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Sheldon Lavin and OSI Group Continue to Serve the Globe in the Food Industry

Sheldon Lavin is a decorated CEO who has served several decades as the head of OSI Group and has led them to an extraordinary level of success as a global food processor. He has been their visionary figure who’s business acumen has allowed them to flourish on a worldwide scale and one important skill that he’s utilized is strategic acquisitions. They have steadily grown over the years as Lavin was able to successfully evaluate purchase those companies which complemented and improved their own capabilities.

OSI Group is still in expansion mode with Lavin at the helm and one recent example is their purchase of the former Tyson Foods facility in Chicago. This has added a significant amount of additional square footage to help increase their productivity. They also recently acquired a food processor called Flagship Europe and this purchase fully complements their already strong presence on the continent.

Sheldon Lavin received a prestigious award from India’s Vision World Academy in 2016 when he was recognized with a Global Visionary Award. This distinct honor highlights those business professionals who turn their dreams into reality with perseverance and persistence. It also drew attention to the remarkable rate of growth that OSI Group has enjoyed over the years as they executed under Sheldon Lavin’s business vision.

The decades of experience that Sheldon Lavin has as the CEO of OSI Group actually began when he established a relationship with them while running his own consulting business. He played a pivotal role in securing additional funding for the company which helped them expand and fulfill a contract with McDonald’s corporation. He maintained a relationship with the prior owners as time went on and eventually acquired the company when they decided to retire. They were then called OSI Group and Lavin was free to pursue his dream of owning a global business.

An entrepreneurial spirit is something that Sheldon Lavin prizes greatly and OSI Group is encouraged in this regard. They have created an atmosphere of creativity and unique thinking throughout the company. New ideas and innovations are welcomed at OSI Group and Lavin sets the tone for all of this in the corporate office.

OSI Group has developed a notable expertise in cultivating strategic business partnerships that are mutually beneficial. They partner with the world’s leading retail food companies and the top food processors to create unique products that are tasty and nutritious. The career of Sheldon Lavin has continued into his eighties due to his love of the work, the company, and its employees.

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How George Soros Has Improved the Political and Social Spheres of Life Globally

George Soros is the founder of Soros Fund Management LLC. He was born in 1930 in Hungary but fled to London. George is 87 years old and married with five children. George Soros worked as a railway porter and a waiter to put himself through the London School of Economics before starting his career in finance at a merchant bank. Later, George moved to New York where he was able to establish his hedge fund in 1969 with a capital of approximately $12 million. He later changed the hedge fund to Quantum Fund.

George made an impressive return that made him be quoted as the person who broke the Bank of England in 1992 after shorting the British pound. He has since remained an investment heavyweight mainly through the Soros Fund Management that is worth about $30 billion in assets. Lately, George hired Dawn Fitzpatrick, a successful career woman in the Wall Streets, to manage Soros Fund Management as the Chief Investment Officer (CIO). George has hired several CIO since 2000 ranking Dawn Fitzpatrick as the seventh officer. It is estimated that George has a net worth of 25.2 Billion US dollars in the year 2017.

George Soros has emerged to be among the world’s humanitarians. As a philanthropist, Soros has given out approximately $12 billion by now. The funds are aimed at supporting people and organizations worldwide to promote justice and equality by fighting for the freedom of expression, responsible government, and transparency of societies through the Open Societies Foundations. George mostly focused his giving on individuals who faced discrimination based on whom they were. Open Societies Foundations protected and supported groups like drugs users, sex workers, and LGBTI individuals. The history of George’s philanthropy is based on his firsthand experience of discrimination. Having grown up in Hungary through the Nazi occupation, which resulted in a massacre of over 500,000 people, George, and his family had to conceal their identity to survive. Soros and his family were, however, able to resist the Nazi occupation force that was far much stronger than them.

Open Society Foundations has partners, networks, and projects in over 100 countries in the world. George created the foundation under the influence of Karl Popper’s ideology that notes that societies only flourish when they have respect for individual human rights, democratic governance, and freedom of expression. However, George has since extended his philanthropy after the end of the cold war to the United States, Asia, and Africa with the primary objective of creating communities that are more democratic, transparent, and accountable. Soros has also been in the frontline fighting against the way drugs were being abolished. He insisted that the war caused more harm than the drugs themselves.

Mike Baur Leaps Forward in Startup Industry Supporting Young Entrepreneurs

Switzerland’s most dominant startup company is the Swiss Start Up Factory, co-founded by Executive Chairman Mike Baur. He is a successful businessman and entrepreneur that started in the banking industry. For over 20 years Mike executed bank dealings which ultimately led to him wanting to move forward into the startup industry. At the age of 39, he created a business model unlike most of his peers in the industry by taking a different approach.

 

Swiss Start Up Factory enables young entrepreneurs the opportunity to advance their business platform and execute a company by using an accelerator program which was personally designed by Mike. It is a three-month program that provides the office space and advanced technology that entrepreneurs need to conduct business dealings without the added responsibility of managing daily operations. Entrepreneurs are provided networking for investors, legal consulting, coaching, mentoring and outstanding support from the Swiss Start Up Factory team.

 

Mike works directly with the teams within the program to personally provide mentoring, and he shares a wealth of knowledge and experience. He is also very involved in working with investors to bring them into the process when entrepreneurs are ready to launch their company. As Deputy Managing Director for Swiss Invest, Mike is instrumental in navigating the business relationships needed to build investment capital for the teams. His banking knowledge has created a valuable asset for Swiss Start Up Factory, and for becoming well-known by investors looking for opportunities to pursue profitable business ventures.

 

Mike contributes outside of Swiss Start Up Factory by being a frequent key note Speaker at prominent universities, corporations and startup networking events. He is extremely committed to giving back to the community of future leaders and entrepreneurs. His knowledge, leadership and experience have helped numerous young entrepreneurs begin the process of becoming business owners. Mike’s generous nature of supporting individuals achieve success is a huge part of his personality. His outstanding way of giving clear-cut knowledge by brainstorming the acceleration of startup ideas for developing advanced digital companies within Switzerland has created a fantastic alliance within the startup industry.

 

In 2011, Mike Baur was named in CRN Magazine as one of the top 100 Executives in the country. He was awarded the spotlight in the magazine for becoming one of the most-influential executives in the startup industry, and for his commitment to advancing digital technologies and successfully integrating them into entrepreneurial business ventures.

 

Troy McQuagge

Troy McQuagge The President and CEO Of USHEALTH Awarded The Gold Winner By One Planet Award

Troy McQuagge is the current CEO and President of the USHEALTH Group. He joined the company in the year 2010. At which point, he was the CEO and a member of the board of directors. Three years after joining the company, his efforts in the company were recognized and he received his first promotion. He was voted to be the Executive Vice President and The Chief Marketing Officer. A year later, he was again promoted and became president of the company. Under his leadership, the company has become a market leader. It is no longer the USHEALTH Group that people knew in 2010. Since his appointment to be the head of the company, USHEALTH has grown by ten folds. Their price share has also increased by more than a 1000%.

 

If you think am praising this insurance wizard because I know him personally, you are wrong. But, I have been around long enough to witness the changes that have been happening at the company since his appointment to be president and CEO of the company. And, he has been honored by One Planet Award as being the CEO of the Year.

 

One Planet Award is one of the most prestigious awards that recognizes CEOs, from all types of firms, for their excellence. Any organization, regardless of the part of the world, can participate by nominating a candidate. So, you can imagine how bright McQuagge shone, to have been selected from all those top-performing CEOs. He went home a Gold Winner of the Award.

 

On being awarded the Gold winner, Troy McQuagge commented that he was very happy to have been a winner. He however mentioned that everyone in his team deserved the medal. He commended them for their good work saying that were it not for their support through good work, then he would not have won.

 

About USHEALTH Group Inc.

USHEALTH is a leading insurance company that is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. They provide insurance plans for small businesses and individuals. The company thrives in offering cut-edge customer service and innovative insurance plans.

 

 

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