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Sheldon Lavin Is The CEO Of The OSI Group

Sheldon Lavin is a businessman and entrepreneur who made his name in the meat and food processing industry. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the OSI Group, which is a Chicago based food processing company. Sheldon Lavin began his career in food processing shortly after graduating from college with a degree in finance. He was involved with finding financing for Otis & Sons. Sheldon Lavin credits this deal for starting him in the business. Otis & Sons went onto become the OSI Group.

Sheldon Lavin has been able to grow OSI Group into a major food supplier. The OSI group currently has sixty-five processing plants, and it does business in seventeen countries. The OSI Group is currently involved in aggressively expanding its business into Easter Europe and East Asia.

Sheldon Lavin made several major deals to expand the OSI Group’s business. One of these was signing a deal to provide McDonald’s with food products. This was early in McDonald’s rise to global ubiquity, and the deal allowed the OSI Group to grow with McDonald’s. The OSI Group went onto provide food products to KFC and Wendy’s. Recently, the OSI Group has been involved with providing large amounts of food products to American fast food chains as they expand into the Asian market.

Sheldon Lavin uses several different methods to build his company. He is skilled at finding financing for his ventures. This is important in the food processing industry as the cost of processing plants is huge. Sheldon Lavin is skilled at keeping track of his company’s supply chain. This allows him to respond to such things as supply shortages or price swings faster than the competition. This allows his company to stay competitive while still letting the OSI Group to provide its clients with a dependable supply of food.  Sheldon Lavin, Chairman And CEO Of OSI Group, LLC

Sheldon Lavin’s tireless work resulted in him receiving the Global Visionary Award in 2016. This award is given out to businessmen with major accomplishments in a variety of fields. Sheldon Lavin Continues Global Expansion of OSI Group With Commitment To Green Innovations

The Global Visionary Award was given to Sheldon Lavin for his ability to turn the ISO Group into multi-billion dollar company. Sheldon Lavin has a long history of donating generously to charities. His relationship with McDonald’s has resulted in him donating large sums of money to the charities associated with the Ronald McDonald’s House. Sheldon Lavin sits as on the board of the Northeast Band and the Sheba Foundation. OSI’s Sheldon Lavin Receives Global Visionary Award

CEO Preston Smith Talks About What He’s Learned Heading Up Rocketship Education

As a co-founder and chief executive officer of Rocketship Education, Preston Smith says that he’s learned some valuable lessons over the past several years. He says that his organization remains a work in progress as they learn the best ways to help their students and broader communities in which his schools are located.

The biggest lesson Preston Smith says he has learned is that it’s the child’s home that is a huge part of serving students. Due to this every year the student’s teacher makes an annual visit to their home. This helps to develop a deeper relationship between Rocketship Education’s staff and the parent’s of students.

Preston Smith says that while many interested parties think his school should educate children K-12 there’s a good reason they stop at 5th grade. He says the main reason they do this is that they want the student’s and their parents to push public schools after grade to make improvements. He also thinks it would undermine his organization’s mission to teach students all the way through 12th grade because they wouldn’t realistically be able to engage with parents as much as they presently do if they went that route.

Another lesson Preston Smith says he learned is that the actions you take really do say more about you than what you say. When he co-founded Rocketship Education 10 years ago he didn’t have children yet. Now that he has two he has chosen to have them attend a Rocketship Education school. First, he wanted them to attend a really good school. Second, he says he couldn’t very well send them to another school because that would look hypocritical.

Rocketship Education is known for personalized learning. This involves using technology to teach children as well as plenty of teacher-led instruction. It is a charter school system with its headquarters in Redwood City, California. It is operated on a nonprofit basis and their goal is to close the achievement gap that exists between students that come from lower income households as compared to higher income households. They heavily involve parents and help them become advocates for their child’s educational needs.