Sheldon Lavin: A Thoughful, Caring, Innovative, Visionary Chief Executive Officer

When Sheldon Lavin took over the food processing company the OSI Group in the early 1980s, he had no experience in the industry. His background was in banking, accounting, business and investing. Through his unmatched vision, innovation and skill as a business executive, Lavin was quickly able to take the now 109-year old company to a global audience and make it into a leader in the food processing industry. The company that once was a Chicago area meat market and butcher shop now produces a host of unique, nutritious, delicious food products for the global market.

Under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, the OSI Group has earned a reputation for creating foods specially designed to satisfy the unique tastes of people from a variety of cultures. His ability to work in harmony with governmental agencies, suppliers and marketing agents from a wide array of countries has helped the company serve customers in over 80 nations. Lavin has also built more than 65 production facilities in 17 countries. Over the past 20 years, they have become China’s largest poultry supplier and constructed 10 poultry processing plants there.

The expansion plans of Sheldon Lavin have included a major push into Europe. Lavin has led the company to create facilities in Spain, Poland, Hungary and Germany. He has also increased the OSI Group’s customer base in dozens of other European countries by purchasing Dutch owned Baho Food and Flagship Europe, which is based in the United Kingdom. Through it all Lavin has maintained high production and environmental stewardship standards that have garnered both him and the company numerous awards and accolades including the British Safety Council’s Globe of Honor.

Even at age 86, Sheldon Lavin remains intimately involved in the company’s day-to-day activities. Married for more than 50 years, family is near and dear to the heart of the father and grandfather. He says one of the things of which he’s proudest is the family atmosphere he has cultivated and maintained in the company, even though it has 20,000 workers on 5 continents. He does that by having an open door policy, listening to the ideas, questions and concerns of everyone from the cleaning staff to junior executives and regularly having meals with the staff. He also encourages everyone to call him by his first name. OSI’s Sheldon Lavin receives Global Visionary Award.

A warm, caring person, Sheldon Lavin regularly donates to a wide array of charities around the world.

About Sheldon Lavin: www.rmhc.org/board-of-trustees 

FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP A LEADER IN ALTERNATIVE ASSETS MANAGEMENT

Fortress Investment Group LLC is the leading, most diverse alternative investment manager globally. Fortress Investment manages a total AUM of $43.6 BILLION as of December 31, 2017, since its inception in 1998. Fortress Investment Group is in charge of more than 1,750 invested clients both institutional and private globally over a variety of real estate and credit, capital investment as well as private equity.

On December 27, 2017, SBG (SoftBank Group Corporation) announced the completion of the $3.3 billion acquisition of the Fortress Investment Group in cash. Following the end of the exchange, SBG together with its wholly possessed auxiliaries claim all outstanding Fortress shares. The fruition takes after the fulfillment of all conditions to the end of the exchange, including endorsement of the exchange by Fortress investors on the 12 of July 2017 as well as the receipts of all important administrative endorsements.

Following the acquisition, each extraordinary share in Class A was changed over to get $8.08 a share in real money, merger proceeds distributed as per installment systems sketched out in Fortress’ Definitive Proxy dated June 7, 2017. Its regular stock has ceased its transactions and is going to be deleted from the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange). Fortress’ financial outcomes will be united and diverted on SBG’s solidified budgetary articulations following the completion of acquisition date on December 27, 2017. SBG will report the effects of the union as necessary. Fortification will work inside SBG as an independent business with its headquarter in New York. Post Principals Randy Nardone, Wes Edens and Peter Briger, will keep on heading Fortress. SBG is focused on keeping up the with the authority, plan of action, mark, staff, procedures, and culture that have bolstered Fortress’ prosperity to date.

The SBG is a worldwide group with innovative players in technology who aim to steer the Information Revolution. The SBG is made up of the holding organization SBG Corporation, TOKYO: 9984, and its common arrangement of organizations, which incorporates propelled media communications, web administrations, AI, savvy mechanical technology, IoT and clean vitality innovation suppliers. In May 2017, the SBG Vision Fund, put all inclusive in the organizations and advancements that will empower the following phase of the Information Revolution, held their crucial first closure with over $93 billion in the submitted capital. Fortress is planning to make a significant push in the corporate loaning embarking on raising support under the responsibility of SBG, as per individuals comfortable with the issue.

The Japanese aggregate needed to give up specific controls to get the official endorsement for that arrangement. Fortress Investment Group is now putting crisp faces forward. It has advanced Drew McKnight and Josh Pack to managing partners, closely working with the Credit Head and co-CEO, Peter Briger. Joel Holsinger was the principal senior official to leave Fortress after its deal to SBG. He was an individual from Fortress’ managerial advisory group and the credit investment committee.

Fortress’ latest pool will suffice the next lending procedure it applies inside its Drawbridge Special Opportunities fund. The firm considers taking the direct lending fund open to the public shortly, however, no choices have been made according to one of the people. Hidden Fortress: Behind SoftBank’s $3.3B buy of the asset manager

Israeli-American Council Founder And Executive Adam Milstein

Adam Milstein has been a Managing Partner at a private real estate investment firm named Hager Pacific Properties since 2011. The Israeli-born businessman and his family moved to the U.S. in the early 1980s to pursue a better life, and within a few years after the move, he’d earned an MBA degree from the University of Southern California, then he began his career in the commercial real estate industry by becoming a sales agent. He went on from there to later become an investor at Hager Pacific Properties, which is the owner and manager of 100 properties throughout the U.S. specializing in securing and renovating homes for profit.

In addition to being a successful executive, Adam Milstein is also a philanthropist whose aim is to help Jewish youth stay connected with their heritage. Through the Adam and Gila Foundation, which he founded along with his wife in 2011, he provides sponsorship for the education of Israeli students that will encourage them to identify more with their Jewish lineage. Adam Milstein is also the co-founder and the National Chairman of the Israeli-American Council, which is one of the largest organizations in the country that is geared toward providing support to the nearly one million Israeli-Americans that currently live in the U.S.

Because of his efforts to assist those who share his heritage, in 2016, he was named one of the Top Ten 100 People who have positively influenced the lives of Jewish people in America. Adam Milstein is also an adviser to aspiring entrepreneurs, who he teaches to be passionate about solving problems related to their business, and to remain consistent in how they handle their operation. He also feels that since criticism cannot be avoided in the business world, entrepreneurs should learn from it instead of feeling discouraged by it.

Other charitable organizations that Adam Milstein and his wife are involved with include ones called Stand With Us, Project Interchange and the Israel Project. The proud Jewish businessman and father of 3 daughters was born in Haifa, Israel in 1952, and he currently resides in Encino, California with his family.

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Founder of Milstein Family Foundation, Adam Milstein Announces the Deadline for Public Voting on Israel Video Contest

Adam Milstein, founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation announced, on March 20th, 2017, the deadline for public voting ends March 29th. The public has ten days to vote, with only two days left to select their favorite videos about Israel that are entertaining, educational, and inspiring. The winner of the Grand Prize and other winners is scheduled to be announced on April 30th. Last year’s grand prize winner received hundreds of thousands of views for video, Superman’s Got Nothing on Israel.

 The 2016 winning video was featured on the Jewish Journal, Jerusalem Post, Algemeiner, and other publications and organizations. The winners of the 2017 contest will receive a total of $20,000, with the grand prize winner receiving $8,000 in cash. Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation and 12Tribe Films Foundation sponsored the Inspired By Israel Video Contest. The judging panelist comprises of independent professionals and philanthropists, including Michael Dickson, David Suissa, and Gila Milstein. Adam Milstein is enthusiastic about the contest and the selection of 10 video applicants from over 80 individuals and groups.

 Adam Milstein founded the Milstein Family Foundation with the mission to strengthen the Jewish people by educating young Jewish millennials about Israel. He co-founded Israel-American Council (IAC) which has more than 250,000 members. The organization held its first conference in 2014 with about 650 members in attendance. By 2016, over 2,000 members attended the conference that was held at its Third Annual National Conference. Jewish leaders continue to promote IAC and recruit new members to become members for growth throughout the U.S.

 Mr. Milstein serves as Chairman on IAC Board of Directors and other organizations, including Birthright Israel and StandWithUs. He also serves on the board for Jewish Funders Network, and AIPAC National Council. Adam Milstein was born in Israel and moved to the United States to attend the University of Southern California, receiving a master’s degree. He entered the real estate industry and became a partner of Hager Pacific Properties, a private commercial real estate investment firm.