OSI Group President David McDonald grew up on a family farm in Iowa. Today as an international leader of one of the world’s largest food processing companies, that “family value” ethic he learned on the farm is more important than ever to the success of his company.Specifically, David McDonald says OSI views its customers as family. When you do that, things like making a profit and company growth just take care of themselves. That’s because members of a family are those you take care of naturally — you listen to them, understand their needs, get to the bottom of their problems and challenges — and then do everything you can to help them succeed.
Such an attitude is refreshing in a firm as large as OSI. Currently the company operates 65 facilities in 17 countries around the business world. OSI employs more than 20,000 people globally. Forbes magazine lists OSI Group as No. 58 on its tally of largest American privately owned companies. Annual income exceeds $6 billion. The company has more than a century of history of OSI. It was established in 1909 as a one-man operation by a German immigrant.One might think that when an organization gets as massive as OSI, concepts like individualized attention to specific customers would go by the wayside. But President McDonald said his operation has strived to do just the opposite. Individual attention remains paramount.
McDonald likes to talk about partnerships. He doesn’t see OSI Group merely as a “supplier” but as a fully integrated partner with every establishment it serves, be that a fast food restaurant, convenience store chain or a small specialty meat shop. McDonalds said he loves it when a customer “challenges” his team to come up with innovative business solutions. He’s proud of the flexibility built within the corporate culture of OSI.Other hallmarks of the OSI brand are safety, wholesomeness and superior quality product. OSI Group enjoys an almost legendary reputation worldwide for its obsessive commitment to foods that are safe, pure, wholesome, healthy and which are simply delicious. Nothing less will do for members of one’s own family.
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade started out his career as a doctor after earning his degree in medicine, but over the years he decided to focus on being an entrepreneur rather than a medical physician. Born in Brazil, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade made a name for himself in the medical industry, which made the transition to a business owner a little easier on him thanks to his reputation and success. Roughly four decades ago, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade founded a car dealership in Brazil known as CAOA. Since that time, more than one million people have purchased a vehicle from Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade’s company. In less than a decade, CAOA became one of the leading automotive companies in the market.
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade has kept his company at the forefront of environmental protection. Many other companies throughout Latin America has been reprimanded or found to be discarding their waste into the environment and showing no care for how it affects the country or its people. CAOA has won awards for their participation in improving the environment in Brazil. CAOA has gone as far as reforesting several different areas throughout the country. It didn’t take long for Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade’s company to blow up in the market, but they are uncontested as the leading automotive dealership in Latin America today.
CAOA was founded back in 1979 and within the first six years, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade was able to acquire Ford Landau. This acquisition enabled his company to become a leading distributor of Ford Vehicles in the Brazilian market and it was all uphill from there. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade has made several smart acquisitions over the years, from Subaru to Hyundai. By 2007, CAOA built a factory dedicated to their Hyundai partnership which was constructed in Anapolis. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade strategically selected this location as a prime spot in Brazil for automotive sales for Hyundai.
Ryan Seacrest is a unique host that started off as the original host of American Idol. He started with another host, but after the first season of two people hosting the show, Ryan Seacrest was given the full role of the host of American Idol. His career catapulted quickly after the first few seasons when the show was reaching millions upon millions of viewers across the nation every single week. The show reached its pinnacle in just its first few seasons, and it quickly opened the door later on to create newer shows also in the world of music and competition.
What Is It About Ryan Seacrest That Built His Career?
According to GQ, what’s unique about this man isn’t so much that he was just a good host, but it was also the fact that he had charisma and a personality that stemmed far deeper than a music reality television show. He appeared in interviews and red carpets with a sense of style and upbeat personality that he had such a stronghold on his fans. He buildup his own fanbase simply because of his unique approach to business and being a celebrity himself. He has taken his life to new heights by becoming a successful business man and philanthropist. As per hollywoodreporter.com, he created the Ryan Seacrest Foundation which has been responsible for inspiring the youth through different entertainment initiatives. Seacrest is continuing to create an inspiring place for the young to gain knowledge about the industry and media.
Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) has starred and hosted in all sorts of shows outside of just American Idol. Whether it’s co-hosting a show with incredible Kelly Ripa or even hosting his very own radio show, Seacrest does it all. His infamous sounding voice has made him a millionaire.
He also provides an incredible producing ability through his production company. He currently produces the spinoffs and the current show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, alongside several Netflix and other TV shows. He is the man that does it all, and when people ask him how he does it, he explains that it’s his drive and general motivation that keeps him going daily.
Financial management is not always easy, but it clearly becomes easier when there are advisors like the ones from HCR Wealth Advisors in place to help you sort out the things that matter the most. Wealth management is a serious matter that often should be handled by the professionals. This is why HCR Wealth Advisors is called upon by investors to help them with retirement planning at different stages of life.
The cash management analysis and budgeting is something that is needed for people that want to get a better perspective on how they can improve their financial plans. For people that are just starting to get their portfolio started it will be beneficial to have a guide. Multi-generational planning is needed if someone is serious about passing their money down to the next generation. HCR Wealth Advisors makes sure that these investors have a place to put their money.
HCR Wealth Advisors is providing people with a chance to review their stock market options and deferred compensation plans. There are also estate planning options and active portfolio management possibilities in place as well.
This company benefits individual investors, but there is also room for plans for businesses that want to start 401K plans and business valuation consulting. The advisors that have become part of the team with HCR Wealth Advisors has a lot of experience. This team has worked with many clients from all different backgrounds to help them build a better plan for themselves, their families, and their businesses.
There are also insurance services that are offered by HCR Wealth Advisors, a registered investment advisory firm, that can provide long term care and insurance benefits for companies. HCR Wealth Advisors has become quite involved in establishing relationships that last for a lifetime. This ensures that proper plans are put in place for different stages of life. More people are looking for companies that have planners that have this extensive connection with the clients that are being served.
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Victoria Doramus is no stranger to addiction, having an Adderall and cocaine habit since her teenage years. Despite traveling the world and having a stellar career in marketing and journalism, Victoria is not immune to the ills of substance abuse. Today Victoria is helping others with similar issues, and since she has had firsthand experience her involvement is invaluable.
According to Medium, Victoria has been in three rehabs over the course of about seven years. At 26, Victoria checked herself in to a rehab center in Tucson Arizona called Sierra Tucson. Victoria would stay in Sierra Tucson for 45 days. After she completed the 45 day rehab program, Victoria moved to LA. While in LA, Victoria continued to struggle with substance abuse and was determined to get her addictions under control of her all. Attempting to live in different states and living in London England for a while, Victoria was attempting to run away from her issues instead of facing them head on.
Unable to control her urges and drug use, Victoria Doramus checked herself into yet another rehab center in Connecticut. This time Victoria would stay for 60 days. After she left the second rehab facility, Victoria moved to New York City. In New York, Victoria would see her life spiral out of control. Developing a very bad prescription drug habit and becoming homeless, Victoria (@victoriadoramus) was arrested in 2016.
At this point, Victoria had had enough and was determined to get her life back together and conquer her drug addictions. Victoria flew to Dallas, and enrolled in the Burning Tree, her third attempt at rehab. Burning Tree unlike the other rehabs centers around their 12 step programs and requires a year to complete. After completing the 12 step program at the Burning Tree, Victoria finally equipped with the tools to control her life and help others.
Hussain Sajwani made his company in the best way he knew how. He wanted to help people see the growth opportunities and use that to continue getting better while he did things the right way. There were times when Hussain Sajwani struggled to get the help he needed and that’s what made things better for him. Since he knew what it was like to struggle when he first started DAMAC, as mentioned at Saudi Projects, he felt there were things he could do that would allow him the chance to help more people. His goals all depended on how hard he had to work and what he could do to give more people the options they needed. He always felt confident in helping people with the issues they faced and that’s what made it harder for him to do things the way other companies did. He didn’t mind, though. Instead, Hussain Sajwani focused on making DAMAC the best company possible and growing it in a way that others didn’t understand.
According to Property Finder, DAMAC is now one of the biggest real estate investment companies in the country. The company is worth billions of dollars and that helps them make the most out of different situations. Hussain Sajwani knew what he wanted to do and continues pushing to help other people with the issues they have when they’re developing real estate. Not only does Hussain Sajwani care about his own business but he also uses it to make sure he can help people with theirs.
There are times when Hussain Sajwani, the DAMAC Owner, might struggle with some of the issues that come from running DAMAC. In fact, he believes he can make things easier on those who are in different situations from him because of the way he offers positive experiences for everyone. There were times when Hussain Sajwani knew what he wanted to do to make things better and that’s how he pushed for new opportunities in the industry. It helped Hussain Sajwani make the best decisions while he was growing his industry. The options he now has with DAMAC are better than what others have with the industry standards. View Sajwani’s work history here.
Wes Edens is a private equity investor, sports team owner, successful American businessman, and the Founder and Chairman of Fortress Investment Group, which is one of the largest alternative asset managers in the world. He started out his career by making a decision to go to college, and he chose to attend Oregon State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Of Science Degree in Finance and Business Administration. After finishing up his education, he went to work with the Lehman Brothers in 1987 where he took on the responsibilities as the managing director and partner of the company. After working with the Lehman Brothers company for six years, he moved on and went to work for BlackRock and more specifically its private equity division known as BlackRock Asset Investors. He eventually became BlackRock’s managing director and a partner and worked with the company for four years.
In 1998, Wes Edens, along with five other principal partners, founded Fortress Investment Group. It was originally named Fortress Investments, and Edens quickly gained attention from the media as the Wall Street Journal commended him for his excellent and creative investment style. In 2007, Fortress Investment Group went public and was making millions of dollars for its investors and team members. Edens eventually took over as the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors for the company when it fell into a slump, and he worked hard to help Fortress make a comeback by offering subprime lending. In 2017, Fortress Investment Group created an eSports gaming team they named FlyQuest, and Wes Edens was a large part of this. To this day, the eSports team competes in the League of Legends North American Championship Series.
In 2008, Wes Edens ranked #962 on Forbes list of billionaires, and his net worth was described as being around $1.2 billion. He has gone on to earn plenty more money after 2008 and is still listed near the top of billionaire lists. In 2014, he decided to purchase the Milwaukee Bucks from Herb Kohl, and his partner Marc Lasry and himself bought the team for $550 million. Part of their agreement was that they would keep the team in Wisconsin and construct a new arena so the team could move on from the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Wes Edens, now, enjoys spending time with his wife, Lynn, and their four children, and he looks forward to continuing his work as a team owner and businessman from the United States.
When we talk about a transformative leader with an impact on a company, even after he has resigned from its leadership at the top of the list is Louis Chenevert. He is the former chief executive officer and chairman of United Technologies Corporation. He was elected chief executive officer and president of United Technologies Corporation in 2014. He served in this capacity until he retired in 2014, November. Before joining UTC, he was also the CEO of Pratt and Whitney. The idea behind United Technologies came about as a contribution from a small team who had a clear understanding of what it takes to satisfy a customer’s needs and deliver products that stand out from those currently in the market.
The change in the way UTC did its brought about a significant impact on the world. For instance, the F135 engine redefined the military vehicles. There was also the development of the GTF engine. It was a game changer when it came to jet engines. The GTF engine has a 50% noise reduction rate, 20% decrease in burning fuel and it brought about a significant difference in airplane engine designs. The technological ideas according to Louis Chenevert were a result of engineering and operational talent. With a small team and a functional leadership team, he was able to maintain the focus of his workers, and they would end up developing technology that ended up changing the world.
The one trend that excites Louis Chenevert is the speed of change and technology that has resulted in the acceleration of the company’s products into the future. When asked about the habits that make him productive as an entrepreneur, Louis Chenevert gave a few of them some of them include relentless follow-up, focus, passion naming but a few. Of all the jobs Louis Chenevert had, the worst one was his first job at GM as a supervisor. The one thing that Louis Chenevert would do differently if given the opportunity is observing internal politics and how disruptive it can be to the achievement of extraordinary results. His biggest strategy for growing any business is open thinking and relentless focus.
It was in February 1999 that Jordan Lindsey became an executive in the business world. He worked for about two and a half years for Maximum Capital Management Inc. as a vice president. He became an entrepreneur in November 2005 when he launched his own company, JCL Capital. This is a financial services firm which is based in the Bay Area of California. Since last year he has also been serving as a financial and technology advisor to Energia Global. Additionally, he is the CEO at another business called Prive Information Service, Inc., where he has been since February 2012.
The three main areas in which Jordan Lindsey works are equities, asset management, and blockchain technology. His main method of managing assets is through using algorithms. He is very experienced with cryptocurrencies and as a programmer he created Bitcoin Growth Bot. His program is used by himself and other Bitcoin traders to buy and sell this cryptocurrency using a 100% transparent method.
Jordan Lindsey is also deeply involved in government-backed currency trading. In the first half of 2017, for example, he created an algorithm to use on the Metatrader 4 online trading platform. He says this algorithm has been very successful for him when it comes to trading on foreign exchange markets.
In his personal life, he is married to Giovanna Acha and they have two young children. Jordan Lindsey’s wife is the daughter of a very popular Mexican singer, Emmanuel. They once conducted an interview together for HELLO! Mexico where they talked about parenting, including the births of their children. They said that Giovanna had an underwater and all natural childbirth which only involved her and Jordan.
When parenting issues come up Jordan Lindsey and Giovanna Acha said that they have a great counselor in their lives. This is Giovanna’s sister-in-law who is married to her brother, Alexander. She added that Emmanuel is a proud grandfather of her two children as well as her brother’s son, Mikel.
Ara Chackerian is an entrepreneur investor and philanthropist. He is currently the managing director of ASC Capital Holdings, LLC. The company invests in healthcare startups that have the potential of reinventing the United States healthcare system. He also the co-founder of TMS Health solutions a healthcare company dealing with the treatment of resistant depression using a technique known as Transcranial magnetic stimulation. Ara Chackerian has a marketing degree from the Florida state university.
His knowledge and experience span two decades were he has worked with many healthcare companies. He has even co-founded some of the companies and has overseen their growth and expansion. Some of the companies he has so far managed to work with include; BMC Diagnostics, and Pipeline Rx and where he serves in various capacities including; Chief Executive Officer, Executive Chairman, and Executive vice president.
Ara Chackerian has been particularly thrilled by the digital healthcare trend which he says has the potential of improving the healthcare system. Ara sees Algorithms as a tool that can be used in the treatment of patients suffering from depression.
Besides his investments and entrepreneurial abilities, Ara has also taken part in many philanthropic forums. He has helped co-found and assist charitable organizations in achieving their objectives. He, in particular, has taken a great interest in youth development and education affairs. So far his philanthropic activities have seen him go to as far as Armenia, the United States and Nicaragua. Besides, he has interests in environmental issues which have seen him invest in teak reforestation programs in Nicaragua and supporting youth ecological organizations such as JUMA ventures and CREA Nicaragua.
Ara’s time has been dedicated towards areas such a strategy, coaching and vision. He says his ideas stem from the many life experiences he has faced. Each day he strives to create that sustainable balance between his philanthropic works, entrepreneurship and investments to realize his goals efficiently. Check out pipelinerx for more.
His advice to the young minds is to choose the right partner because it is one of the key pillars in ensuring an organization excels. Moreover, Ara Chackerian thinks budding and seasoned entrepreneurs should appreciate the efforts of their business partners. Check out flickr