With a Bachelor of science degree in business, Sheldon Lavin took everything that he learned while attending Roosevelt University in Chicago Illinois and applied it to OSI (Otto & Sons), making it a multi-million dollar company. He now holds the title as Chairman and CEO of OTTO & Sons.
Providing quality meats to business of entrepreneurs, OSI helps those who are in the business of food, maintain their reputation of excellence. Otto & Sons has become nationally known as one of the best in Chicago. Sheldon Lavin took part in helping OSI become one of the best. He was there when OSI was just a small neighborhood burger supplier. With him overseeing the 20,000 people working at OSI group, this company became known globally for its quality of meats, and good business workmanship.
Otto & Sons was the first meat processing facility of the Kolschowsky family. OSI was originally named after Otto Kolschowasky. Sheldon Lavin helped them with their finances helping them to maintain and grow into a major profitable business.
Right from the beginning Sheldon had a goal to grow OSI to the major company it is now. OSI is now known nationally. Sheldon’s secret to success was and still is to operate the business like a family. His leadership lead to this company becoming as successful as it has, ultimately leading him to humbly owning the company. One of a few the Kolschowsky had under their names.
As a true example of a leader Sheldon does not take all the credit for OSI becoming so successful. He gives credit to the people who work with him. He respects them as “talented” and “loyal” and is very proud to have them as employees, who he sees as family.
Mr. Lavin plans on retiring one day, but not before he takes OSI even further. He hopes to one day leave the company in the hands of someone with the same vision and passion for the business, so that it may continue to provide top quality grade meat to entrepreneurs around the world, helping those people to grow their own successful business.