Sheldon Lavin – Journey from an Investment Professional to Heading One of the Largest Meat Processing Company in the World

OSI Industries is one of the top meat processing companies in the world and is led by the famous business leader, Sheldon Lavin. Over the years, Sheldon Lavin has showcased his business and leadership skills through results that OSI Industries have generated. Sheldon Lavin has won many awards during his lifetime, most popular of which are Global Visionary Award presented by the Vision World Academy of India in 2016 and the Lifetime Achievement Award given by RSM US LLP in 2015.

Sheldon Lavin has not only helped with the growth and expansion of OSI Industries but has also ensured that he and his company is engaged in many community development programs and initiatives. Sheldon Lavin has done a lot for the development of the Chicago Community over the years and has made considerable donations through his firms to the charities and organizations working for the better of the local communities in Chicago and surrounding areas.

Sheldon Lavin always interested in business and finance, and that is what he studied and prepared himself for. Sheldon Lavin also joined an investment firm and handled the finance and loan department for the company he worked for. In the 1970s, Sheldon came across the company named Otto and Sons that was looking for finance for their business. It is how he came to know the family that first owned the OSI Industries. Over the next few years, Sheldon Lavin helped the family run their business smoothly and provided finance as needed to ensure they grow at a consistent pace.

However, when the owners applied for more loan, the company kept the condition that it could only be provided if there is a guarantor and when Sheldon Lavin personally got involved in the matter, the company suggested him to become a partner in the firm. It is how his long-term association with Otto and Sons began, a company that is now known as OSI Industries. The company has grown tremendously under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin and has more than 20,000 direct employees and nearly 70 production units dotted across 17 countries. The worldwide presence and huge clientele list clearly signifies the success the company has achieved under Sheldon Lavin.

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