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Sheldon Lavin has played a significant role in the growth of the OSI Group, in the period that he has been in the leadership of the company he has taken up a role that that has brought a difference in the way the business is run. He has led this company with dedication and has made sure that there is nothing that goes wrong. Sheldon Lavin is happy with the results that he has accrued from this industry. He has transformed one company into the face of the industry. No other company can give this the kind of results that have come from OSI Group.

Sheldon Lavin is serving as the Chairman and CEO of OSI Group. In the period that he has been in the industry, he has made sure that the company is accomplishing a lot in terms of growth. He joined the company in 1975, and since then, he has established new ways of doing things. The success of the company since then has had a hand in the company. He has ensured that the company is accomplishing a lot more goals than any other company. His leadership is action oriented. He wants to see results and not just mere development of policies that never work.

Sheldon was working in a bank before h took up the role at OSI. In fact, he met the founders of the company when they came to look for funding to expand their business. Sheldon was impressed with the way the company was growing. He helped them deal with the capitalization which enabled them to build a production plant. They then came back for more funds to expand internationally. It is at this point that Sheldon Lavin joined the company’s leadership. There were two managing partners, and when he joined, they became three. Sheldon Lavin was seen as an asset and would help build the company based on the assistance he gave the company during the capitalization stage.

Sheldon Lavin has built OSI Group into this huge business which is now ranked among the biggest privately owned businesses in the United States with a value of $6.1 billion according to the Forbes. Mr. Lavin has also brought together a team of employees who share in his dream. The COO of the company, Mr. David McDonald has played a critical role in the development of the company. He has assisted Lavin in coming up with the right measures to grow the company.

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Deirdre Baggot is a Ph.D. holder and a healthcare business planner and an expert in payment that resides in Denver, Colorado. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in the field of nursing from the Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. To add to her collection of studies, she attended the Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business based in Chicago where she got her MBA. She further studied o attain her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado still in Denver. Click here for more Related Articles.

The great career of Deirdre Baggot kicked off in the year 1997. She had a lot of f services to perform when she started off at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Baggot served as the coordinator of resources and the staff nurse. Besides that, she also served as the administration group manager.in 2003 she moved to Ann Arbor in Michigan to become a member of the University of Michigan Health Care System after working in Northwestern Hospital for six years. Here she worked as a business analyst and administration manager. Her good work could not go unnoticed, and she received the award for the outstanding leadership in safety. Her work has also been well recognized nationally from the medical field on her bundled payment work.

She acknowledges the passion she has for healthcare that has made it possible for her to be one of the productive entrepreneurs and of course not trying to dabble. The major failure that she has come across is overcommitting which has led to a delay in meeting deadline. In the year 2006, she became the Cardiac and the Vascular Institute senior administrator. Baggot took advantage of her persona; experience at work to get a position in the GE healthcare Partners in Los Angeles. She has also been invited and featured in very many shows such as All Things Considered, Planet Money just to mention but a few.

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Sahm Adrangi is the founder and Chief Investment officer for Kerrisdale Capital Management. This company researches the telecommunications, biotechnology and mining industries. Their goal is to correct misinformation and/or misconception about overvalued short stock and underfollowed long stock. In March 2018, Sahm Adrangi’s company issued a scathing report about Proteostasis Therapeutics Incorporated (PTI).

PTI is a Cambridge, MA based company that is working on a drug to treat cystic fibrosis. On March 18th, the company announced that it received the Breakthrough Therapy Designation for the drug PTI-428. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gives this designation to expedite the development and review of new drugs. The FDA believes this drug will offer substantial improvement over existing drug treatments. The designation resulted from an announcement by Proteostasis that its Phase II trials showed meaningful improvement in patient’s pulmonary function relative to a placebo.

Kerrisdale Capital warns that Proteostasis is providing investors misleading information on the effectiveness of the drug. In a report completed at the end of March 2018, Kerrisdale stated the stock price spiked by 100% after the FDA announcement. After only five days, Proteostasis share count doubled (suggesting influx of new and possibly uninformed investors). PTI immediately offered a nine million share public offering within days. Proteostasis want to sell shares at the new higher rate.

Sahm Adrangi believes the data provided by PTI does not represent the true outcome of the trial. When one digs deeply into the trial, the data shows minimal improvement from using PTI-428 against a reasonable baseline. The improvements shown was a result of the placebo group doing extremely poorly. As a result, the test group performance looked promising when compared to the placebo. Phase II trial results mirrored the disappointing results of the Phase I trials. Therefore, Sahm Adrangi plans to short PTI’s shares (believes the share price will decrease in the future). Kerrisdale believes PTI’s actual value is about 70% to 90% less than its current market price (at time of article, the valuation was $6.99 per share).

http://fortune.com/2016/04/21/sahm-adrangi-kerrisdale-short-sale/

Throughout their existence, the Ismailis have been living under the guidance of hereditary Imam. They also trace their roots to Imamat through the hereditary succession of Prophet Muhammad. 1,400 years later, the Ismailis have spread into 25 countries under the leadership of Shafik Sachedina, an experienced community leader. Aside from serving in this community, he is also the head of Jamati Institutions located in France. He organizes different events for these institutions with the aim of disseminating knowledge about their culture.

What the Institute Does

The London Institute of Ismaili Studies promotes studying Muslim culture with the aim of helping people understand Islam while fostering better relationships with people of diverse religions. Moreover, it helps the Ismaili people have conferences together thereby, discussing different subjects like esoteric Islam and the future of their religion.

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Education

In matters of education, Dr. Shafik Sachedina attended Guy’s Hospital School and studied dental surgery. After graduating, he relocated to England and started practicing as an entrepreneur. Majorly, he invested in the healthcare system where he held senior positions at the Aga Khan Development Network Committee and FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International.

Sachedina at Sussex Healthcare

Besides supporting the growth of Institute of Ismaili Studies, Dr. Shafik Sachedina is the head cheerleader of Sussex Healthcare. This is a group of healthcare services companies that have been providing excellent health care services to the older generation. For more than 25 years now, the company has been tailoring its services to fit into the needs of its clients. With health being a sensitive issue especially for older people, Sussex Healthcare comes up with viable strategies that create a comfortable environment for patients.

The Observation

Even with tremendous workload under his belt, Dr. Sachedina is well versed with the value of providing quality healthcare for patients. He manages residential healthcare by instigating ample time for patients to enjoy social activities. Besides, the organization is always open to cater to patients irrespective of the time they need care. It is evident that Sachedina is a qualified business and community leader who utilizes his wealth of knowledge in improving people’s lives.

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Ryan Seacrest has been extremely busy this year and as it turns out he’s can only do so much. We all have seen him in his multiple jobs whether its On Air with Ryan or sitting next to Kelly Ripa for their show Live with Kelly and Ryan. He now lives in New York from the busy life of Los Angeles and looks like he has no intentions of slowing down. At 43, he is fit and healthy and doing making good with the adjustment to New York. His morning TV show keeps him on his toes. He juggles his day by waking up at the crack of dawn around 6 a.m. This means a fast shower and shave then he’s off to check the forecast of the day. Next, he is dressed in a hoodie, t-shirt, sweats and Uggs heading out the door. Ryan visits his normal spot downstairs to start his day off with matcha tea then a coffee.

Seacrest admits that back in his 30s and 20s, working out was essential in his life. He was working out during the noon hour and felt embarrassed to tell people. Now while he is on the live show, Ryan has a trainer in tow to help keep him balanced. His daily fitness can go from boxing or using the Peloton bike right before work. To prepare the best for his show, he looks over the current news and often takes a phone call interview. Ryan Seacrest says if you want success, then people like to hear “yes.”

His other passion is being a vegan. Ryan considers himself an insane foodie. To keep his mind tight and clear its been suggested to him that he should consider meditation. Ryan also talks about how now he simply puts his phone down. He finds this to be very comforting especially away on a trip.

Ryan Seacrest lives by keeping it easy when being a host on his many jobs. He learned that great advice when he worked with Dick Clark before he died. Ryan Seacrest is certainly a man to admire when it comes to balance, great work ethic and enjoying life.

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Mina came to age in a family that loved baking, and she fell in love with the food industry from the family passions. Today, she is a career woman who has earned her spot as an accomplished caterer in America.

Though Mina did not stick to baking only, she has diversified her brand to include all kinds of food for all types of occasions. She is the author of various menus and will invite you for menu tasting once you contact her for catering. Not only does she believe in top-notch service for her diverse client base, she thinks that everybody deserves to eat mouthwatering and healthy food. Junking is not her style.

Whether you are a bride that has fallen head over heels in love, a corporate boss seeking to impress a client or hosting a day out with the boys or girls, Mina ensures that you get your money’s worth. Her career is her daily life.

Self-made

The food industry has scandals from poor delivery systems, lousy food, small portions or unhygienic food preparation conditions. Scandals, however, are not Mina’s story as she has successfully run the Saint Germaine catering business since its inception without a dissatisfied customer coming back to complain. She started small and now is at the top managing food equipment worth millions and quite some focused staff. Her business is operational in four states, her recognition as one of the top forty women under the age of forty in the business world is phenomenal. She also wowed the enterprising world enough, for her to win the award under the women category. There is no stopping this woman that begun her climb from the dirt and is now dining with the crème de la crème of society.

She Believes in

Her philanthropy is empowering women, and women handle all aspects of Saint Germain Caterers. She believes that America holds opportunities for everyone that is keen enough to pursue it. Finally, she feels that it is never too early or too late to start a business.

More about Mina

She has a food blog dedicated to food. She hosts menu tastings every month to extend her clientele base. She is also involved in the designing of the Saint Germaine website, to broaden their horizons further.

https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/print-edition/2010/10/29/40-under-40-mina-ebrahimi.html

Shervin pishevar was born in the year 1974 in Tehran, the capital city of the Republic of Iran. Shervin Pishevar was born to two parents. His father was called Abraham Pishevar while his mother was called Eshrat Pishevar. Abraham Pishevar worked at a local media house as a Radio and television executive manager in Tehran. Something terrible later happened. Abraham together with his other colleagues was accused by the Iran government of broadcasting materials that would aid Iranians to manage to flee Iran to other foreign nations.

Abraham’s name was included on Ayatollah Khomeini’s execution document. This shocked Abraham Pishevar. He organized himself and later left the country to the United States. When he got to the US, he was jobless. He, however, got a job where he worked as a cab driver. He operated at Silver Spring Maryland. Eighteen months later Abraham Pishevar was joined by the rest of his family that was left behind in Iran. Before he left for the US, Abraham Pishevar had pursued a master’s degree in Tehran, Iran. While still a taxi driver, Abraham managed to cater for his family and also saved some funds to further his education.

Abraham joined the University of Howard where he studied and later graduated with a PhD in mass communication. While Shervin Pishevar was still a young boy, his parents encouraged him to pursue a medical career. Shervin was privileged to attend school at Montgomery Blair High School. The institution was a Science and math school.

At his tender age, Shervin managed to campaign and win an election to become a student board member of Montgomery County Board of Education. While in the board, Shervin Pishevar proposed a $10 be paid by taxpayers to the school. He suggested that the funds be used to support the schools mechanical and woodworking sessions. Shervin was a young genius. Still, at the same school, Shervin pishevar started a science project on Megainin peptides. He at one time received a presidential fellowship so that he could further his studies. Instead of doing what his parents advised him, Shervin Pishevar decided to do what he liked, being an entrepreneur.

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Adam Milstein is a self-made entrepreneur known for co-founding the Adam Milstein Foundation. The organization aims to help support other businesses that provide aid to the Israel and Jewish communities so that they can enjoy a better quality of life by having access to better healthcare products and services. Adam Milstein is also a talented author on the Jewish News Syndicate publication. One piece that is especially interesting, “Unlikely Radical Alliances Fan the Flames of Anti-Semitism Worldwide,” talks about problems with racism, bigotry, and hate against Jews. Radical Muslims are already committing vicious acts of anti-Semitism against innocent Jews.

They are also attempting to overthrow Israel. Adam Milstein does not support anti-Semitism as it harms men, women, and children for no reason other than the fact that they are Jews. He also hates that fact the threat of anti-Semitism threatens the historic homeland of the Jews. Milstein’s purpose in writing the article is to provide readers with information on the issue of anti-Semitism and to inform them that Europe and North America have joined forces to continue the spread of the unfair, and unjust treatment. In the article, Adam Milstein listed some disturbing examples of how Radicals are torturing innocent Jews. Stoning women, disrespecting the rights of minorities, and killing gays are among the things that are done to innocent Jews for no reason.

What’s more interesting is that Leftists and Radical Muslims are not likely allies. In fact, in a world where they did not share the same hate for western influence and freedom of speech, Leftists would be 100 percent against Radical Muslims and Anti-Semitism. Leftists blame Jews for everything. They believe that Muslims endure so much oppression because of Israel. The truth is that there is a lot of confusion among each group. It is easy to say that Radical Muslims are brainwashing Leftists to help them with their cause by using western influence and freedom of speech as fuel. It seems contrary that a group that is against anti-Semitism would support it only because they share the same dislikes. It is vital that Leftists understand the truth about injustice and discrimination.

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Dr. Mark McKenna is well known in many households as a prominent medical doctor, real estate mogul and a successful entrepreneur. He has an excellent educational history. Dr. Mark studied at Tulane University where he pursued a course leading to medicine. Despite being passionate about the medicine he never saw his success coming from the same field. Therefore, Dr. McKenna took another career turn and pursued different endeavors. He once said in an interview that when he was growing up, doctors lived comfortable and successful life, but currently, this is not the case.

Dr. Mark McKenna diverted his career course to real estate venture where he achieved a successful deal with his start-up business, McKenna Venture Investments. Dr. Mark McKenna started investing while he was still schooling. After being in the medical field for five years with his father, he left and ventured into realtor business full-time.

Dr. Mark McKenna based his real estate business in New Orleans. He had made huge strides in real estate business until 2005 Hurricane Katrina affected his venture directly. Before he was affected, he was earning $ 0.5 million yearly, and his business was worth more than $ 5 million.

After the hurricane, he acquired the damaged and flooded properties cheaply by taking advantage of the government subsidies and then made a fortune by selling the houses. Despite making such an achievement in real estate, his heart was still in the medical field. Dr. McKenna wanted to transform the medical community.

With his entrepreneurial skills and success, Mark took his medical skill and business acumen to Atlanta and established ShapeMed, a medical practice venture. In 2014, ShapeMed was sold to Life Time Fitness Inc by Dr. Mark McKenna. After the acquisition, he became the National Medical Director of the same corporation. Mark held the position until July 2016.

In 2017, he founded OVME, a medical practice that provides a technology that gives patients easy access to effective and elective health care practices options. The platform aims at connecting the patients who are looking for medical services from the licensed freelance doctors within their region.

https://affiliatedork.com/dr-mark-mckenna-is-redefining-medical-aesthetics

Sheldon Lavin is the chief executive officer and chairman of OSI Group, a leading global supplier of custom value-added food products. The company has been delivering its leading products to world’s largest food service and retail food brands. Lavin is highly revered in the food and meat processing industry. He is the president of OSI International Foods. He is actively involved in the company’s operations with the objective of enhancing its success and competitiveness in the global food industry.

Since 1970, Lavin has gained extensive industry experience. His relationship with the company started when he was asked to arrange financing for Otto & Sons, which was renamed to OSI group. Under his leadership, OSI Group rapidly grew from a local food processing company to a global industry leader. The company has more than 60 facilities, which are spread across 60 countries.

In acknowledgement of Lavin’s significant accomplishment of bringing OSI Group into the international platform and contributing to worldwide job growth, India’s Vision World Academy presented him with a Global Visionary Award in 2016. Lavin said that he was humbled and honored to be a recipient of such coveted award. The executive was also proud of his efforts in helping OSI Group to grow into a global powerhouse. Lavin has spent his life focusing on the overall welfare of the company and its employees across the world.

Under Lavin’s visionary leadership, OSI Group has received multiple sustainability and environmental awards. The company has continued to expand its operations to other parts of the globe. Lavin hopes that the forthcoming generations of corporate leaders will be eager to prioritize the sustainability of their corporations. Lavin says that he desires to inspire the next group of corporate leaders to commit themselves to growing their firms in responsible ways that contribute to the development of the global economy and provide their teams with great opportunities.

Lavin continues to dedicate his time to charitable causes even as he works full time to ensure that OSI Group maintains its leadership position in the industry. He is involved in charitable activities, including supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities. Lavin posits that he has always been proud of giving back to the society. Sheldon’s words of wisdom are an inspiration to startup companies and professionals. At the core of his company is an entrepreneurial agility and passion that leads to curiosity and a can-do belief in customer collaborations. To this end, customers turn to OSI Group for fresh and innovative approaches to deliver the next generation of food solutions while turning their ideas into viable products.

Sheldon Lavin’s Social Media: www.facebook.com/public/Sheldon-Lavin