Heading an emerging business can be a daunting task. You first need to overcome some challenges including the internal and external factors that affect the operations of the company. In fact, managing a small business is tasking since you need to complete the operations of large corporations. Nevertheless, without the experts, and the workforce, a company is set to fail. As illustrated by Sheldon Lavin, the head cheerleader of OSI Group, running a business successfully requires one to have vast experience in management and leadership.
When Otto Kolschowsky relocated to the United States of America from Germany, he did not know that he would become a recognized entrepreneur. Nevertheless, he founded OSI Group, a leading food provider across the world. Today, the company thrives in excellent leadership thanks to the guidance of its executives with Sheldon Lavin being one of the best streamliners in the food services industry.
Lavin Joins OSI Group
During the Second World War, Otto expanded his business into Maywood, a suburb in Chicago. He also needed a finance manager to help grow the business into an international brand. That is how Sheldon Lavin joined OSI Group as a finance executive. With time, Otto & Sons rebranded the firm, giving it a new leadership structure. Sheldon Lavin took over as the CEO. He has maintained the position until date.
Roles and Responsibilities
Over the years, OSI Group has acquired different companies including. For instance, in 2016, it acquired Baho Food. This is a prominent Dutch-based supplier of delis, snacks, and meat-based products. In the same year, Mr. Lavin facilitated the acquisition of Tyson Foods. This is a plant located in Chicago. The deal was worth $7.4 million, and it was convenient for the company because it added its service portfolio. Moreover, Lavin facilitated the acquisition of Flagship Europe, a supplier of frozen poultry as well as sources in the United Kingdom. The company has since expanded its horizons across the continent.
Sheldon Lavin is a role model to upcoming entrepreneurs. He explores different business strategies to propel the company towards success.