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Sheldon Lavin- CEO of OSI Group11.20.17

Sheldon Lavin is the CEO of the largest food production company in the world known as OSI Group. OSI Group is an American company that has its headquarters in Illinois. To become the CEO of this processing firm, Sheldon Lavin has worked tirelessly from a very humble beginning to finally managing to drive this company to become a global food processing giant. OSI Group has been around for very many years. It was started in 1909 as a small butcher shop. It developed gradually over the years until now when it is multinational. Initially, it was not known as the OSI group. It started as OTTO & Sons, named after the founder of company Otto Kolschwsky.

OSI Group, a company that has been existence for more than a 100 years have reached this point of growth due to good management by Sheldon Lavin and his team. OSI Group today can be found in more than 65 locations all over the world. It is also found in other parts of the world through partnership with organizations. Sheldon Lavin has built the company on 3 very important pillars. They are food safety, sustainability, and green practices. These are the core pillars that have been sustaining the company’s growth. Recently, he has been approaching a strategic market-focused method of expanding the market reach.

OSI Group realized steady growth after it was contracted to hamburger by McDonald’s. By then, McDonald’s was not a big company. As it developed, it demanded more from the OSI Group. This prompted the group to come up with a special facility that was used for supplying meat to McDonalds only. This was the first processing plant that the group would form. Sheldon Lavin joined the company later in the 1970s. He came in to help the sons of Otto with the management of the company. He joined them as an equal partner. His impact on the company was instant. Since he joined the company it has been a steady growth throughout.

Sheldon Lavin has pushed the expansion plan of the company to almost every corner of the world. As of today, OSI Group has a presence on almost all the continents. They have been acquiring other food production plants in various countries so that they can boost their expansion plan. Sheldon position in the company has grown steadily following the departure of the two Otto’ Sons.

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Financial Advisor and Investor-David Giertz10.30.17

Retirement is what everyone will go through one day, and one needs to ask themselves several questions including; are they ready for retirement, what are the does and don’ts of retirement, and also how is retirement. Many people fail to plan for retirement or even think what they will do when the time comes, and the age only gets them off guard. According to David Giertz, not planning for retirement is failing to plan and to avoid failure it is advisable that one should start planning early. David Giertz gives tips on how to prepare for that retirement as listed below;

  • Secure a Financially Stable Retirement: David says even when one has a huge salary or income it is never easy to save for the future. To avoid trouble during retirement, it is essential to start saving through retirement savings accounts.
  • Invest the money: the best way to ensure that one is financially stable after departure is to invest on projects which generate cash at the end of the day.

David Giertz is a financial expert who has served in the banking and financial industry for an extended period gaining a vast experience. Mr. David Giertz is the President of NationWide Financial Distributors Inc. Being a financial expert, and even having served in the sector for an extended time, David has other responsibilities in the commercial industry among them; Nationwide Investment Corporation where he serves as a financial advisor.

Since April 2013, David has been working at NationWide Financial Distributors. He has a passion for helping others, and he wants to fill the gap between the wealthy and the less wealthy in America by advising them how to invest. After his High School graduation David attended the University of Miami where he graduated with a degree in Business. Ever since he joined Nationwide Financial Distributors, he has made significant changes in the organization, and they have been experiencing tremendous expansion.

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OSI Group, Food Processing Company10.07.17

OSI Group has the longevity as a food processing company which is one of the clearest indicators of a company’s positive impact as well as their great product. The retail and service food industries have been revolutionized ever since the inception in 1909 with the group bringing everything from meat patties, fish, poultry, vegetable products, bacon, hot dogs and pizza to new tiers of excellence. Otto Kolschowsky surely knew what he was doing when he immigrated from Germany in order to open up what began as a simple family meat market.

Sheldon Lavin has since taken over as the CEO, but the OSI Group continues to push forth with innovation and excellence in the industry. He has a special commitment to green innovations which is an area where a myriad of companies have found that they can have beneficial environmental impacts while at the same time being able to increase profits, improved brand awareness and customer loyalty, and decrease production costs. The improved environmental footprint is certainly something that works wonders all the way around.

There are still a number of plants in the Chicagoland area which are keeping honest to the Illinois origins, but there have also since been supplications which have added a number of other cities (all the way to California) to the US plant portfolio. They were able to adopt a number of innovations such as the cryogenic food processing which revolutionized the fast food industry in the 1960s. McDonald’s, Subway, Papa John’s and Pizza Hut have all found that they can get consistent great product through the food chain that the OSI Group can deliver. They have been recipients of a number of awards for the for the excellent management of health and safety risks. For more info about us: https://www.facebook.com/OSI-Group-106191179472361/ click here.

In more recent years, the company has been able to further expand globally into more of the international markets which has continued to increase their brand recognition. Eastern Asia is one of those markets where China has been the forefront of great additions. There is a Beijing plant, and the company was able to provide much of the product for the Beijing Olympics as well. India and Eastern Europe have also been areas of further expansion. A number of acquisitions have added to their ability as well, with Flagship Europe and Hynek Schlachthof GmbH being two of the larger names in that regard. There have been a number of divine influences which keep the OSI Group reigning at the top of such a market.

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Meat President-Sheldon Lavin09.26.17

He can be described as a meat profession an industry he has been serving for more than 43 years. Sheldon Lavin is experienced in the meat processing sector with him working at OSI Group. Before the start of his career in the meat industry; Lavin worked in the financial sector where he also very successful. Sheldon Lavin had his own financial consulting association. As time went by, Sheldon climbed the career ladder and he became the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group. Mr. Sheldon is devoted to whatever task he undertakes, and him being the Chief Executive Officer of OSI he has been working effortlessly to see the expansion of the organization. OSI Group has been growing tremendously becoming an international supplier of food of various retail food brands.

The meat processing company has been delivering its services as well as products through different subsidiaries which include; OSI Industries, and OSI International Inc. Mr. Lavin began his journey working at the meat industries many years ago; 1970 when he was responsible for coordinating Otto & Sons which is a pioneer Association for OSI Industries. The Otto &Sons had an opportunity to establish a meat handling office and Sheldon got a chance to be a McDonald Corporation hamburger supplier. His experience in the financial sector made one of the banks to recommend Lavin to become a possessor at Otto &Sons a position he declined. Instead, Mr. Sheldon Lavin opted to be a consultant and he went ahead to set a requirement with the Otto family.

Sheldon Lavin is not the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of the meat group, but he is also the President of OSI International Foods Ltd. The Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the meat processing firm became involved in the business in 1975, when the McDonald was in high demand; Lavin decided to fully engage in the business. He also has other leadership responsibilities in other facilities among them; Rush University Medical Center where he is the General Trustee and the Director for National Fish & Wildlife Foundation. Lavin has been responsible for managing the over 20000 staffs all over the world, and he is proud of what he does to make the OSI Group a family.

Sheldon Lavin has also received various Awards among them; Life Achievement Award from RSM US LLP which he received in 2015. Sheldon’s dreams and goal is to see OSI Group expand as it delivers their services and products to the world. Mr. Lavin believes that OSI has the talent and ability to take the organization to the next level even after his retirement.

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Marc Sparks, Does Business, again and again08.15.17

Marc Sparks is the entrepreneur for decades to come! His in depth experience as a serial entrepemuer of several startups allowed him the steadfast foundation to write his book. “They Can’t Eat You“, (https://www.amazon.com/They-Cant-Eat-Marc-Sparks/dp/0990495000)gives you a close up look of Marc from the bottom, and his many pursuits and failures to finally make it with no college degree. When you read his story, you can really see how he has such a strong influence amongst multiple generations. Rather than him talking ‘at you’ like most success books do, you feel like you are right alongside him, going through the waves of the business world, one triumph and loss at a time. The book covers topics such as dealing with tragedies and what they teach us, keeping a written to do list, and raising successful kids. He mentions confidence being the key component to a successful person. Besides his book, is a known as a mentor, and multi generational influencer with a long list of businesses he owns. Timber Creek Capital, LP (www.timbercreekcapital.com) and GlobalTec Solutions are just a few of the companies Marc owns ranging from, Capital Investment firms to Telecommunications. His colleagues have an overwhelmingly positive opinion of Sparks. They see him as approachable, considering he has a “my door is always open, we meet in realtime” policy! As he makes it big and continues to, he is so strongly rooted, to the foundation of his companies; the people who help run them. Learn more: https://classroomvoices.org/marc-sparks-risk-taker-in-and-out-of-business/

 

Marc has reached to bounds almost insurmountable in his 34 years in the industry, or at least we all thought they were insurmountable. With this Texans charitable contributions, and multi generational influence to tag along on his many business successes, there really is no telling what is next for Marc. We all expect nothing less than stellar. Learn more: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/marcsparks

 

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JMH Development Announces Topping off at Aloft South Beach04.21.17

Jason Halpern: Real Estate Entrepreneur

JMH Development is the leader of JMH Development Company based in New York, United States. For the company, nothing gives them more joy than achieving the end of the construction bargain. For this reason, it has made its name as one of the best companies working to develop high-end capabilities in this manner. JMH Development won a contract to renovate the Miami-based South Aloft Beach. For this reason, the company worked to ensure they keep up with the latest development trend. JMH Development has announced the topping off of the South Aloft Beach. The 235-room hotel was to be open by the end of 2015 in Miami.

 

Madden Real Estate Construction and JMH Development Company worked to complete the construction process of the project. For the building to be complete, it will include the eight-story tower structure. Plaza Construction Company worked to complete the construction process of the company. Since 2009, the Aloft South Beach was constructed to offer the most comprehensive lodging in the heart of Miami. For this reason, they have the largest rooms in the area.

 

According to Jason Halpern, JMH Development is excited to achieve the topping off of the construction. For the company, this is a major construction process. For this reason, they end up working to meet the deadlines associated with the contract. Therefore, JMH Development adopted the services of ADD Architectures to help them adhere to the architectural design of the building. The result of the project will be better than the estimated process. 360-aquare feet rooms were developed.

Jason Halpern at Aloft

Jason Halpern is always excited about the company. He has also worked to motivate the employees to produce high-end results. JMH Development also has a track record restoring complex structures. While the company views the topping off of the South Aloft Beach, it deems it as a signal to commence the next phase of construction. While its completion is near, many things occur.

Jason Halpern with Model, Milana and Richard

The South Aloft Beach offers a waterfront, prime location with access to the Collins Canal and Lake Pancoast. It is located on the Miami Beach shores to provide numerous art galleries and boutiques.

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Alternative Lending- Equity First Holding04.13.17

The financial industry is growing tremendously with o the r financial institutions being established to assist individuals as well as well organizations to meet their financial needs. In the recent years, the banks have set up strict measures on the lending and borrowing of loans making it difficult for small and medium enterprises to lend from the banks.

Equity First Holding is a financial investment institution which was created in 2002. The primary purpose of establishing the organization is to provide alternative financial resolution by offering stock-based as well as margin loans to its clients. Equity First Holding is one of the leaders in the provision of alternative financial solutions. The organization noticed the gap that was there in the lending of loans to small and medium business and also the way the banks had tightened their rules and regulations on the loans. Equity First Holdings moved quickly to fill the gap and assist borrowers who wanted to raise capital instantly.

The Financial institution was formerly known as Meridian Partners Limited. The company has been operating as a financial consulting company as well as a financial provider. Equity First Holdings has been delivering other financial services including the supply of capital against the publicly traded stock to enable its clients to meet both their personal and long-term financial goals. Since its foundation, the company has been experiencing marvelous growth and has completed more than 650 transactions which are worth more than $1.4 billion. The financial institution has been providing high-value loans with low interest to individuals as well as refined investors. Since its foundation, it has expanded to more than nine countries including its affiliate Equity First Holding based in London, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia, and Singapore.Equity First Holding has been making continuous efforts to deliver unique and quality services as well as products as it changes the face of alternative borrowing.

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The Exciting Career of Stephen Rotella02.19.17

Stephen Rotella is a man drive by simplicity and the desire to do good by his clients. Speaking to Ideaminsch, he advises entrepreneurs to learn how to listen to their clients and do what clients request. This way they are in a position to come up with services and products that solve customers’ dilemmas and problems. He has more than thirty years of experience in banking, product innovation, operations management and marketing among other fields. He has also been a leader the better part of his career which makes him a master in guiding employees towards achieving success.

 

Mr. Stephen Rotella is the current chief executive officer at StoneCastle Cash Management, LLC. The company basically enables businesses and investors to better manage their cash and provide alternative solutions. Currently, the company is valued at $11 billion dollars yet he joined when the company was only $100 million worth of assets. He has helped guide the company through strategizing and having a deep understanding of the market and the clients.

 

 

Before starting out at StoneCastle, he worked at JP Morgan Chase for eighteen years. There, he worked as the chief executive officer of Chase Home Finance. Moreover he was the president of the Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation. For this company, he served in various positions for different departments of the company.

 

 

His extensive career experiences go over and beyond. He has since acquired mastery and skills in the industry and especially on how to relate to clients. He advises his fellow leaders to try understand their clients and to not look back at the bad decisions that they made. He believes that by involving other thinkers in an idea gives the idea a better perspective and there is a high chance to come up with a great plan thereafter.

 

 

Besides being entrepreneurship, Mr Rotella is deeply involved in charity and humanitarian activities. He has been associated with various community organizations that help eradicate poverty in his area. At the Board of Lift Communities, acts as the chairman, making sure that parents with young children are not weighed down by poverty as they raise their children. He has helped break the chains of poverty in the communities.

 

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