Success never comes easy, which means that one requires to be dedicated, hardworking and innovative in order to achieve it. This explains the journey that Sheldon Lavin had to undergo in order to be as successful as he is. He is the CEO of the respected food products company, the OSI Group. His great experience in the food industry spans over a period of over 40 years. He came from a financial background where he has over time successfully transitioned to leading this great food products company.
Lavin started building his great experience in the food products industry when in the year 1970, he was able to arrange for Otto & Sons financing. This company was at the time supplying hamburgers to the reputable McDonalds Corporation. Sheldon Lavin worked closely with this company until it had a steady growth curve. The retirement of Mr. Otto from the company due to old age gave Sheldon Lavin a chance at being a partner at the company together with Otto’s sons. His great financial knowledge ensured that this company could now be able to secure enough funds to be able to smoothly run its operations.
Otto & Sons would later change its name to OSI Group, where under Sheldon Lavin’s able leadership the company grew into a global force. This has seen the company establish in many countries and employ many people. The main secret of this great company’s success has been its ability to listen to its clients and thereby offer custom solutions to their food product’s needs. Sheldon has inspired his employees to remain committed to the mission of the company, which has seen it grow by exponential levels.
Even at old age, Sheldon Lavin has stuck to the company’s mission of providing great food products to varied clients all over the world. He has taken total control of the company as the Otto sons sold their shareholding to him. He continues to push for the growth of this great company as they also provide their clientele with high quality products. Sheldon Lavin is a selfless entrepreneur who has always given back to the society. This has seen him contribute to many charities such as Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, the Inner-City Foundation of Chicago, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Evans Scholarship Fun. This is what places Sheldon a notch higher that every other entrepreneur out there.