Sheldon Lavin is the chairman and CEO of OSI Group, a leading American food production company. He started working with this organization in 1975 when he left a career in the banking industry. He was an experienced banking and an investment executive when he was approached by Otto & Sons, now OSI Group, when they were seeking funds to expand their business operations. Sheldon Lavin was involved in the arrangement of the financing that allowed the company to make significant gains at the time. Due to the important role he played in helping this company, he was offered a stake in the ownership of the company. At first, he declined but offered to remain as a financial consultant for the company.
In 1975, Otto & Sons came back to the bank, this time requesting for financing to engage in international investments. This time, Sheldon Lavin saw that this was a business on a growth trend that would reward him and therefore decided to accept the offer to join the food company as a managing partner. In the same year, the company was renamed OSI Industries. A few years after joining the company, his business commitment to OSI Group was supported by McDonald’s, the main client of this food company, to become the chairman and CEO. They needed a strong hand in control of OSI Industries which was one of their main key suppliers.
Under his expertise leadership, this company has continued to perform well over the years. Even after the other partners left the company, Sheldon has continued pursuing the goals that they had for the food company. Today, he is the overall a successful leader of this company since he controls 100 percent ownership of the company. Some of the accomplishments he has made during this time include taking the company to 17 countries around the world as well as making it one of the top 100 businesses in the United States. According to the recent report of 2016, the company was estimated to be worth over $6 billion. Much of the success that OSI has registered has come under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin. He has always been passionate about running enterprises, and that is exactly what he is doing at OSI Group, LLC.