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Sheldon Lavin: Leading A Food Business Empire

Sheldon Lavin is the chairman and chief executive officer of the OSI Group, LLC, one of the world’s largest suppliers of food products, food services and retail brands. He entered the industry more than 40 years ago, and has managed to grow the company exponentially and take it to where it currently is.

Sheldon Lavin previous job was an investor and a banking executive, and he also owns a financial consulting firm. However, he decided to challenge himself and entered an unfamiliar world, where he found himself working for a company focusing on supplying food products.

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The company was still named Otto & Sons back in the 1970s, and it was the first time when Sheldon Lavin met them as he assisted the company with financing inquiries. During their early days, they managed to build a meat processing plant and became the largest supplier of hamburgers in the Midwest for McDonald’s Corporation; however, they needed funding so they seek the help of Sheldon Lavin who owns a financial consulting firm back then. The banks made an agreement that in order to secure funding for Otto & Sons, Sheldon Lavin should be given an ownership position. He initially declined the bank’s offer, but Sheldon Lavin soon accepted it when a new agreement was made where he would be given a financial investment that is in the same degree as the Otto family if he decided to become a partner.

At first, he is working indirectly with the company, but as the Otto patriarch decided to retire and left his sons to manage the company, Sheldon Lavin became more involved. McDonald’s have seen the potential of their partnership with Otto & Sons, so they decided to talk with Sheldon Lavin and persuaded him to work full time with the company. Otto & Sons became OSI Group, and the company began to expand, opening new offices overseas.

They started to operate across North America and have since made their presence felt in Europe, and they also made an expansion throughout South America and Asia during the the 1980’s. When the original owners decided to retire and sell their company shares, Sheldon Lavin took over. During his term as the company’s leader, he managed to strengthen the company’s ties with its partners, making it a successful corporation.

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About The Former Chief Executive Officer Of CCMP Capital, Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray is an American private equity investor and philanthropist born in 1962; He died at the tender age of 52 due to an illness in the year 2015.

He grew up in Westchester County, New York. Stephen was married to Tami Murray, and they both had four children. He once held the position of the CEO and president of CCMP Capital. The firm works in the purchasing and development of equity deals.

He is a graduate of Boston College and Columbia Business School with B.A Economics and M.S Business Administration.

His Career began in 1984 at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation where he worked in the credit analyst training program. The company was later acquired by Chemical Bank in 1991 after which Chemical Venture Partners and Manhattan equity came together. Later in 1996, the 1991 Chemical Venture Partners merged with Chemical Bank changing the Chemical Venture Partners to Chase Capital Partners.

Going forward to 2005, Stephen Murray joined JP Morgan where he attained the role of the head of buyout business in the firm of which there was a draw out of JP Morgan Chase.

It led to Stephen founding CCMP Capital having only the development and buyout team gotten from JP Morgan draw out. It was in 2006. One year later Stephen Murray was named Chief Executive Officer of the company. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://culturebytes.org/the-exponential-growth-of-ccmp-capital-under-stephen-murrays-leadership/

The company mainly works in the energy, healthcare, consumer and industrial sectors. It has carried out numerous investments like the Warner Chilcott Plc, Capela Inc., and Quiznos Corp.

Until his demise Stephen Murray has been the CEO of CCMP Capital, which now has acquired the position of being the biggest private equity company. The company has been able to invest up to $500 M of investment in every subsequent transaction. He left the firm just a short period nearing to his death due to health problems.

Stephen had participated in many board seats like the Warner Chilcott, Aramark, Cabela’s, Jethro JMDH, Octagon Credit Investors and Crestcom International.

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Stephen P. Murray, 52; Financial Executive; Stamford Resident; Vice Chair Boston College Board of Trustees
5 Questions with Stephen Murray, CEO of CCMP Capital