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Sheldon Lavin Professional Contribution to the Achievements of OSI Group

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Sheldon Lavin joined OSI Group, LLC in 1970 as the Chief Executive Officer. He serves as the director of National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and a Rush University Medical Center general trustee. Mr. Lavin is a professional in the banking industry and owns a financial consultant firm besides being an investor.

The renowned leader was involved in the facilitation of Otto & Son’s facilitation which served as an opportunity for him to work at the meat processing firm. His leadership transformed OSI Group LLC, to a global food products dealer. He contributed to the expansion of the business in 16 countries with more than 55 facilities. The investor utilized the brand of his consulting firm to secure funding for the expansion of OSI Group. He collaborated with professionals in other food processing companies.

This visionary entrepreneur has made valuable contributions to develop OSI Group. His dedication has transformed the company into an international industry leader from a domestic food processing company. The investor aims at emerging the company as the leading world-class food processing industry.

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His ability to propel the family business to an international company sets Mr. Lavin as a successful innovator. Through his creative skills, he has created job opportunities for more than twenty thousand people. Mr. Lavin leadership places OSI Group one of the 50 top private organization, with its facilities operating in 17 countries. The industry earns over $6 billion annual revenue

Sheldon received a Global Award in 2016 from India’s Vision World Academy, for his efforts in positioning OSI Group on the global podium. The ceremony was in Ahmedabad, Gujarat in India. The visionary leader was also awarded for his pledge to service in 2015, a Lifetime Achievement award by RSM US LLP.

OSI Group witnessed transformation with the bringing of Mr. Lavin on board. He has committed his efforts and utilized all available networks for the company to expand operations internationally. The company received an environmental award in 2016 November 26th. OSI Group food industry was also awarded in 2016 through Globe of Honor by British Safety Council, for its strategies in risk management.


It is the hope of the renowned entrepreneur, that OSI Group retains its market presence and expand operations to more countries. Lavin urges the new generation corporate leaders to seek mentorship and commit to creation of more opportunities for their employees. The global food industry devoted and talented leader is also a mentor to his successors.

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Robert Ivy’s Dedication On Enlightening People On The Architects Role

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Robert Ivy is not only a registered architect but is the current chief executive officer and the vice president of American Institute of Architects popularly known as AIA.

He has been the chief executive of the dynamic company since the year 2011. The institute has a membership of 90,000. The members include architects and professional designers who have dedicated their career to building a better environment. AIA has a total of 250 chapters. Robert Ivy plays a crucial role in strengthening AIA which he achieves through public outreach, education initiatives as well as advocacy.

Since Robert Ivy got into office in 2011, AIA has transformed to offer architectural services that are in line with the 21st century. He has dedicated his career to repositioning AIA from the long time legacy it has had, to make it a responsive, energetic as well as an organization of active influence. The primary goal of Robert Ivy is to see to it that more people get to know the importance of architects given that a greater number of individuals are not aware of their significance. He, therefore, organizes for public awareness forums.

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For the time that he has been at AIA, Robert Ivy has not only developed his career, but he has made the governance more efficient in making up decisions and coming up with new digital technology infrastructure. Several awards winning public awareness campaigns have also been launched under his able leadership. Recently, Robert Ivy has focused on adjusting the resources owned by the American Institute of Architects to readying the architects for the important part they will be playing in addressing issues such as sustainability, climate change and effect of design on public health.

Before he started working for AIA, Robert Ivy was the editorial director of McGraw-Hill Construction. He also serves as the Chief Editor of the Architectural Record Magazine. Robert was able to garner numerous honors as an editor including the coveted American Society of Magazine Editors Nation Magazine Award for General Excellence as well as the premier magazine journalism. He has authored Fay Jones: Architecture, a biography that is currently in the third edition that addresses the meaning and role of architects to the lay audience’s lives.

The Investment Life And Advice Of Paul Mampilly

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Paul Mampilly began his impressive career in finance and investing as an assistant portfolio manager for Bankers Trust on Wall Street. He steadily climbed the ladder of finance, earning a name for himself as a very successful investment advisor. In 2006 he helped the hedge fund, Kinetics Asset Management raise $25 billion, earning it the title of the “World’s Best Hedge Fund.” And his investment star kept going up. In recent years Mampilly decided to retire from the investment game so that he could spend more time with his family.

But Paul Mampilly decided to spend his time advising people who want to make money, how to do it. So, since 2016, Paul Mampilly has been the Banyan Hill Publishing senior editor of growth investing of wealth accumulation and management. Ideasmench recently interviewed this financial giant. In the interview Mampilly discussed such things as his background in investing and his motivation for helping people with wealth growth. He also talked about his pride in being able to bring his expertise on a level most people can afford rather than the super expensive services of Wall Street.

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Part of his editorial position requires keeping a close eye on the stocks. He and his team also engage in hours of study of the data and writing of that data. He also spends a lot of time answering the many questions of his readers. In his interaction with them, he does not assume that they know everything about tips or have as much liesure time to research these things like the people he used to work with. Everything he says and writes is with the average man and woman in mind. Mampilly is very excited about the future of investment. In the foreseeable future Mampilly sees the Internet of Things trend having by far the biggest impact on the investment industry.


Samuel Strauch Lets Us In On His Guiding Principles

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

With more than 15 years in the real estate industry, Samuel Strauch revealed some of the steps he took on his impressive journey.

Samuel Strauch discussed, in an interview with, how he noticed an upsurge in new real estate developments when he first arrived in the Miami area. He also became aware of how the city was revolutionizing from a vacation town to a well developed metropolitan area on the beach.

He realized he could set up investors and international clients and launch his own venture.

Samuel Strauch started with a fairly small realty company, Affinity Realty Group, to make local services available in Miami. The company, which went on to increase its business in more than a few Latin American countries, developed into Metrick Real Estate. The firm focuses on equity and development, acquisitions, brokerage and management.

As the founder and principal of Metrick Real Estate Samuel Strauch shared one strategy he found made it easier for him to extend his business. He advocates thinking win-win at all times as it is an essential position to take with not only your team and backers but with everyone you communicate with.

According to Samuel Strauch thinking win-win is one of key learnings he has come across. Another is whatever path you choose to follow in life is fundamental to your development.

He also pointed out how important meditation is to him as it makes him more constructive and inventive as an entrepreneur. And he called attention to how examining every suggestion and opinion is so important.

Strauch described how he takes five minutes each morning to be thankful for the many things in his life and to set his objectives for the day.

He received his education at Hofstra University, Erasmus University and Harvard University and he is an enthusiastic photographer and cyclist as well as a member of the National Geographic community.

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CEO of Securus Technologies, Rick Smith Helps Keeps Law Enforcement Safe

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

CEO of Securus Technologies, Rick Smith, the chairman and chief officer of Securus Technologies, has been the leader in security technologies since 2008. Law enforcement and many correctional facilities rely on it daily. His efforts, through the company he represents, help keep us all safe.

Rick Smith started out receiving his associates degree in technology from Rochester Institute of Technology before his bachelor’s degree in engineering was received from the State University of New York. Afterwards, he continued his education by completing his Master’s in engineering from the State University of New York. More than just that, he earned his MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon School afterwards.

Those accomplishments were significant and demanded the same level of dedication that Securus Technology offers to its clients. He has led the company into the future, making each step of the journey even better than the last. Read more on

Before leading as CEO of Securus Technologies, he filled several positions at Global Crossing North America Inc. There, he was controller and chief information officer from 1972 to 1998. Other roles he has filled has been as the president of Frontier Information Technologies, director of Network Plant Operations and business development director.

From 1998 to 2000 he was Chief Financial Officer at Eschelon Telecom Inc., and from 2000 to 2003 he served as president, then was promoted to CEO. During his tenure at that company, he worked and was able to raise the revenue for the company to $30 million. He remained there until 2007.

By 2008 he was hired to his current position at Securus Technologies where he helps law enforcement agencies remain in communication safely. Manned by their own staff of agents to assist, the company performs 600% better than the competition. Not to mention, the company is responsible for over $600 million patents in the industry. That success rate is uncontested in the field. Working daily to perform tasks in public safety, Securus will carry us into the future and help keep law enforcement safe. That keeps everyone just a little bit safer. Perhaps even a lot safer, thanks to Rick’s hard work as acting chairman and chief officer.

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Retirement Planning Is Essential For Secured Financial Future

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

There are many funds in the market that continue to outperform the speculation, but it cannot be denied there are many expensive funds out there too that shortchange the investors. As per the suggestion of Warren Buffet, one of the most respected and successful investors in the world, one should always stay invested for long and do a careful analysis of all the factors to make the right decision.

The funds that are based on small expenses and have high manager ownership are the ones that give out good returns. It is important to stay focused on investment and be able to make good returns during sluggish market as it is what helps with long-term wealth creation. It should be considered as an opportunity that would assist in the long run and also create capital for the future. Warren also said that it is a good time for the Americans to start believing in savings and do retirement planning. It is because many in the country are out of savings and do not consider it a priority.

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Tim Armour, CEO, and Chairman of one of the most successful finance companies, Capital Group, also feels that people need to start investing at the right time for long-term wealth creation. He has done his studies in Economics from the Middlebury College and is based in Los Angeles.

Tim Armour believes that the growth of the economy in the country is visible after Trump came to power, even as the country goes through a major political crisis. The economy is showing signs of reconciliation, which is good, especially due to the increase in Fed rates.

Mike Baur – Helping Swiss Startup Ventures To Realize Their Dreams

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Mike Baur is a serial entrepreneur, investor, speaker, author, and startup enthusiast based in Switzerland. He has worked in the banking industry for over two decades, which has enabled him to gain extensive experience in the field of business management, banking, finance, operation management, business development, recruitment and staffing, and more. After working for over twenty years in the banking industry, Mike felt the need to move on to accept greater challenges and fulfill his dream to become an entrepreneur. With this in mind, he started Swiss Star Up Factory with two of like-minded entrepreneurs, Oliver Walzer and Max Meister.


Before starting as an entrepreneur, Mike Baur worked with leading banking organizations such as UBS and Clariden Leu. As a serial investor, he has invested financially in many of the Swiss Start-up companies over the years and continues to lookout for new ventures. Mike Baur participated as one of the jury members at the highly significant START Summit, which is a pitching contest for new start-up ventures, organized by the University of St. Gallen. He also serves as the Deputy Managing Director of the leading venture capital firm CTI Invest, which partnered with his organization Swiss Start-Up Factory in 2016. The accelerator program of Swiss Startup Factory was headed by Mike Baur in collaboration with the Goldbach Group and Fintech Fusion in the year 2016.


Due to the various entrepreneur ventures, he has invested in and his significant contributing role in boosting the entrepreneurship in Switzerland, he was even featured in Wall Street Journal. He is the owner of Think Reloaded AG, co-founder at Swiss Startup Association, Vice President at Innovation Lab Fribourg and deputy managing director at Swiss Startup Invest. He started his career after completing his academics as a commercial intern in one of the leading Swiss Bank. In a very short period after he joined as a commercial apprentice, he climbed the ladder of success to become the head of private banking at one of the leading business organization.


Mike Baur did Bachelor of Applied Sciences from the University of Applied Sciences Bern and went on to pursue Masters in Business Administration from the University of Rochester. He further did an executive MBA from the Universitat Bern to add to his skill set. He is one of the leading and most sought after speakers in Switzerland today in the field of entrepreneurship and has helped many of the startup ventures to achieve success in their respective fields.


Lori A Senecal’s Accomplishments as a Marketing Expert

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Lori A Senecal is an advertising expert who currently serves the Crispin Porter & Bogusky, LLC. She is the global chief executive officer ( of the company and has held the office since March 9, 2015. Her efforts at the firm have significantly assisted it to have international vigor. Senecal is devoted to ensuring that the all the departments of the company are harmonized so as to facilitate its global growth. She works in close cooperation with the chairperson of the agency, Chuck Porter. Before she was offered a job at the CP&B, Lori served as the MDC Partner Network’s CEO and still holds the position. She was also the president of the MDC Partner Network and she served from August 2014 to the end of 2015. Another enterprise that she headed was the Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners, which made her a partner, CEO, and president.

Lori played a key role in the development of new approaches and practices at the McCann Worldgroup. She was offered senior offices such as chief innovation officer and being the global director of content integration. Some of her roles at the company included heading accounts, creativity, and strategic planning. Senecal also has a position at the McCann-Erickson Worldwide’s New York-based flagship unit. The enterprise is one of the branches of the McCann Worldgroup.

In 2003, Lori assisted in the creation of TAG Ideation, which a company that primarily focused on young-adult marketing. She has exceptional knowledge of foreign accounts and data analytics. According to the New York Times, Senecal has been hired as a global director of accounts in enterprises such as InBev, Coca-Cola, Spint, Xbox, Molson, Nabisco, Applebees, Weight Watcher’s, Nestle, and Staples. In 2008, she was appointed by the McCann Ericson to serve as the New York office‘s president. She was the chief marketing officer of the DDB Worldwide Communications Group as from October 2005. Lori also worked for a unit of the McCann Erickson Worldwide, which is called TAG and its main aim was to conduct youth marketing. She serviced as the company’s co-managing director. The marketing guru was also appointed to serve as the McCann New York’s executive deputy president.

Senecal was one of the directors of the Advertising Council, and she was offered the position on April 17, 2015. In July 2014, the MDC Partners appointed her to serve as a director. Lori’s performance in the sector has been exceptional, and therefore, she has been offered several awards. They include the Quantum Leap Award for administration and innovation. The honor was sponsored by AWNY Game Changer Awards. Check out Lori’s Twitter account for more info.

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Helane Morrison takes the Cooperate World by Storm

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Helane Morrison is an American business woman who is most famously known for being the former director of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Morrison is widely applauded for her integrity and ethical standards held throughout her career in the cut-throat cooperate world. She began her career at SEC in August of 1999 where she worked as a regional director doing commission’s enforcement and examination programs for specific regions. During her time in SEC, the office doubled in size, as well as became a regional office. She was highly recognized for her achievements and successes throughout her time in the SEC regional office.


Some of Morrison’s largest accomplishments during her time as director of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission were updating stock options that were backdated, bringing them up to current times. Fighting against financial fraud cases against top executive companies such as HBO, and cases involving mutual funds and investment advisors. Through all of her accomplishments, she kept her ethics close to her side and handled every case with the utmost dignity.


Washington released a press conference on October 18, 2007, discussing Morrison’s leaving of the commission. She went on to become General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and a Principal at Hall Capital Partners, LLC according to Hall Capital.


Like stated previously, Helane Morrison was no secret to the cooperate world, she understands how people worked and knew how to get the answers she needed. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended Northwestern University for journalism. Many believe that is where she received her investigating ability! After Northwestern University she went to Berkeley School of Law where she earned her Juris Society in 1984. She then went on to be accepted to the State Bar of California in 1987.


JustFab Knows Their Customers

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

When it is time to run a business, one must know what they are doing, first and foremost, and they must know what kind of customers they are appealing to, at the end of the day. The customers are the lifeblood of any company on Too many times, people create companies and the companies they create are for themselves or just to make money. They don’t even take the feelings or thoughts of the customer into consideration. They become an afterthought. That is why when Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler put together JustFab, they wanted to do it different. They wanted to truly listen to the customers.

There is a big difference between listening and hearing the customers on A lot of CEO’s might hear what the customer is saying, but they aren’t truly listening to the words that they are saying or the meaning behind it. Most people will explain in detail what they want, but the message gets lost because someone is not understanding it the proper way. Someone doesn’t reach the success of Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler without being smart and knowing what they are doing and how to reach out to customers. They also know that it is important to surround yourselves with quality people.

They have brought in fashion leaders to help them in this pursuit. They have not been shy about admitting that, at first, they had some questions about fashion and didn’t know everything there is to know. That is what makes them great CEO’s. A lot of people are too proud to ask for help or they think they have all of the answers. A smart CEO on youtube.comand one that is going to last for a long time is one that admits what they don’t know, asks questions, and brings in the right people.

If Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler were going to do this, they were going to do it right. They were going to pour their hearts, souls, bodies, and minds into this. Adam Goldenberg care about it and want it to be as successful as possible. They know the fashion industry is booming and now is the time to strike and pounce on it. They also know that a lot of women have been looking for something like this and it speaks to them and means something to them. They have a responsibility and it is not one they take lightly.