Sheldon Lavin, at age 81 is the CEO of OSI group. Mr. Lavin has a degree in finance and accounting. He received various awards from several business activities, he initially was running a financial consulting company before joining OSI Company that is in 1971. His firm was mainly working with food companies and advising them on how to acquire funding and how to manage these funds.
Through cooperation with this food companies, Mr. Lavin was given the opportunity to join OSI group where he was able to acquire 50% stake at the company and thus became the major shareholder and later on he was able to reach 100% of the company’s shares. As the CEO Sheldon Lavin has managed to propel the company to greater heights which were previously owned by a family. The company has managed to cross borders and is now present in 17 countries with over 40,000 employees in their 70 facilities. Sheldon Lavin also acknowledges the importance of modern technology and internet to businesses and through keeping up with the currents trends he has been able to keep the company relevant over the years.
With $6billion in revenues, the company has managed to be one of the top organization the under the management of Mr. Sheldon. His main aim was to make the facilities world-class with top class services. In an interview with Mr. Sheldon stated that he was able to take the company to greater height because of his management and the strict rules together with strategies he has put in place for employees. He ensures that the financing of the company is well managed with budgeting being limited. He, however, he says he is open to suggestions from his employees.
As the CEO of the OSI, Mr. Lavin has received various awards. In 2016 he received the global visionary award in India. The award was presented to him because of his contribution to humanity by assisting individuals in achieving their dreams. He also received a lifetime achievement award offered by RSM US LLP due to his service provision to the Chicago community.
Mr. Lavin is also involved in charity especially through the Ronald McDonald House Charity, United Negro College Fund, and Evans Scholarship Fund not to mention others. Through his contributions to these charities, a lot of people have been able to achieve their educational dreams. Sheldon Lavin believes in humility and working smart and from these virtues, he has been able to achieve a lot throughout his life.