Success is a journey that has to begin at some place. Sheldon Lavin’s success story is indeed a journey. He began his career over 45 years ago and to this day, investment cannot be a topic without the mention of his name.
He has had tremendous experience in this field. Besides that, he owns a financial consulting firm. Today, Sheldon Lavin is the chief executive officer of OSI Group. Under his leadership, OSI Group has transformed from the old burger supplier to a vendor of food products across the globe. The products are supplied to retail brands as well as a range of food service. As a group, OSI includes OSI Industries, LLC and OSI International Foods, LLC.
The number of persons that OSI has employed is about 20,000 worldwide. Sheldon Lavin happens to be the proudest employee of the company. He has been able to rise in the ranks courtesy of the rich culture of the enterprise. The company holds people so dearly since it acknowledges that the people are the most crucial part of the business. To them, people stir up the success of the company.
It is in the year 1970 that Sheldon Lavin’s journey to the meat industry began. Sheldon Lavin made arrangement for the Otto and Sons which is a predecessor company of OSI Industries. The company had the chance to establish a meat processing facility, but it needed secure funding. Lavin came in handy. He was requested to have an owner position by the bank. He hesitated but later agreed to act as a consultant. He also gave notice to the Otto family that if he would ever be a partner, his financial investment would have the same degree of hold as they had.
Five years down the line, Lavin’s involvement in the Otto and Sons became substantial. He began to eye the overseas investment. Around this period, the McDonald’s asked him to come to full business with them, he agreed to the suggestion. OSI Group expanded in North America, and it extended to South America and Taiwan. He had half controlling interest by then. Today, he has 100 percent voting power.