Sheldon Lavin is the CEO and President at OSI Group, LLC. He chairs the Board of Directors of OSI International Foods Ltd. OSI Group is the most extensive global-ready, value-added food supplier. They mainly deal with food production and development, supply chain management, and distribution throughout the world. He had a dream of operating a successful business of his own. To facilitate this dream, he studied accounting and finance from a prestigious, reputable university. Sheldon Lavin attained in-depth knowledge of the industry due to his financial involvement in the financing of the first Otto & Sons company.
This is the original meat processing firm that was established by Kolschowsky in West Chicago. The company was later rebranded from Otto & Sons to OSI Group after it merged with McDonald’s. Under his expertise leadership, Sheldon Lavin has overseen a significant development of the company from a retail meat shop to an internationally recognized company. The company operates in over 17 countries, serving from over 70 facilities. When asked about how he facilitated the growth of OSI Group to its current state, Sheldon Lavin said that the company, unlike other typical companies, is an entrepreneurial company with rules, strategies, levels of leadership, financial budgets, and a culture.
The firm is built on a strong cultural foundation, making it operate like a family, where every employee has a way to air his unique ideas. The company appreciates every member for his contribution towards its success. At work, everybody is equal to each other. The uniformity is seen by how they spend their lunchtime in the corporate office and how they address each other by the first names, that is including the CEO, whose first name is Sheldon or Shelly. The company is not only concerned by the welfare of the employees only but also their families’ too. Apart from the success in the enterprise, OSI Group also takes part in philanthropic moves to help the society. The vision of Sheldon Lavin for the company is to make sure that its growth this consistent. The vision of the organisation is to be the most significant global food producer.