The name OSI Group is globally synonymous with outstanding customer services in the distribution of high-quality food products. The company ranks as one of the world’s largest food wholesale businesses and has high profile clients such as McDonald’s, Papa John’s and KFC. Though OSI is today a world leader in the foodservice industry, its first incarnation was that of a local butcher shop in Oak Park, Illinois. This family-run butcher shop was the family business of Germany immigrant Otto Kolschowsky. Today, that small family meat market has locations in 17 countries worldwide with over 65 processing facilities. A large part of this worldwide expansion has been carefully guided by OSI CEO and Chairman Sheldon Lavin. Sheldon is responsible for a lot of the success that OSI Group enjoys today, but there is more to the story.
Otto Kolschowsky was the founder of OSI Group. A German immigrant, he came to the United States looking for the same opportunity that so many others came for. Otto made good on his dreams and started his family meat market in the Chicago area in Illinois. After establishing a good business, Otto decided to pursue wholesale meat distribution in the wake of World War I. 1928 saw the business given the name Otto and Sons and the 1950s saw the sons of Otto Kolschowsky make a deal with the rising star of the restaurant world, McDonald’s. This relationship still exists today and supplying McDonald’s was a huge boost in OSI Group’s fortunes and more
It was in the 1970s that Sheldon Lavin first arrived on the scene at OSI as a financial advisor to the Kolschowsky brothers as they expanded operations. Due to his high level of success and keen mind, Sheldon Lavin soon became one of the partners. When the brothers retired, Sheldon Lavin was the sole controller of the company. The operation was renamed OSI Group in the mid-70s. Sheldon’s biggest push during his time with OSI, beyond maintaining the firms traditional family values, has been to expand. He has been a constant presence behind OSI Group’s steady expansion from being a U.S. firm to a global one.
Worldwide Asset eXchange also is known as WAX can be defined as a P2P market whereby the exchange of virtual resources is built. With a foundation of a chain of blocks and a decentralized smooth contracts, that allows both the buyers and the sellers to trade professionally with each other with the virtual resources.
WAX helps in solving fragmentation and fraud of which are the major problems in the virtual resources markets. The platform allows the worldwide pool of both the buyers and sellers in accessing the global stock of the virtual merchandise in a decentralized marketplace. Whereas eradicating the financial dangers that the users might encounter from prevailed consignment market model.Mr.Malcolm CasSelle expressed confidence with the WAX platform saying the Industry of Gaming is determined in igniting the cryptocurrency world to the mainstream.
Mr. Malcolm CasSelle is the current President of Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX) and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the OPSkins, which is the number one market for the buying and selling of items from the online filmed games. He previously held a presidential and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) roles at Tribune Publishing (tronc) whereby he was overseeing the rapid developing of properties by leveraging digital resources.
Mr. Malcom CasSelle had also previously been a Senior Vice President (SVP) and the General Manager (GM) of the Digital Media department at the SeaChange International which attained his business known as Timeline Laboratories whereby he held the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position. It was the leading solutions to companies so as to both discover, exhibit and take the measurement that engages contents that are based on the social signals.
Mr. Malcolm CasSelle led the startups in digital business that includes MediaPass which leads in the digital payment solutions to main media businesses, Xfire which is a gaming social networks worth 22M, and the Groupons which is a joint project with the Tencent based in China.Mr.
Malcolm is an active stakeholder with Facebook, Zynga companies and also funds big figures and the blockchains vertical. When he started his career he was the co-founder of the PCCW, which is a public traded telecom which is established in Hong Kong with values of excess $35 billion USD. He also helped in the raising of billions for the PCCW’S publics contribution and millions in other secretive transactions.
Mr. Malcolm CasSelle got a degree in Bachelor of Computer Science from the MIT as well as masters in Computer Science at the Stanford University. Mr. Malcolm CasSelle also speaks the Japanese and Mandarin languages.
The desire to succeed in business is one thing that all new entrepreneurs seek throughout their lives. Many authors, as well as successful investors, have published their stories and testimonies to be used as a blueprint along the journey to success. Nevertheless, none seem to hit the nail at the tip as to what exactly will lead passionate entrepreneurs to their goals. However, the footprints of Hussain Sajwani can revive the hope of starters in business that success is a reality and the procedure is simple.
Today , as DAMAC Properties enjoys dominance in the global real estate market, the world marvels at the work its chairman and his immense ability to cultivate friendship and tap potential opportunities for the good of the company. But the means justifies this blissful end.
DAMAC Owner’s Success Recipe
Hussain Sajwani, the DAMAC owner, though from a humble background knew so well that his life is under his control. His first stopping point after school, therefore, was GASCO, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for his first job. His staple requirement in his career was to mobilize a starting capital for his venture. Consequently, Mr. Hussain Sajwani began his food catering venture and in a short period, he hugely expanded it to reap from the growing market. The business has 200 branches and serves at least 150,000 meals in diverse markets besides providing ancillary services.
Capitalizing on Market Gaps
With the population influx in Dubai, the DAMAC owner, with intuitive knowledge on property management founded and robustly expanded DAMAC property into a world-class service provider. The company with its precision of work is known for exemplary home development portfolios. As part of its achievement, DAMAC has provided development plans that entailed 44000 units. Moreover, DAMAC has taken more investment plans an example being the DICO flagship investment.
The DAMAC owner is an alumnus of Washington University where he graduated with project management where he laid the foundation for building his future in line with his own heart’s desire. Other than that, it is right to conclude that he is an influential trendsetter in Dubai’s real estate industry.
Instead of medicating, consider hydrating! Since your brain is mostly composed of water, hydration helps you think, concentrate and stay alert. Inclusive of this is an added energy ripple to your nerves. Water will contribute to the better part of your health and well being. With that said, there are different brands of water as they are not entirely equally created. Well, you might ask how; that is where Waiakea water comes in. Unlike other brands of water, Waiakea showcases the health benefits of drinking eight glasses of water per day. Even more, this brand provides you with good reasons for evaluating your intake of alkaline water.
For most manufacturers of water, the question lies in the amount of profit generated. But for Waiakea, the value of their input in the community is appended to quality. As a business, Waiakea has invested in the manufacture of clean water from the springs of the volcano.
Founding Waiakea Water
The brand has an interesting story that captivates other emerging water entrepreneurs who aspire to join the movement. It all began when the founder, Ryan Emmons was in college in 2011. At the same time, he was visiting his uncle on the beautiful landscape of Hawaii. Also known as one of the cleanest places in the world, Ryan realized that the water was exceptionally tasty. He additionally described it as smooth and sweet. Compared to bottled water, this was way too good. The idea to start business struck him instantly. That is how he started a company that currently produces natural mineral water from organic sources.
The Manufacturing Process
Waiakea originates from a porous volcanic rock in the Mauna Loa Volcano. As naturally alkaline water, it flows constantly. Most essentially, it becomes alkaline through the available minerals in Mauna Loa. Two of these minerals are magnesium and calcium. Unlike other brands of water that need to go through filtration processes, Waiakea Water is naturally bottled at the pH of 8.8.
Louis R. Chenevert is a businessman born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and now resides in Hartford, Connecticut. Chenevert attained his education from the University of Montreal, HEC Montreal and Concordia University. Prior to retirement, he was the Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies Corporation(UTC.)
Louis is one of the most legendary names to ever work at United Technologies Corporation. His focus of innovation and long-term goals during his stint as CEO of UTC is what transformed the company into the success it is today. Louis is responsible for changing an entire industry with the investments he chose to make during his time at UTC. During his prior position at Pratt & Whitney, Louis came up with the idea of a specific type of engine. When he became a part of United Technologies Corporation in 2006, he brought the idea with him. Due to the increase in efficiency the engine provided, 14 airlines now use this specific engine.
After the success of Louis’ engine, the company grew exponentially. The company is expected to create 25,000 new employees with-in the next 3 years. The current leadership at UTC say that it strives to be as revolutionary as Louis R. Chenevert. Gregory Hayes, the current Chief Executive Officer at UTC likes to remind his employees that the CEO should work in favor of the company and should leave the company better off than they found it. This is the attitude the Chenevert had when he was CEO of UTC, and it is the mindset that any CEO of any company should have.
Chenevert is the recipient of the 2009 Honor Award from the National Building Museum, in 2011 he was named Person of the Year by Aviation Week & Space Technology.
When it comes toinvesting and trading there is no hotter commodity than cryptocurrency. As it stands, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, scores of others have posted incredible gains over the past year, making them ripe for an investment opportunity. With all this in mind, however, there are a few key differences that must be considered and calculated for. Understanding these key differences are one of the most important tools that Jordan Lindsey uses to gain an edge in the market.
For Jordan Lindsey, a major consideration for trading is the difference between bid and ask prices. There is always a difference between the price that you can sell something for and the price that you can buy something for, and this is no different for Forex or cryptocurrency. In the case of cryptocurrency, the difference between bid and ask is around .05% while typical forex spreads are lower, usually around .01% to .02%. These differences may not seem too significant, but for high volume traders this can be significant. This difference can represent a significant cut to your margins if not managed properly.
The next consideration Jordan Lindsey recommends new traders consider is the impact leveraged trading can have on your gains. Leverage trading has been available in the Forex markets for a very long time. It is entirely possible to receive as much as 200x leverage against your investment when working with a Forex broker. The same opportunities are not nearly as abundant for cryptocurrency trading. The first generation of leveraged trading accounts are finally being made available for Bitcoin, but there is next to no support for other cryptocurrency platforms. You will need to invest your own money without any sort of borrowing when working with bitcoin for investing.
Altogether there are many other considerations that must be made, but these are among the two greatest. There is a great deal of volatility and opportunity in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but the caveat there is not nearly as much support from trading platforms and markets. Jordan Lindsey recommends that anyone interested in currency trading do their own research, and check out the free information that currency traders such as himself publish for free.
When you are looking to invest your money, finding a great place to put it can be very challenging. For those that are looking for a great way to find financial advice, being a part of The Oxford Club would be a good idea. The Oxford Club is a network of investors and other financial experts that work to provide a variety of education and training services to people all over the globe. Today, there are more than 100,000 members that are located in countries all over the world.
When you are a part of The Oxford Club, one of the main benefits of membership is receiving access to all of the information that they put together. The Oxford Club regularly will submit newsletters and other documents that will provide financial advice and insight into the current marketplace. These tips can be used to help invest and make other financial decisions.
The Oxford Club recently released a new newsletter that discussed how people should invest their money. The Oxford Club gave four key tips that could help anyone to achieve better returns, minimize risk, and eventually attain financial freedom. For those that are looking to invest their money and plan for the future, one of the biggest tips to follow is to diversify their portfolio. When you are looking to invest your money, it is easy to try and look for stocks that will provide a lot of growth. While all people should put some money into growth stocks, it should be a limited part of your portfolio as growth stocks also come with a lot of risk.
Another tip that The Oxford Club gave was to look for ways to reduce your costs. Most people have no idea how much money they are spending on an annual basis on commissions and fees. Many mutual funds have complicated fee structures that are somewhat hidden. Ultimately, they dilute your return. Fortunately, The Oxford Club has pointed out that all people can save money by investing in index funds that are a lot more affordable to manage and the savings is passed on to you.
Bradesco is one of the top banks in the world. Even though Brazil has economic recovery on its mind, Brazilian banks are putting more profit on their bottom lines. The banks aren’t using home or car loans interest to make millions. A lot of Bradesco’s profits come from investments and their insurance division, Banco Seguros. The man responsible for the profitability of Seguros is fifty-four-year-old Octavio Lazari Jr. He is the current president of Bradesco’s insurance and the next CEO of the bank if the shareholders vote him for him at the March 12th shareholders meeting. The current CEO Luiz Carlos Trabuco is stepping down because, at 67-years-old, he is past the CEO age cap of 65.
Trabuco is not leaving the bank. He is the new Chairman of the Board of Bradesco. He replaces Lázaro de Mello Brandão, the man who took founder’s Amador Aguiar place as Chairman. Mr. Trabuco is only the third chairman in the bank’s 75-year-old history. Amador Aguiar and Lázaro de Mello Brandão were both instrumental in bringing Trabuco up through the banking ranks. Aguiar and Brandão gave Trabuco a job as a trainee in 1969 even though he didn’t have a banking background or a degree in economics or finance. Trabuco was a people’s person with degrees in philosophy and psychology, so he did have some banking personality traits. He just wasn’t a typical accounting or finance banking trainee. But Trabuco was a fast learner. He was a director of the bank during the tumultuous 1970s and a vice-president in the 1980s. He took over as president of the bank at the end of 2009 after six successful years as the president of Seguros.
According to bank memo written by Núcleo Cidade de Deus on February 5, 2018, four other CEO candidates, Alexandre da Silva Glüher, Josué Augusto Pancini, Domingos Figueiredo de Abreu, and Maurício Machado de Minas are in line to become members of the board of directors if the shareholders approve their nominations and elect them as board members. Most of Trabuco’s executive team will reap the rewards of new positions or extra responsibility when Lazari takes over in March. Brandão will still have a desk, and he will play a part in the bank’s new executive structure. But he is officially off the executive team and the board. But at 91, he is still the oldest bank executive in the history of Brazilian banking.
Bradesco’s board thinks Lazari background and his age will help the bank maintain its position in the international banking world. In another February 5, 2018 memo, Núcleo Cidade de Deus gives stockholders a chance to review Lazari’s impressive education credits as well as his successful banking positions. Lazari has more than 40 years of service with Bradesco and his track record for producing profit for the bank is well-known. Lazari is a graduate of the College of Economics and Administration in Osasco. He also studied Financial Strategies and Marketing at Fundação Instituto de Administração.
Bradesco has momentum behind them after a successful 2017. Trabuco Bradesco and the executive team gave the bank the direction to focus on the IT part of banking, and that is changing the direction of banking in Brazil. IT Vice-President Maurício Machado de Minas put the bank in a position to take advantage of the Brazilian mobile phone craze. Brazilian across the country are using their mobile devices to bank, and Trabuco and Maurício Machado de Minas are responsible for putting new data-based banking programs in place. Those programs will continue under the new Lazari’s administration.
SahmAdrangi is the founder and chief investment officer of Kerrisdale Capital Management, LLC. It was in April 2009 that he founded this investment company which is located in New York City. One of his bigger transactions occurred in 2016 when he raised $100 million from other investors. The money was used to bet against one single stock, as his research led him to believe it would fall and by shorting the stock he could make back a lot of money.
Usually hedge fund managers raise money in order to invest in a company or sector they expect to experience growth. The capital can be raised to invest in distressed companies that are on the verge of a comeback or it could be invested in other asset classes such as residential mortgage-backed securities. Sahm Adrangi, though, is flipping this on its head by shorting a company he sees as losing a significant amount of money per share.
When writing about raising this capital, Sahm said that because he was able to swiftly raise the $100 million he knew that his idea had been seized upon by others in the alternative investments community. He hasn’t publically revealed the name of the company, only that it is worth more than $10 billion. Along with one of his analysts at Kerrisdale, Shane Wilson, he put together a presentation including a video, a report, and a website which is being used to show other investors why he is right about this company’s stock.
Adrangi received his bachelor of arts in economics from Yale University. He has worked in the financial industry for about 13 years. He started out his professional career as an analyst for a number of firms including Chanin Capital Partners, Deutsche Bank, and Longacre Fund Management LLC.
Under Sahm’s management, Kerrisdale now has about $150 million in assets under management. He is well-known for making money by shorting stocks. He was one of the first investors to see that several Chinese companies were actually fraudulent in nature. He shorted a number of these companies in 2010 and 2011 from which Kerrisdale made a significant amount of money.
Having a good reputation goes a long way in business. It ensures that the business continually attracts new customers while also retaining the old ones. As such, many businesses attempt to cultivate positive reputations. Unfortunately, however, this is a process that is easier said than done and many of those who try often fail quite miserably. That said, one business that has made this process seem simple is Richard Mishaan Design. The interior design outfit is known as the go-to firm when one wants luxurious and maximalist designs. The firm is run by famed Colombian-American interior designer, Richard Mishaan.
Richard Mishaan Design offers a quality that is often lacking in most other firm’s designs: uniqueness. There are no two projects completed by Richard Mishaan Design that look the same. This is largely down to the fact that the firm has perfected the art of mixing elements drawn from different eras and styles. Consequently, it is not uncommon to see combinations of modern and classical pieces on some of the firm’s projects. However, that is not to say that the creations of Richard Mishaan Design are overwhelming to the eye: far from it.
Even with the mixing of different elements, Mishaan ensures that only a few pieces do the talking while the others only serve a complementary role.The projects completed by Richard Mishaan Design also stand out because the firm actively incorporates the input of their clients in the final design. In addition to making the designs more unique, this also makes them more comfortable and acceptable to the clients.Consequently, while it is difficult to associate Richard Mishaan Design with a particular design style, one cannot deny its excellent service delivery. It is for this reason that Richard Mishaan has consistently been included in the A-List for Elle Décor.