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Sheldon Lavin: Balancing Between A Global Meat Company And An Independent Consultancy Firm

Sheldon Lavin is best described as the face behind the success f the multinational food processing and distribution company. The chairman of the board and chief executive officer for OSI Group. Among his key accomplishments with the company include taking it globally by introducing its products to the world and helping it make it to the Forbes top 100 largest private companies in the United States. But did you know that he also runs an independent financial consultancy venture? Here are a few tips one can learn from his ability to balance between managing an international a fulfilling career in finance.

Investing in technology

In both business engagements, Sheldon Lavin has made the use of technology mandatory. He has introduced technology in every aspect of OSI Group’s operations, from factory processing to distribution. The OSI Group CEO is also constantly checking on the newest technology in the money markets.

Lavin has been involved in the money markets and financial consultancy for over five decades. He is, however, fascinated with how technological tools have oversimplified the process of data collection, tabulation, and forecasting thus easing the decision making process. His emphatic adoption of technology can to a large extent be attributed to his success in both business fields.

Ethical business practices

How do you ensure business sustainability in a world where everybody is now conscious of their health and their impacts on nature and future generations? Through a constant pursuit of ethical business practices. Sheldon Lavin, therefore, considers himself a citizen of the earth and hopes to manifest this with his company. For instance, key among his OSI’s sustainability strategies was environmental conservation. He has put in place measures that ensure minimal environmental pollution by limiting the number of effluents released by these factories into the environment.

Investing in human capital

If both the technology and ethical business practices are to have a positive impact in Sheldon Lavin’s businesses, he appreciates that they must be manned by skilled human resource. His companies have, therefore, invested heavily in acquiring and training top industry talent. The entrepreneur also surrounds himself with a team of skilled and visionary staff that has played a key role in advancing his vision for both entities.

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