Rome wasn’t built in a day. A saying used to characterize Sheldon Lavin’s meat industry. He ventured into this business 43 years ago. Before moving to the meat industry, Lavin worked as an investor and executive in the banking sector. Since then, he became the chief executive officer of OSI Group and has transformed the company into a global supplier of food products. OSI Group of Industries has a global workforce of over 20,000 employees. The culture of the business is family oriented. According to Lavin, people are the most important part of the enterprise.
Lavin’s path to the industry began in 1970. He arranged to finance Otto & Sons. He then became a consultant to the family business. In 1975, he became much more involved in the Otto and Sons business. Sheldon Lavin began looking for international markets with the two sons as the father had retired. The organization, now known as the OSI Group continued its penetration to North America and Europe in 1970’s. A decade later, they expanded to South America and Taiwan. In the early 1980s, Sheldon Lavin acquired 50 percent shares after one partner decided to sell out. He has since had a 100 percent control for the last 13 years. After taking control of the company, he expanded to China, Japan, South Africa and India. Today the company seeks to penetrate further into the Asian and European market. According to Lavin, carrying the OSI culture overseas became the most exciting part. Today, OSI Group has over 55 facilities in 16 countries. It continues to serve McDonald and several clients in the international market.
OSI Chairman, Sheldon Lavin received the Global Visionary Award. The award from India’s Vision World Academy honors people in different fields who have turned their dreams into reality. According to the institution, Lavin persevered and persisted in his journey of building a local supplier of food products to a global enterprise serving the world from 60 locations in 16 countries. Over the years, OSI Group of companies has received numerous awards including recognitions for health management and as well as environmental management. Additionally, Lavin is a trustee for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Sam Tabar has changed focus a few times in his career from law to investment banking, marketing, seed funding and now to clean energy. He was hired as Chief Operating Officer to FullCycle Energy Fund led by Ibrahim AlHusseini and Caitlin Sparks and is currently managing the firm’s investments and strategic planning and growth.
FullCycle Energy Fund is dedicated to finding technologies that convert waste to energy and help cut down on fossil fuel releases and eliminate toxic disposals. FullCycle will benefit a lot from Tabar’s knowledge of corporate regulations and his ability to attract investors, something he’s done at his previous stops.
Sam Tabar was raised in New York and had the privilege to attend Oxford University in England. He originally intended to enter journalism and writing but later decided to enter corporate law, though he did contribute to the Columbia University Law Review while attending law school there. After completing his J.D., Tabar joined Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom law firm and began guiding clients in financial operations.
As with several other corporate lawyers at notable law firms, Tabar became noticed by investment firms who valued his knowledge and legal expertise, and the company that won him over was Sparx Group’s PMA Advisors. So in 2004 Tabar left the firm to manage PMA’s Asia-Pacific Division.
Tabar was responsible for global marketing strategies at PMA and he was able to attract over $2 billion in assets under management to the company. He became especially adept at working with institutional investors and large corporations, and during his time at PMA the company brought in an additional $1.2 billion in investor funds. He moved from PMA to Merrill Lynch where he continued in global marketing and institutional investing though he also covered strategic planning and endowments for these client and worked on the investment bank’s rolodex.
Tabar left investment banking in 2012 and decided to go into venture capital and seeding. Two companies he invested in were Verboten and SheThinx.
He went back into the legal field for a short time in 2013 when he became a senior associate for Schulte Roth & Zabel but then left again to focus on other fields. He joined the team at FullCycle Energy Fund just this last year.
Who Is Felipe Montero Jens?
Felipe Montero Jens is a Brazilian business executive that is 46 years old. His education includes a bachelor degree in business administration from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Brazil. This is one of Brazil’s leading schools for public sector and private sector management careers in fields such as economics, business, law and information technology. Mr. Montero Jens also holds a masters degree in international management from Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School Of Global Management.
The work experience of Felipe Montero Jens includes working for the multinational UK based company, PricewaterhouseCoopers as a financial auditor and business consultant on executives.findthecompany.com. Mr. Montero Jens also worked for the American energy company Enron in its international finance department. Felipe Montero Jens has also previously worked for the Italian energy company Terna S.p.A., that is based in Rome and that provides utility services.
The view of Felipe Montero Jens on the recent announcement of the BNDES or National Bank for Economic and Social Development is one of cautious optimism. Felipe Montero Jens says that the private public partnership that is being proposed by the BNDES has the potential to do a lot of good. The key says Montero Jens is to have accountability now that there will be private sector companies involved in providing what has been overwhelmingly a public sector provided service.
Private sector companies can deliver cost savings and waste reductions in the water and sewer departments throughout the Brazilian states. They can invest new money into infrastructure projects that can greatly improve the sanitation services of Brazil. These same private sector companies at http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=113457657&privcapId=45984138&previousCapId=45984138&previousTitle=Energipar%20Capta%C3%A7%C3%A3o%20S.A. can also introduce new technologies to make sanitation safer and more efficient. New management practices can also be brought in that the public sector companies do not implement. Holding private firms accountable and working together with the public sector towards a common goal can be very fruitful if it is done correctly in the sanitation departments of Brazil reports Montero Jens. Read more on odebrecht.com