Category: Financial Planners

How Sheldon Lavin Expanded His Company, OSI Group

Sheldon Lavin is a Chicago area entrepreneur who started out his professional career in banking and finance. He put together business owners who needed to borrow money and people who would lend it to them. In the 1970s he shifted to the food industry when he took over partial ownership of a local company, OSI Group, LLC, and became its new chief executive officer.

When he took over management of OSI Group, the company at the time was primarily a supplier of fresh beef patties for the fast food chain restaurant McDonald’s. He knew the company could be much more than that, though. He signed contracts with other restaurants to supply processed food to. He also signed contracts with major grocery store chains where his company would manufacture the food that they would sell as their own private brand.

Since the 1970s, Sheldon Lavin has expanded his company to supplying food to clients throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Today they process much more than ground beef. Among the many types of food his company processes there is pork, turkey, chicken, seafood, and vegetables. He has become an expert at operating a global supply chain and at tailoring food to meet the individual needs of each of his clients.

Sheldon Lavin has expanded OSI Group over the years both through organic growth and by buying other companies in the industry. For example, in 1996 he bought Moy Park in the United Kingdom which at the time was one of the largest poultry processors in that nation. He also bought Amick Farms in 2006 which was an American vertically integrated poultry business.

In more recent years, Sheldon Lavin was heavily involved when OSI Group purchased Baho Foods in Europe and Flagship Europe in the UK. These purchases were completed in 2016. At the time he said that their products meshed very nicely with what his company was already offering clients. He also acquired Hynek Schlachthof GmBH of Germany in 2017 which had been a privately held company. OSI’s Sheldon Lavin Receives Global Visionary Award

As an environmentally responsible leader, green innovation at OSI Group is a priority. His company is committed to reducing any negative impacts that its business activities may have upon the environment, in the soil, water, and air. He is also committed to being socially responsible and so has made many donations over the years to various charities such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Sheldon Lavin, Chairman And CEO Of OSI Group, LLC

The Musical Roots of Viper’s Cassio Audi

The role of Cassio Audi in Brazilian popular culture is now largely linked to the investment markets and the opening up of the financial industry in the nation to foreign investment. However, Cassio Audi should also be remembered as one of the founding members of the heavy metal band, Viper, who have cemented their position as one of the most influential and iconic groups in the history of Brazilian and global heavy metal. It is unlikely Viper would have developed into the iconic group they have become over the years without the work of Cassio Audi as a drummer; the contribution of Audi in developing a driving and contemporary tempo has become legendary for many fans of the band and heavy metal as a whole.

The genre of heavy metal is well-known for the success of many different drummers who have become iconic for fans across the globe; Cassio Audi was heavily influenced by the work of Iron Maiden drummers Nico McBrain and Clive Burr, whose drumming style can be identified by fans in the few recordings in existence of Viper with Audi on drums. Cassio Audi created his own style as a drummer while remaining rooted in the rhythms developed by British heavy metal drummers in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Before deciding to leave his musical career behind to focus on his academic studies and financial career, Cassio Audi made an impact with his playing on the recording of two heavily bootlegged demo recordings becoming known as “The Killera Sword”. After drumming on the debut album of Viper in 1987, Cassio Audi decided to leave his musical career behind to focus on financial industry success in the months prior to the recording and release of Viper’s second album, “Theatre of Fate”.