Sheldon Lavin is the chief executive officer and chairman of OSI Group. He is a financial consultant who has been in the company for the last 40 years and had a lot of experience in the food industry. The company has been ranked as one of the leading private companies in the United States. It has a total turnover of more than $6 billion which makes it the largest private employers. It is said to be the largest employers because of its ability to employ more than 20,000 employees across all their facilities. This is one of the most considerable achievements.
Sheldon’s Career Background
Sheldon Lavin has been able to witness a lot of developments since he was young. The food supplier has a fascinating history and has been able to live his entire life trying to improve his situation. He was a very hard working professional who owned a consultancy firm in the United States. That is how he got a chance to visit the OSI Group in 1970. He was working as a financial consultant when the company needed to upgrade and wanted some consultancy regarding financing. They were very optimistic about expansion and adding more facilities but had no adequate finances to help them.
The finance graduate went on to tackle the company’s problems which by then was called Otto & Sons. He offered professional advice which left their competitors amazed. They were able to secure financing from some of the most prominent institutions across the globe. The funding enabled them to meet the demands by the McDonalds to supply hamburgers.
The contract enabled them to grow in size and thus making to change their name to OSI Group. It was during that period when the chief executive officer and the founder wanted to quit. He approached Mr. Sheldon Lavin to help him work together with his sons for the realization of his company’s goals. At first, he was hesitant to join the movement but later understood the company’s policies and managed to enter the management team on a full-time basis.
Sheldon Lavin was able to play significant roles towards helping the company penetrate across borders. His consultation was the critical driver towards their success. He worked with a team of experts that understands consumers tastes and which enabled them to develop new facilities with ease. This is return helped them to open over 65 facilities in 17 countries.