Sheldon Lavin is the CEO of OSI Group, but it took hard work and dedication to get there. Lavin began his career more than 40 years ago as an investor. Lavin has always been in leadership positions. In the beginning of his career he owned a consulting firm. It all began for him in 1970. A company named Otto & Sons, which is part of OSI Group, was about to become the main supplier for the fast food chain, McDonalds. The company was also planning to built a meat facility. However, they had one problem with pursing this idea and that was funding. Lavin helped the company with their funding by becoming a consultant for the company. With that, the company offered him a ownership position in this company. Lavin was hesitant at first, but after a second offer he accepted the position.
After Lavin had been with the company for about 5 years, he had grown it significantly. He took business out of the county and earned different investments overseas. By this time, McDonalds had requested that Lavin and the company worked with them Full time nation wide. Alter this deal Lavin had grew the company abundantly, within the blink of an eye. He had went from banking consultant, to CEO of a multi-million dollar company. As of today, Lavin has personally grew the business to 16 different countries including the Philippians, Australia, India and Japan, just to name a few. There are also countless OSI Group facilities throughout the U.S.
Lavin is a very humane individual. He is constantly volunteering and donating to others. He is an active member of different charities, including the Inner City foundation of Chicago, Evans Scholarship Fund, United Negro College Fund, Ronald McDonald House Charities, The Boys and Girls Club, and many other foundations, just to name a few. He also holds numerous leadership positions for different successful well known establishments. Lavin is the Trustee for the Roland McDonald House. He is a board member of Rush University Medical Center and the Goodman Theatre. He is also the President o Sheba Foundation. He has received countless awards for his kind acts throughout the years.
As of today, Lavin is 81 years old. He has three children with his wife. He was married for over 50 years; unfortunately, his wife passed away. But he still lives humbly enjoying family and keeping his legacy alive.