David McDonald was born and raised in northeast Iowa. In 1987, he earned an animal science bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. He received the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award for his high character and outstanding academic achievements.
He started his career in Chicago at OSI Industries working on the supply chain. Sheldon Lavin originally hired him as an intern. The company was improving and growing at a rapid rate at that time. McDonald learned about the technical issues and the vision of the OSI leadership. He embraced the corporate culture and worked his way up to become President and COO of OSI Group, LLC. He and the company view their customers as family, and they want to make products that they would feed their own families. He is also OSI Industries’ Project Manager. He is OSI International Foods Pty Limited’s Director.
By 2001, OSI was already doing business in China before any Chinese joined the World Trade Organization. OSI hoped to benefit from the Chinese economy’s rapid growth. David McDonald helped the company enter joint-ventures with Chinese companies by learning everything there was to know about the Chinese bureaucracy. David told CEOCFO Magazine that flexibility, patience, and trust ensure a rewarding partnership.
David McDonald still supports his fraternity with scholarship funding. He is active in its Agriculture Entrepreneurship Initiative. He supported Iowa State’s AGR house’s fundraising campaign. In 2004, he was given the ISU Alumni Association’ Young Alumni Award for his alumni activism. The university gave him the Emerging Philanthropic Award in 2014. He donates a lot of his time to the St. Michael Parish.
David McDonald is the American Meat Institute’s chairman of the board of directors. He is also sits on OSI Group’s board of directors. Since 2008, he has held the position of Independent Director at Marfrig Global Foods S.A. He and his wife, Malinda live in Warrenville, Ill with their four youngest children. Their two oldest are currently attending Iowa State.
OSI Group has risen from humble beginnings of a small butcher shop in Chicago to a food processing giant found on almost every continent. The success of this company is partly attributed to one man who joined as an outsider in the family business but eventually became part of the family. He is the CEO and Chairman of OSI Group Sheldon Lavin. Lavin has gained massive popularity in the food processing and meat industry due to his work with OSI. He not only expanded the company domestically within the US but also internationally across North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia.
Sheldon Lavin at OSI Group
Sheldon Lavin joined OSI Group more than forty years ago as an investment consultant thanks to his background as a banking executive and an investor. He became the third partner then became a half partner when one of the Otto brothers sold his shares. Eventually, Lavin earned total voting control when the other brother retired and become both CEO and Chairman in the early 1980s. At the time he was joining it was known as Otto& Sons but it rebranded to OSI Group after he joined in 1975. Lavin took it upon himself to grow and expand the company by overseeing a number of acquisitions such as Baho Foods and Tyson Foods among others during his tenure. He has also enforced a culture of teamwork which was essential in order to expand.
Moreover, Lavin has ensured that OSI is focused on green innovation in a bid to reduce environmental impact. This has made OSI win a number of sustainability awards. At the moment OSI is in more than sixty countries with over 200,000 employees. His mission is to promote a sustainable supply chain while making contributions to the society. To this effect, Mr. Lavin gives back through different charities that deal with chronic illnesses, sick children, Jewish organizations and college funds. These charities include Ronald McDonald House Foundation which offers housing accommodation and amenities to families tackling serious illnesses. His leadership has seen him receive the Global Visionary Award in 2016 by India’s Vision World Academy.
Working in the financial world can be exciting and challenging. There is huge possibilities when it comes to becoming financially independent. Businessman Igor Cornelsen knows of this all too well, and he had been working in the field since 1970. It has had its ups and downs but all in all had been worth it.
Originally from Brazil, Igor Cornelsen attended Federal University of Parana He studied engineering, but changed his major to economics after two years of school. It would totally define his career and was the right choice in the end. After graduating from college, Mr. Cornelsen jumped into the work world at an investment banker. His time studying engineering did not go to waste. Igor used it in his job as an investment banker by calculating numbers like interest rates. The successful businessman really excelled at his job, and his talent and hard work did not go unnoticed. In 1974, he was promoted at Multibanco to the board of directors. Mr. Cornelsen continued his corporate climb and became chief executive officer for the company two years later.
Igor worked at other banking institutions and reached new levels of success. In 1995, Mr. Cornelsen was ready to take the leap and start his own investment firm. All the experience he had acquired in the banking world would benefit his company. Each day Igor Cornelsen studies the world markets to stay up to date on what’s happening. His favorite news source is Reuters. It is unbiased with its information and really helps him stay productive. Catching financial trends before anyone else is exciting to Igor, so he works hard to do that. He does not tries not to listen to others, but instead trusts his own gut. This has been a lifelong lesson for Igor. He would advise his younger self to not listen to peers in the market and their opinions. Instead, he would read more up on the information coming out at the time. It would be more accurate and then he would use his own gut to figure things out. Mr. Cornelsen now lives in Boca Raton, Florida where he is able to live and work in his own time.
It is often said that the only things guaranteed in life are death and taxes. However, the aging process is another aspect of life that people everywhere are required to face no matter their social or economic status. Dr. Dov Rand’s practice focuses on assisting patients with coping with the negative side affects of aging. While most doctors prefer a treatment approach that is more focused on fighting a particular issue at a time, Dr. Dov Rand prefers treating his patients from on a more comprehensive level. Dr. Dov Rand understands that specific issues that manifest throughout the aging process are best dealt with by addressing multiple factors in the patient’s life, not only the factors that have directly led to the issue currently affecting the patient.
One of the basic principles that guides Dr. Dov Rand’s practice is a desire to empower patients to understand their health so that they may make informed decisions. Indeed, it is possible for medicine to be a collaborative process, rather than the patient blindly following a doctor’s instructions. Dr. Dov Rand helps his patients make changes in their lives through changing their diets or increasing their intake of supplements with the goal of maximizing the patient’s quality of life while also combatting whatever ailment they are suffering from.
Dr. Dov Rand believes that western medicine can work in harmony with eastern traditions such as acupuncture therapy. This gives patients of Dr. Rand the ability to fight their ailments through traditional methods in conjunction with therapies that are typically ignored by doctors that dismiss the value of centuries old eastern techniques. Dr. Dov Rand ensures that his patients are evaluated and treated according to the western standards, which often includes sending his patients to specialists, while also giving his patients the chance to experiment with holistic approaches. Therefore, patients seeking to be treated using the best of western and eastern medical approaches will find an excellent physician in Dr. Dov Rand.
As a physician, Jeffrey Aronin usually decides on how he treats his ailing patients. For instance, he once had a child under his care that was having seizures. He had to choose between medication which was a difficult call and surgery that could have been rough, but to ensure a full recovery. Eventually, Aronin chose medication. This helped to avoid possible complications as a result of surgery. Jeffrey Aronin believes that to further his career he has to build a relationship with his patients. As a result, his patients motivated him to establish Ovations Pharmaceuticals LLC.
Jeffrey Aronin attained his bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University. Later on, he obtained an MBA from DePaul University. He soon started a career in the healthcare sector as a doctor. Aronin discovered that most people obtain their medication from the pharmaceutical industry. This motivated him to create Ovations Pharmaceuticals in 2000 to assist patients. He wanted his career to focus fully on drugs development and catering for patient’s needs. Aronin pharmaceutical company was going to stand out from others since its focus was to address specific problems affecting patients. He aimed at changing other people’s lives.
In 2009, Lundbeck which was a Danish company offered to buy Aronin’s pharmaceutical company for $900 million. Jeffrey Aronin remained as the CEO of Ovations Pharmaceuticals. The company continues to be successful in helping patients with rare medical conditions. All this is attributed to a physician who wanted to make a difference while treating his patients. This will help to advance the healthcare systems around the world.
Paragon biosciences continue to invest in biotech companies that focus on helping patients with unmet medical needs. Some of the companies it has assisted include Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals and Harmony Biosciences. Jeffrey Aronin success in pharmaceutical industries has attracted investors that hope to change the lives of patients with the rare condition. Paragon is in an appropriate position with other biotech companies to deliver medical solutions to patients with special needs. His foundation is at the forefront to research medical conditions and diseases that have been overlooked for long.
From the time Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi started working as the CEO at Bradesco Bank, he knew he had to make some changes for the bank. He also knew there were positive things he could do that would have a big impact on the way the bank worked. He always wanted people to understand he was doing the best job possible and they were the most important thing to him. For Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, the point of creating something great was so he could continue serving his customers in the right way.
As long as Luiz knew what he could do and knew there were things that would make a difference for other people, he could show them they had a chance to try everything out. He could also show people who never had a chance at the best banking before what it was really like to have a bank that truly cared. Even though Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi had to make decisions that were difficult, he felt he needed to do it so he could try and help other people. Even when Luiz was doing things that made the bank better, he did things that would continue growing and helping the economy.
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By the time Luiz felt confident about what he did and about the options he had at the banks, he realized there were many times when people could do things right. He also realized the banking industry changed a lot and he’d have to do things that would help him adjust to all these changes. CEO Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi felt good about what he did and didn’t worry too much about the implications that came from the offerings he had. The bank continued getting better. While Luiz felt he was doing things right, he also felt he had a chance to show other people what they could get out of different situations.
Even though Luiz knew things would change and knew things would get better, he felt good about the right way to do things. It all went back to the hard work he put into the industry and the hard work he did for other people. The options he had were much different from what other CEOs used according to meioemensagem.com.br. Since Luiz knew what it was like to be in a lower position at the bank as bank clerk, he felt he could connect with more people who were in those positions. He felt good about giving attention to the issues these people faced.
After every time he made a choice to help others. He also made choices that had positive impacts on the bank. Everything he did went back to working with others and giving other people positive experiences. Since Luiz Carlos didn’t focus on making the bank better, it got better. In fact, it became the second largest bank in Brazil. By focusing just on the customers, he set himself up to make sure things were going to get better and the bank was going to see vast improvements no matter what. It was his goal to make it the best it could be.
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After weeks of not posting anything on Twitter, Shervin Pishevar really let loose after tweeting 50 points in a matter of just 21 hours. Many of the tweets had dark predictions for the US economy and big businesses in the United States.
Shervin Pishevar is a well-known angel investor in the Silicon Valley area. He has received a variety of awards and recognitions, including one given by Barack Obama in 2015. He was appointed to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. He is of Iranian descent and was given an Ellis Island Medal of Honor in the year 2016. The last time he was heard from on Twitter was in December 2017 when he announced that he would be resigning from Sherpa Capital, which is a venture capital fund that has invested in well-known companies like Munchery and Uber. He also spent some time as a strategic advisor to Uber.
Shervin Pishevar’s Twitter storm came in response to a steep drop in the stock market. He feels that things are going to continue to get worse before they will get better. All of the gains from 2018 are already forgone, and Shervin Pishevar predicts that the gains from 2017 will be gone soon as well. He warned that every asset class has proven to be overvalued and that everyone should scramble for safety. However, he says it will not be found anywhere. He thinks that the reason why there will be continued losses are because of increasing interest rates, tax giveaways, and continued credit account deficits.
Almost midway through the Twitter storm, Shervin Pishevar talked about quantitative easing. This is a process that is used by the government where central banks can buy bonds. It has been used effectively in the past to reset the market. He tells everyone to not be fooled if the government turns to this tactic again. He says that it has been used too many times in the past to continue to be effective.
Shervin Pishevar had especially ominous predictions for big funds, especially managed future funds and volatility indices. He believes there is precedent to expect one of the big ones to bite the bullet.
On the Forbes list of billionaires for the year, 2007, Randal Alan Nardone was ranked number 557. Randal is Co-Founder, Principal and Director of Fortress Investment Group. He earned his undergraduate degree from University of Connecticut and received his professional legal degree (J.D.) from Boston University School of Law. Long before achieving billionaire status as an entrepreneur; Randal was honing his legal skills and fine tuning his business acumen through working for others. After earning his law degree, his started a legal career with the New York law firm, Thacher Proffitt & Wood. He would later become a partner before transitioning into the investment arena; working for two prestigious firms, Blackrock Financial Management and UBS Switzerland.
Fortress Investment Group was formed by Randal Nardone and four other partners in 1998. The firm deals in alternative assets, real estate investments and closed end funds. In two decades as a business entity, the investment company has reached many milestones; but perhaps none more important than becoming the first US private equity firm to be publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Fortress has created separate business legs, these include Fortress Registered Investment Trust, and Fortress Credit Corporation. Randal is also the Principal and Director of Fortress Registered Investment Trust. This is a closed end fund (CEF) created in 1999. Randal Nardone’s career earnings after the public shares were traded reached $1.8 billion. He played a pivotal role in the acquisition of Fortress Investment Group by SoftBank. Nardone reflected on the strategic developments, he said that any type of deal that can be made as private equity firm, increases share dividends also referred to as stock dividends.
Because this attracts new investors, which Nardone says will help drive new business since private investments are slowing down. The $3.3 billion deal with SoftBank was “the right move” at the precise time.Essentially, SoftBank purchased Fortress Investment Trust shares at $8.08, which was considerably higher than their NYSE value of $5.83. The deal offered solid footing for Fortress moving forward with positive developments. SoftBank will add assets to the firm. Randal Nardone is also credited with being instrumental in avoiding acquired assets before the real estate collapse. He lead his firm into investments that were prospering, despite downturns in the economy. Fortress Investment Group purchased commodities such as railways, ski resorts and casinos. Areas that weren’t affected by the subprime borrowers.
Hussain Sajwani, is the creator, Chairman, and CEO of the DAMAC Group. The astute visionary managed to flawlessly adapt to major industry variances rapidly. Hussain Sajwani hailed from an entrepreneurial background where his father manned a thriving family business. His father sold imported watches and pens, while his mother sold various fabrics and household goods. Hussain Sajwani discovered entrepreneurship skills since the unbelievable age of 3. There he experienced the concepts that change is inevitable and successes are stemmed from overcoming the challenges that it may bring. His father contributed dubious hours to the family business, which fostered a clear understanding of what it took to become prosperous. This very strategy kept his father in front of his market.
In time Hussain Sajwani would incorporate this same brilliant mindset in his own business endeavors. The young and studious Mr. Sajwani ventured off to business school in pursuit of a medical career. During his educational passage, he often practiced small business tactics, profiting from quick merchandise resales. Unfortunately, the business man’s academic journey ended. Hussain Sajwani recognized a timely opportunity in the real estate arena which allowed him to create his own wealth. He began investing in residential real estate property and development. The innovative leader made strides to stand out from the rest of his competition. He exclusively focused on luxury construction projects.
His successes stemmed from being able to pinpoint the wave of change and strategically react to it swiftly with sustainable reinforcement. He too developed a propensity to understand his market inside and out-becoming established as a headliner in the industry. Hussain Sajwani experienced the reverberations of the economic meltdown of 2008 and was able to stay afloat by way of ingenuity, expertise, and partnership efforts. Since that era, Hussain Sajwani has exploded in the property development space, going on to partner with industry juggernauts like Donald Trump, Versace, Fendi, Cavalli, and Bugatti to name a few. The insightful leader also has led his brand to the London Stock Exchange-breaking barriers for Middle Eastern real estate markets. Hussain Sajwani impresses as a forward-thinking evolver in the business industry.
DAMAC owner Hussain Sajwani has sprung a second tower design into action for lavish AYKON Plaza. The brilliant Chief Executive Officer for DAMAC Properties is in construction phase on the 1.7 million square feet monumental project purposed for 6 luxury residential towers. The high-end development will resemble a small city structure. It consists of serviced apartments, baronial residences, and charming hotels and office space.
The built-up community has emerged as the city’s gateway to entertainment and luxury ambiance. The magnificent high-rise prepares to deliver 49 resident floors in addition to leisure levels and three basements. DAMAC owner Hussain Sajwani created the firm in 2002, after successfully monetizing an investment deal on a residential real estate building in Dubai. Mr. Sajwani pushed the industry’s envelope by taking DAMAC to the next level; the company is the first Middle Eastern firm to trade publicly on the London Stock Exchange.
DAMAC Properties has made a palpable impact on Dubai’s development expansion. Its structures have transformed skylines for across Dubai. The accomplished CEO creates an experience of opulence that is forever evolving. No two facilities offer the same modeling, construct, nor amenities. The brilliant business owner remains in front of the development market, delivering features such as elegant swimming pools, regal spas, sleek cafes, state of the art fitness areas, and fine dining. He carries over his impeccable sense style to every new installation.
DAMAC owner Hussain Sajwani has partnered with fashion giants Versace and Fendi, incorporating unmatched interior residence styling and decor. The savvy entrepreneur’s mixed-use portfolio has 44,000 units of property in various stages of development, including the world-class AYKON Plaza in AYKON City, Dubai. Luxury is unprecedented, locales are breathtaking and bustling with unrivaled entertainment and city zest. Mr. Sajwani and DAMAC Properties have launched newly developed creative expressions within AYKON City Dubai.