OSI has changed dramatically since it’s humble beginning in 1909. From a small butcher shop in Chicago called Otto and Sons to a company with worldwide partnerships and 65 locations, OSI has been through many transformations. Today, with CEO Sheldon Lavin at the helm, OSI has evolved into one of the largest food processing companies in the world.
Sheldon Lavin first became involved with Otto and Sons in the mid-seventies. At the time, the butcher shop had recently been recruited by McDonald’s to be their primary supplier of meat. With Lavin’s financial expertise, he was able to help Otto and Sons expand their Chicago operations into a nationwide enterprise within one year.
In the coming decades, OSI was to make many acquisitions. From oversees poultry plants to garden fresh produce, it seemed that OSI was everywhere within the food industry. From Australia’s beef industry to food processing plants in Japan, OIS is continuing to grown. In 2016, OIS was able to acquire a Tyson poultry plant for 7.4 million dollars. The acquisition gave OIS the additional room it needed to expand their U.S. operations. Sheldon Lavin credits a large part of success to smart investing. He would use the capitol gained to acquire other companies, therefore expanding their market presence.
Also key in Sheldon Lavin’s success is his focus on meeting the customers expectations and the incorporating technology in the ever changing food industry. Specifically, OIS uses cutting edge technology to fulfill the company’s commitment to sustainability. OIS has received many awards, including the Global Visionary Award, the North American Meat Institute’s Environmental Award, and the California Green Business award. Sheldon Lavin takes great pride in the company’s efforts towards sustainability and hopes that the new generation of leaders will continue with his efforts.
There are many things today that could help people live better lives. Through the help of state-of-the-art technology, rules, procedures and projects, people can live better, longer lifestyle that is both sustainable and enjoyable to many. One such project that does this is easily the one offered by Stream Energy. One of these fantastic and transformative projects that Stream Energy has created is the Stream Cares, which is the company’s philanthropy arm.
The most comprehensive details that people can read about how Stream Cares is operating today is best found in an article from Patch. It is there that people can learn the vision, mission and projects today of Stream Cares Foundation, as well as the many projects that are linked to Stream Cares, especially after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey struck United States.
One of these philanthropic efforts linked to Stream Energy today would have to be the partnership that it has with Habitat for Humanity, as well as for Red Cross. These ventures have helped establish Stream Energy today to be a company that deals with various efforts that improve the wellbeing of the people affected by natural disasters. The Stream Cares project has also helped establish a $19 billion worth of donations for various charities in America. This doesn’t even include yet the corporate sponsorships that Stream Cares is involved in.
The partnership that Stream Cares has with Dallas-based program, Hope Supply Co., is also one indicator of the passion of Stream Energy to build stronger relationships with the people around them. It is through Stream Cares’ involvement with the organization that over 1,000 homeless children in North Texas received the support that they needed. The project has also led to a remarkable and inspiring act of letting some homeless children experience good fun in water parks along with the employees of Stream Energy. The project also led to Hope Supply Co. giving more support to many children that need essential items, including diapers, clothing, food and other home supplies.
Whether its through the relations of business, acts of humanitarianism, or both, people who become acquainted with Adam Milstein often find themselves in awe of the substantial grade of his positive impact that he has upon society. For over 30 years, he has committed himself to an eventful journey to inspire, establish purpose, and promote prosperity within the Israeli-American community. Highly regarded as being a selfless entrepreneur, Adam Milstein has both created and became member to a multitude of Pro-Israel foundations and non-profit organizations that stand to unite, educate, and encourage leadership among those within the Jewish community. Nonetheless, none of which would have been allowed to be brought into fruition if it wasn’t for his attained dignity from cultural admiration that was embedded within him throughout childhood into adulthood.
As a child growing up in the State of Israel, Milstein became so heavily influenced by his cultural experience that he developed a sense responsibility to preserve his heritage by fulfilling personal goals that would bestow him the opportunity to ingrain others with the same value. When he was 19, he made the important decision to join the Israeli Defense Forces. As a man of service, he fought in the Yom Kippur Warthat occurred in 1973. After the war, he prepared himself to make several more life-changing decisions. First, he started a family by marrying and having children. Then he received an education in Industrial and Business Management to earn a degree in the field from the Israel Institute of Technology in 1978. With his degree in hand, he then made the decision to explore new territory by moving his family from the State of Israel to the United States. While in the U.S., he set new limits for himself. In 1983, heearned his MBA from the University of Southern California and became a managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties. As managing partner to a real-estate firm that manages over 100 properties that equate to being almost $2 billion in value, Milstein is entrusted to oversee all financial and dispositional details of the company.
Yet, in addition to his occupational feats, Adam Milsteinstill manages to devote his time to developing new ways to support the Pro-Israel cause. His latest development, the Donor Forum, was established upon the intent to speed up the process of funding to Pro-Israel organizations by allowing them to utilize 15 minutes of presentation time to speak before a forum that grants the approval for assistance. Rather than having to weight for a lengthy period of time, these non-profit organizations would have the ability to receive fast funding by the forum if their cause does indeed meet the substantial qualifications. In order for this possibility to exist, forum members must donate a minimum of $10,000 of their own fundsto the committee every year in order to comprise its reservoir of funds. With the newly added Donor Forum, Adam Milstein increases hope among those behind the Pro-Israel cause by extending his promise to assist all deserving parties who mean to uplift the Israeli-American community.
Dr. Mark Mckenna wanted to be a doctor because he saw his father doing it when he was growing up. He knew his family had some comfort and that it came from his father practice, and he saw his father helping people every day.
Dr. Mark Mckenna enrolled in Tulane Universityand began studying medicine. He had some of his conceptions overturned while at school, however. Learning that it can be difficult to find work and that that work won’t pay as well as what his father made, Mckenna decided he needed a second revenue stream to make his dreams come true. Working at a prison as a medical examiner when he wasn’t in school he took the extra money from that and began investing in real estate by creating his own company,Mckenna Venture Investing.
He went to work for his father after graduating Tulane but never gave up his real estate investments. The world of real estate had come to fascinate Dr. Mark Mckenna more than medicine and after five years at his fathers practice he left medicine for New Orleans real estate full time.
He made a more than respectable portfolio for himself, valued at over $5 million. But when the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina struck the area his investments, like the rest of the city, were nearly destroyed. Dr. Mark Mckenna decided not to leave NOLA and instead stuck around and helped rebuild by fixing damaged houses.
When the real estate crash came shortly afterward, Mckenna managed to avert his own disaster by divesting from real estate when he saw the crash coming, noticing too many questionable mortgages were being approved. Taking his money into the medical field Mckenna invested in ShapeMed and helped turn the single clinic into a network. ShapeMed was sold to Life Time Fitness, Inc.
Mckenna then took his investment to OVME. OVME is an online app that allows patients to order Botox online and have it delivered to their home. This is convenient for both patient and doctor as it saves both time and money going through costly, needless consultation appointments.
The $4.2 million debt facility of Inifiti HR that is being led by Madison Street Capital’s Berry Petersen, Senior Managing Director, was announced by Charles Botchway, Chief Executive Officer of Madison Street Capital. Oak Street Funding is financing the operation which will allow Infiniti HR to grow their company with the proper capital that they have been needing. Oak Street Funding has experience in the services that Infiniti HR will require and their Chief Executive Officer, Rick Dennen, is looking forward to the partnership as it will be mutually beneficial.
Infiniti HR provides services to small and medium sizes such as human resources along with business processes. This allows their clients to spend their time and resources on operating the rest of the aspects of their business. Madison Street Capital’s Barry Petersen believes that the expertise of his company, as well as the strength of Infiniti HR’s management team, will lead to significant growth for Infiniti HR and their ability to serve their clients. With Oak Street Funding’s familiarity of the insurance service sector, he believes the partnership will be ideal.
Madison Street Capital has opened offices in Asia, Africa, and North America since it was founded in 2005. With offices located internationally, Madison Street Capital works with clients around the world that includes national and international corporate governance. They have years of experience in many different aspects of financial advisory services such as mergers, acquisitions, corporate governance, and valuation services. Over the years, they have built many professional relationships that aid them in finding capitalization, financing, as well as buyers and sellers that fit the particular situation of each client using their services. In order to properly serve their clients, Madison Street Capital first places a proper value on the businesses they are working with to better assess the situation.
Sahm Adrangi is the Chief Investment Officer of Kerrisdale Capital. Kerrisdale Capital is a company which specializes in single stock investments, particularly betting against these. Most recently, his fund has raised approximately $100 Million for the purpose of shorting a unknown publicly-traded company. Industries typically targeted for investment by Mr. Adrangi’s fund are: biotechnology, telecommunications and mining. He is also known for exposing fraud by Chinese companies, as the SEC was prompted to action from the tip off by Mr. Sahm Adrangi.
The company was able to raise funds for this purpose very quickly, and are aiming to convince others of this need very quickly. The company struck a cord with alternative investors looking at different asset classes. The company is also actively preparing a report in order to convince others of their view on this stock.
Sahm Adrangi launched the company with just under $1 million in assets. From this initial investment, he grew the fund to manage $150 Million in July 2017. The firm is a research-oriented investment firmwhich focuses on value-driven investments, correcting many of the common misconceptions that people find in the marketplace. Kerrisdale Capital Management was launched in 2009, so the company was able to achieve a great level of success in a small amount of time. The company corrects shorts and longs in the market, and aims to work in overhyped areas of performance. Prior to this fund, Mr. Sahm Adrangi managed $2 Billion at Longacre Fund Management, LLC.
Mr. Sahm Adrangi began his career in credit, working at Deutsche Bank to do high-yield and leveraged loan debt financing and advising creditors in bankruptcy. He previously worked at a hedge fund which purchased and traded in distressed debt. Mr. Adrangi has also been a conference speaker, primarily at conferences which focus on distressed debt and conferences which target activist investors.
The Chief Executive Officer of GreenSky Credit, David Zalik, may have started his career as a college dropout, but he is now a billionaire in charge of one of the largest instant lending companies in the United States. The simple building in Atlanta, Georgia doesn’t show much indication of the successful business that lies in its walls, and Zalik prefers it that way. The headquarters of GreenSky Credit is located in the outskirts of the city in an older office building with only a few stories. The simple basement offices of GreenSky Credit are rarely seen by the public, David Zalik jokingly compares it to Willy Wonka’s famed chocolate factory but a lot less glamorous and arguably less exciting.
GreenSky Credit is only led in the industry of fintech companies by SoFi and Stripe despite managing to remain relatively obscure to the majority of the public over the last ten years or so since it was founded. With a current valuation of $3.6 billion as of last September, they managed to raise $50 million for their company. As their Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Zalik is now safely considered a billionaire.
One of the main customer bases of GreenSky Credit are contractors involved in home remodeling who encourage their customers to use their credit services to finance their home projects. One of the benefits of GreenSky is that is can be accessed through a mobile app that is rather simple to use compared to others. While there is a considerable amount of employee power dedicated to calling their customers who need to catch up on their unsecured loans, they only make loans to customers whose FICOscores are acceptable. While there is a considerable market for people with risky credit, GreenSky leaves that to the many other online lenders who are willing to take the risk involved in that customer base.
One of the interesting aspects about GreenSky Credit is how the risks involved with the loan are dispersed to different parties involved with the transaction. In fact, a lot of the work involved in marketing is completed by others as well such as the contractors who are working with the homeowners.
Felipe Montoro Jens serves as the Chief Executive Officer of EnergiparCaptacao S.A. He has numerous years experience in the finance industry. Some of the objectives he helps fulfill are infrastructure and financial strategies for individuals as well as corporations. His experience as Chief Officer and Director has given him an abundance of insight. Felipe attended one of the best business schools in Brazil. He attributes his profound knowledge of business to The Getulio Vargas Foundation. The education he received here set the foundation for him to step into the combative world of business. With close to 30 years of overall experience, Felipe is a very diverse person. His assistance is generally in broad scale form. He is stupendous at finding innovative and low cost solutions with governments. Visit on his twitter account for more updates.
Spring of 2018,Felipe Montoro Jens wrote on the special meeting between governors of Inter-American Development Bank. It took place in Argentina and expressed concerns over financial mechanisms capable of helping private investment within the infrastructure. Felipe Montoro Jens writes that studies should be promoted pointing to effective answers for project risk management. Argentina’s Minister of Finance agreed with the statement. The meeting also touched base on the need of newer investments from countries being a key component in facing industry revolution.
Stressing that modern infrastructure will be crucial as we embark on an inevitable revolution, Felipe Montoro States preparation is key. He goes on to report that The Inter-American Development Bank president challenge refers to converging infrastructure and improving connectivity amongst countries. He ends the article by reminding us that although there has been record breaking infrastructure projects throughout Brazil, many of those projects haven’t prospered because they lack private capital.
Just recently, Fortress Investment Group extended its investment platform in a new merger with iPass. iPass is an international network service provider. In the merger, a total of $20 million was paid off. Half of the amount was available on the spot. The president and chief executive officer of iPass, Gary Griffin, said that they could change their focus back to acquiring revenue. Mr. Griffin was basing his argument on the company’s current balance sheet. He added that by using their patents as security, they would promote the credibility of their company to their investors. Moreover, the patents would provide the platform for iPass SmartConnect and Very-Fi products.
To acquire the loan, one has to have iPass assets that consist of SmartConnect tech and patent selection. The iPass company is recognized on a global level by other financial institutions due to its research in equities. The merger between Fortress Investment Group and iPass provided enough proof that the two corporations had adequate experience in the financial industry. iPass engages the most extensive Wi-Fi network in the United States. It incorporates hotspots in millions of locations to enable consumers have access to the internet.
Designed as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) app, iPass enables the consumer to gain a stable value for the services that it offers. In fact, users can connect to the internet at approximately 64 million hotspots globally. The hotspots are found in places like hotels, airports, restaurants, train stations, and convention summits. By the end of the year, it is projected that the hotspot will have grown to a total of 340 million. Under the deal with Fortress Investment Group, iPass gets $10 million. The funds are meant to increase the number of hotspots globally. Fortress Investment Group is shifting into a cloud-based franchise. A third-party analytics company, Maravedis-Rethink, will be involved with the aim of setting up the projected hotspots. The internet is to be provided to individuals and companies that are willing to use the new Wi-Fi program.
Dr. Saad Saad is a highly skilled surgeon focusing on pediatric surgery. His more than 40 years of surgical practice has provided him with endless challenges, but one of his greatest challenges was removing foreign objects from the wind pipe and food pipe of children. He has successfully treated more than 1,000 children removing food and other objects from children, some as young as six months old.
Children are prone to swallowing almost anything they can get into their hands and then into their mouth. It is more about curiosity than anything else. Sometimes, the object swallowed will get stuck in the wind pipe or food pipe. Signs of such an object becoming stuck include trouble with swallowing or breathing and wheezing. If traditional methods of removing the object such as the Heimlich maneuver or holding a child by their feet and patting them on the back, is not necessary, a trip to the local emergency room is warranted.
If you witness a child swallowing an object it is imperative to not try to scoop the object out with your fingers. Doing so may push the object further down and create more problems. An ER X-ray will reveal the location of the object, if it is visible such as a coin, but if it does not and the child is still showing signs of a stuck object, the next step is warranted and that is an esophagoscopy or bronchoscopy.
During his career, Dr. Saad Saad has performed both procedures numerous times and was responsible for inventing an improvement to the endoscope that helped doctors perform the procedure more efficiently. The endoscope is very helpful in locating the object when X-rays are not that helpful. The endoscope has a port that acts as an anti-fog device to help clear up the picture. Dr. Saad replaced the anti-fog port with a suction and irrigation device to remove liquid build-up that is produced within the body, giving the surgeon a better and clearer picture of what is going on.
Dr. Saad has found two objects that children swallow that are extremely dangerous. One is a battery such as AAA or AA size battery, as well as the disk batteries that power cameras, calculators and watches and the like. The second dangerous item is peanuts. Batteries, when swallowed can leak acid that will cause serious burns and the associated injuries. When a peanut is swallowed whole and is lodged in the windpipe, the liquid from the lungs will soften the peanut and the item will expand causing more of a blockage.
Dr. Saad Saad cautions parents about not allowing children under the age of two to eat hot dogs. A hot dog will block the windpipe in its entirety. It is wise to not let children under the age of seven eat peanuts. It is also imperative to monitor children while eating at meal and snack time. Playtime items should always be age appropriate as children love to put almost anything into their mouths.