Without a doubt, good leadership plays a pivotal role in the success of a company. All that a business venture is today is as a result of the direction chosen in directing the course of business. Besides, a business short on capital is likely to survive on borrowed capital. But a business short on leadership will definitely fail. For OSI Group Sheldon Lavin has been an excellent leader, always guiding the path of the organization towards success.
OSI Group started out as a local food provider during the immigrant’s era in America. At that moment, Otto Kolschowsky was a member of the German –immigrant community, a population that made a quarter of Chicago. He thriving city was also an entry point for the new immigrants who wanted to own farms on the plains. When Otto and his sons started the business, he did not expect to attract thousands of clients from the locality. With time, more consumers turned to his butcher for meat and animal protein. Seeing that the demand surpassed the supply, he decided to expand his business but needed the input of a finance executive who turned out to be Sheldon Lavin.
Becoming the CEO
Sheldon Lavin first became part of OSI Group in 1970 when he organized financing for the company. In 1975, he was more involved in the company as he helped to look at investments abroad. Therefore, he was appointed to serve as the head cheerleader where he oversaw the allocation of resources. Afterward, he purchased significant controlling shares and assumed the position of the CEO.
Until today, Lavin has been helping OSI Group expand internationally. Having joined the industry more than twenty years ago following his successful career in banking, and consultation, he landed the role of the chairmanship. Until now, he has been leading this company in pursuing different projects including Flagship Europe, Tyson Food, and Baho Food. Lavin hopes that with his input, the company will continue to register progress regarding global expansion. In all these projects, Sheldon Lavin strives to make sure that clients receive quality food.