a full-time member and ever since he has been one of the primary sources of OSI’s successes.
Working together with the two brothers, Sheldon Lavin saw the company during its baby steps to success. It began broadening its horizons by moving North and then to Europe during the early 1970’s. A decade later, it had established a strong presence not only in the mentioned regions but also surpassed the continental borders by setting up branches in Asia, Africa, and Australia. Seeing his dedication and that he had what it takes to steer the company to success, the two brothers retired leaving him in full control. Looking at the progress that OSI group has now, there is no doubt that the brothers made a good decision.
Besides business, Sheldon Lavin understands the essence of the community in any firm’s growth. It is in respect to this that he is an avid giver and contributes to various charities. Some of these include the Jewish United Fund, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, Ronald McDonald house charities among many others. Due to his excellent leadership, Sheldon has been recognized and awarded multiple times, and he is the proud recipient of esteemed accolades such As the global visionary award.