Sheldon Lavin’s plan was not to get in the meat processing industry; instead, he was actively involved in the banking and finance sector. Mr. Lavin served in the industry for a long period and he even established his finance and consulting firm. Mr. Lavin first got involved with the largest meat processing firm when it was known as Otto &Sons. Back then in 1970, Sheldon Lavin arranged to fund for the meat firm to facilitate the construction and the development of meat processing factory to enable them to deliver meat products such as hamburgers to McDonald’s Corporation. The bank would later advice Lavin to have an ownership position in the meat company but he did not agree because it was not his line of investment. Lavin later agreed to act as a consultant of Otto &Sons.
Sheldon Lavin would later be more involved in the family business in 1975, and later become a partner after the retirement of the firm’s founder. Otto sons requested Lavin to become fully involved in the meat business which he agreed. At the age of 43 years, Mr. Sheldon became a fully involved with then OSI Group and was appointed the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the organization. Ever since he took over the administrative duties of the company, the firm has experienced marvelous expansion. OSI group has grown to become an International supplier of food products to not only McDonald’s but also to retails brands as well as food services.
Sheldon Lavin is a leader who ever since his days in the banking and finance industry has shown positive leadership character, and in the meat industry, he prides himself on managing over 20000 staff of the organization. Lavin has been able to instill a culture which has led to the success of OSI Group. Mr. Lavin has contributed to the growth of OSI Group to other nations among them China, Australia, Japan, India, and the Philippines. After his High School graduation, Sheldon Lavin attended Northwestern University and the University of Illinois where he studied and graduated with accounting and finance and later he joined Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois and graduated with Bachelors of Science Degree in Business. He is not only involved in business, but he is so much activity in the community. Lavin has been a donor at Ronald McDonald House for over 25 years, Sheba Foundation where Sheldon is the President and the Director of the family charity foundation.
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