Great leaders tap into the needs of their organizations and employees. They discover the universal variables of success and capitalize on it. Moreover, their main agenda is to work with people toward a better organizational future. For Sheldon Lavin, leadership was not one of the dreams he had in mind. However, he always he aspired to be a finance executive. After graduating from college, he started a small consulting firm in Chicago. Unknown to him, the establishment of the firm marked the beginning of a successful career that currently defines him.
The Beginning of OSI Group
Currently, OSI Group is a principal food provider in the industry. It has about 20,000 workers in 65 facilities spread across in 17 states. This company’s rise from the modest beginnings cannot be ignored. First starting out as a small firm that supplied food to the residents of Chicago, the company utilized various resources including technology and human resources to get to where it is.
Lavin Joins OSI Group
Mr. Otto Kolschowsky wanted to approach a lender for a loan to expand his business. However, he did not have the right person in mind until when Lavin offered to lend a hand. Because he was visionary and a finance guru, he succeeded in finding Otto & Sons a lender that could finance their business. Also, Otto needed to rebrand the firm. Sheldon Lavin came in as a contributor. That was now all as he also bought some of the shares. That is how he became a significant contributor to the firm’s growth. Today, Sheldon Lavin is the CEO, and his roles include overseeing the formulation of policies and deciding major of cause of actions for the company.
Global Expansion by Sheldon Lavin
It is true the American market for most commodities has intensely decreased. For that reason, many companies are opting for global expansion. OSI Group has not been left out as from its inception it has adapted to major global expansion projects thanks to Lavin’s help. In the course of 2016, this company majored in the expansion of its portfolio across different cities. For instance, the Baho Food acquisition led by Sheldon Lavin added a client base to the organization.