For years now, OSI Group has either been entering joint business ventures or acquiring different warehouses, processing plants, poultry processing facilities, and farms. These acquisitions and partnerships are all part of the company’s goal of becoming a premier international food provider.
The company intends to become a leading brand not only in the United States but in the entire North American continent as well as the continent of Europe and eventually the entire globe. So far, the company has several facilities in North America, Australia, India, and China. The company also operates a collaborated venture called Gen OSI that is situated in the Philippines. The company has also been able to extensively expand its poultry business in China, Europe and in the United States.
OSI Group has recently reached a double processing capacity of what used to be its chicken processing quantity. The company was able to do so by making a seventeen million dollar investment into the processing facilities and by doing so has been able to come from a capacity of twelve thousand tones to twenty-four thousand tons of chicken. With this quantity, the company will be able to produce a variety of chicken products and widen its market. This expansion has been extended to the Spain Toledo facility that not only processes chicken but also pork and a variety of beef products as well. This expansion means more than just more money and market reach for the company. It also means that more jobs will be created in this processing plants and the local market is also prone to expansion.
Other food processing plant acquisitions that the company has made recently include the acquisition of the Baho Food processing plant in Dutch, the Tyson Food Pant in Chicago and the Europe Flagship in Europe.
Background of OSI Group
OSI group started out as a local butcher shop owned by a German immigrant in the year 1909. Since then, the company has come from Otto and Sons to OSI . The name change and rebranding were done in the year 1975 after its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman became Sheldon Lavin.
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Successful businessman and financial advisor Michael Burwell have been one of Willis Towers Watson’s most important assets. Michael Burwell is the current Chief Financial advisor for the company, however, his career has taken him all over the business world. Mr. Burwell would earn his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan State and was recently named Alumnus of the year at his university.
Afterward, Mr. Michael Burwell would serve 31 years in Pricewaterhouse Cooper. There he would gain much of his experience, from serving as a partner in their Detroit division to being Vice Chairman Global. In a sit-down interview, with Michael Burwell, we get to delve deeper into an aspect of his life and personality that has made him so successful.
What does your daily routine look like?
Mr. Burwell tells us that his typical day begins with making his bed, no matter where he’s at in the world making his bed gives him a sense of accomplishments right off the bat. Afterward, Mr.Burwell will get on his bike and ride around thinking and going through everything he needs to do that particular day.
What is some advice for younger businessmen/women?
Sometimes partnerships are not the way to go. Collaboration has a way of giving you the lowest denominator, so his advice, don’t try to make everyone happy, it’ll only give sub-par results.
What is one positive habit that you have?
Mike states that his listening skills are a habit that everyone should practice at getting good at. Listening will allow you to better understand people and situations, who knows, maybe they have an idea of for the next Uber or Airbnb.
What has been one of your most recent failures?
Mr. Burwell was a leading force into a new up and coming technology, however, according to Mr.Burwell, the market had changed and evolved into where our product would not be successful, millions of dollars in he decided to end the program. Although seen as a failure, he saw it as a decision that saved the company from a worse fate, both financially and in image.
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The world is changing every passing day because of technology. Technology plays a vital role in the lives of human beings. From sending an email to introducing new business ideas, everything happens with the help of technology. Similarly, the healthcare industry is also progressing due to technology. Now, marketing professionals are finding a way to focus on the expansion of the organizations, but without compromising on the budget.
Krishen Iyer, the CEO and founder of Managed Benefit Services, based in Carlsbad, California, does, just that. His company is focused on providing consulting and marketing to dental and health insurance companies. Krishen Iyer had to work hard to reach where he is today. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University. Apart from having such a remarkable career in the industry, Krishen Iyer is also known to be a well-wisher of the society as he has done community works in Carlsbad, California. Not just that, he also performed relief work in Haiti.
When it comes to his achievements, Krishen Iyer says that they are hard to define as he always sets higher goals for his Carlsbad based company. He encourages other marketers who work in the field of health, to do so as well. Krishen Iyer says that he has already established long term and short term goals for his Carlsbad based company, Managed Benefit Services. He says that by doing so, the risks are being minimized. According to him, the formula for success in the field of marketing in healthcare is finding the right customers at the right time. And not just that, marketers should also find a way to keep those customers engaged. After all, when you work in the field that helps other people live, even the smallest thing you do, could have a huge impact on another person’s life.
Nick Vertucci is a great investor in the real estate industry. He initially started with a Tech Business and specialised with the sales of computer accessories. The business picked up pretty well such that he managed to make his first million. Unfortunately, this success was short lived as the business came to an instant ending during the peak of the dot-com crash. He underwent such a severe loss to the extent that he almost lost his home. In his conversation, Nick Vertucci noted that he went through tremendous stress and depression. He said that for the real estate business, he first entered a real estate training session that instilled him with much information and knowledge since he got a mentor who helped him to alter his mindset.
After he created a strong and robust mental foundation and combined it with his real estate business which was his financial vehicle that was aimed at earning him financial freedom, he managed to make a difference in his life and business career. He gained much success that regained and even surpassed his previous financial status. He attained great motivation that triggered him towards composing a book to share his success story and the strategies that he implemented to get to the point he is. He called the book: Seven Figures Decision, Having the Balls to Succeed. His primary goal for the book if to act as a guide to all those facing hardships in their businesses.
Seven Figures Decision was published by Lioncrest Publishing and is comprised of 350 pages that outlines the fundamental and the most critical stages that are incorporated in the foundation of the life-changing philosophy of Nick Vertucci that enabled him to attain financial freedom and develop stronger and rigid sustainable business. The fact is that everyone is fond of rags-to-riches stories. But it’s even better to hear of a rag-to-riches then back-to-rags and finally reverts-to-riches. This was stated by Kevin Harrington when he acknowledged and endorsed the Seven Figures Decision book by Nick.
Nick Vertucci ventured in the tech business without any income nor education but managed to make a fortune that led to great success in the tech industry. He then lost it all, but like a real and highly dedicated entrepreneur, he did not give up, but he instead started all over again right from scratch. He managed to fight his way back and retained his success and fortune in entrepreneurship. He is the best person to listen and follow if you want to be a millionaire. He did it twice and that what has made him a star in the entrepreneurship world.
Sussex HealthCare is an agency with independently run care homes based in East and West Sussex. Currently, the company runs more than 20 care homes. These care homes specialize in offering a wide range of services to older people. They mostly focus on taking care of seniors with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and people with physical or learning difficulties. Visit wikipedia.org
What sets apart Sussex Health Care from other care homes?
Sussex HealthCare employs highly trained and qualified staff in their care homes. The staff at Sussex ensures that the residents receive superior care throughout their stay at the facility. Most of their facilities are purpose-built, with designs featuring the latest technology and therapies. Sussex Health Care facilities provide a peaceful and homely setting for their residents.
At Sussex HealthCare, they pay close attention to the overall quality of services offered in their different facilities. They focus on the use of local fresh ingredients and providing thoughtfully prepared meals. The meals are nutritious, and they are tailored to meet the nutritional needs of each patient. Also, Sussex Health Care has modern facilities that provide access to a host of physical and educational opportunities for the residents.
Sussex HealthCare was originally set with one home in 1985 by Shiraz Mbogani and Shafik Sachedina. The two co-founders have immense experience in diverse backgrounds. Shiraz is a renowned hotelier who has won numerous awards while Shafik Sachedina is a licensed medical doctor who studied at the Guys Dental School. The two gentlemen have steered the growth of Sussex Health Care from just one home to more than 20 homes with over 580 beds.
Ever since it opened its doors to the public in 1985, Sussex Health Care’s philosophy has remained unchanged. Sussex Health Care has made it their mission to provide superior emotional, physical, social and spiritual care. Their services are tailored to ensure that the residents live a fulfilling life in a comfortable and safe environment that promotes self-respect, dignity, and independence.
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Services offered by Sussex Health Care
All their facilities provide meals, accommodation, physical, social and customized care. Highly qualified nurses provide 24 hours a day nursing care to individuals with complex medical needs. Their specialist facilities support individuals with dementia, occupation therapy, physiotherapy, and reflexology.
Renovia Inc. announced in August the closing of $42.3 million in financing, which consists of $10 million in venture debt and $32.2 million in Series B equity. The money will go on to fund clinic trials, future commercial launches, corporate development, and product development pipeline. Series B financing included participation from firms such as OSF Ventures, Inova Strategic Investment, and more, and was led by the company Perceptive Advisors and Ascension Ventures. Renovia’s advisor role was taken on by BayCross Capital Group. Learn more: https://www.slideshare.net/MarcBeer
The company’s Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Marc Beer expressed excitement to have the support of such significant entities in the healthcare industry. In addition, he noted that the participation of existing financial investors and new financial investors, as well as 3 integrated health networks, is aligned with the company’s vision in the commercial and clinical areas.
Renovia was founded by Marc Beer, Yolanda Lorie, and Ramon Iglesias, MD in the summer of 2016, and closed a Series A financing. The company specializes in the discovery and delivery of digital therapeutic devices and diagnostic devices for women affected by pelvic floor disorders. Urinary incontinence is a common disorder and affects approximately 250 million women across the globe. The technology offered by Renovia enables treatment through visualization in real-time of pelvic movement during muscle training, while monitoring progress and usage over time. The company seeks scalable as well as cost-effective care for the pelvic floor disorders which can be delivered using the power of digital health.
Marc Beer, the company’s co-founder has over 25 years of experience when it comes to developing and commercializing in the realm of biotechnology, devices, diagnostics, and pharmaceuticals. He holds a BS degree, earned from the Miami University. In the past, he served as the Founding Chief Executive Officer of ViaCell, helping the company grow to over 300 employees, going public and getting acquired in 2007. He served under various roles for Genzyme, such as Vice President of Global Marketing, and had different sales and marketing roles while working for Abbott Laboratories.
He stated that the company can provide customers with valuable data by combining the proprietary sensor technologies with a digital health platform. The data resulted can inform customers about treatment options, and drive better understanding when it comes to pelvic floor disorders. The Series B funding, according to Beer, recognizes the value of the company’s diagnostic product and digital therapeutic pipeline.
PSI-Pay plays an important role in making paying online secure. In today’s competitive world businesses need to offer customers a method of paying for products and services online. PSI Pay helps customers perform online transactions without compromising on security.
Most customers pay for products and services online using credit cards or debit cards. Businesses open a merchant account to receive payments made online. A survey made by UK banks showed that customers are concerned about the safety and security of online transactions and the possibility of identity theft.
PSI Pay has evolved a security system that is rule-based and provides the best possible protection for online transactions. They use a range of third-party data brokers to check the account holder’s identity. The employees of PSI-Pay consist of data analysts and risk management professionals who are experts at detecting suspicious transactions to reduce the possibility of fraud.
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PSI Pay and Kerv Wearables have introduced a contactless payment ring into the international market. The purpose of the ring is to eliminate cash payments in the market. Customers do not have to pay in cash or punch a PIN number to make transactions. Cashless payments have become the norm not only for business transactions but organizations like the Church of England have introduced electronic collection terminals in churches for donations.
PSI Pay and Kerv Wearables have developed rings that come in different sizes. The rings are made to suit male and female customers and are waterproof and scratch resistant. Customers need to tap their rings at terminals to make contactless payments.
PSI Pay is a Fintech Company regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority of the British Government. The introduction of the transaction ring by PSI Pay will help customers make payments without the need to carry cash or cards.
Infinity Group Australia and Graeme Holm Are Selected as a Top Business for Innovation in Financial Sector
Premier Gazette recently published Stephen Ray’s article “Graeme Holm, Founder of Infinity Group Australia, Accepts AFR 2018 Award.” The article details how the young company was ranked 58th in a list of 100 most innovative companies. The Australian Financial Review has published the list every year for the past seven years, highlighting the top companies who have changed the nation with their innovations.
Australian Financial Review is one of the most trusted financial publications that reach almost 1.8 million readers. They use a company called Inventium to help them create a list of one hundred most impactful and innovative companies. The judges must select one hundred companies and list them from the most innovative to the least out of thousands of companies. To be listed at the 58th rank suggests that Infinity Group Australia is in the top 5% of companies across Australia and New Zealand in terms of innovation. Inventium looks for the company’s ability to meet the needs of their potential clients while solving specific problems with innovative solutions. They must also demonstrate an innovative company culture, strategic application of resources, and innovations in their process.
Graeme Holm created Infinity Group Australia with innovation in mind. After spending almost two decades in the financial sector working with some of the leading banks of Australia, Holm recognized that most families with home loans were not being treated fairly. He discovered a hole in the loan industry and a lack of integrity towards the families. He saw an opportunity to provide families and individuals with reliable financial services based on a personal training approach. Not only are the clients assigned a personal employee who creates detailed reports on spending each month, but they also provide guidance and support through each step of the process. Infinity Group Australia has shown that families can negotiate the terms of their debt more quickly than they had ever thought possible.
Most customers will pay off more than $40,000 in debt within the space of a single year. They will also pay down more of their debt by working within the Infinity Group Australia system for 90 days than they did the entire previous year with another company.
Graeme Holm created the company with his partner and wife, Rebecca Walker, in 2013. They did substantial research to see what the financial market needed to perform better. He discovered that many families in Australia and New Zealand were desperate for better financial solutions, particularly solutions that could teach them better spending and budgeting habits. Learn more: https://au.linkedin.com/company/infinity-investments-group-australia-pty-ltd
Fortress Investment Group is private equity firm. The company went completely public in 2007. When the Group decided to expand into hedge funds there was a large grow in investments. They were also the first large private equity firm to publicly trade in the United States. The Group was founded by Peter Briger, Randal Nardone, and Wes Edens in the year of 1998. Their headquarters are in New York. However, the Fortress Investment group was bought by Japan’s SoftBank Group in the year of 2017, although, the headquarters are still located in New York despite the new owners. The Group has had so much success in their field in 2014 they were given the award for Management firm of the year and multiple more awards.
The Fortress Investment Group has been expanding in many areas where they own businesses or buildings. In February the group bought Palace Theater located in New York. When they purchased the theater, they partnered with Maefield Development. Maefield Development’s original plan was to build immediately, however, they had encountered many issues in the process. Therefore, instead of building in 2012 they did not break ground until the year 2015. The Fortress Investment Group changed their contract from a silent partner to full ownership. However, this should make Times Square even more of a tourist attraction that is not the only area in which the Group wants to expand.
The Fortress Investment group is also expanding a train route from Miami to Orlando. the group owns a company named Brightline. The company Brightline is expanding the train route in hopes to reduce the use of cars in the area. Traffic seems to slow down greatly in most of the areas that the train route crosses and the company claims that the train route is a faster than taking a vehicle on the interstate. The average car goes 34 miles per hour on interstate 95, however, when taking the train route, the train can reach up to 79 miles per hour on that route. Therefore, it will be a more productive option to take the train. This addition, factually, is a better option than taking a car.
The Fortress Group is making growth not only for them but also for the public.
Since the establishment of Infinity Group Australia by Graeme Holm in 2013, the organization has been focused on the provision of quality services to its customers. Its customers are mainly the everyday Australians that come to the company seeking financial services in the form of loans which they get whenever they require. However, even before the establishment of Infinity Group, the customers got the loans and the credit services from other financial organizations. The challenge was the other services that needed to come in handy with the credit services to the customers. The financial firms in Australia never offered these, and Graeme Holm found an opportunity in which he could use to serve the Australians as he liberated them from the poor services of the financial institutions.
One of the services that lacked before the formation of Infinity Group Australia was the provision of advice to the customers regarding how they could repay their debts promptly. This was a great challenge to the borrowers because most of the ordinary citizens didn’t have the financial insight that could have enabled them to make adequate financial plans that could guide them in the repayment of the outstanding loan balances. The training was important because whenever the customers never understood on the best ways to repay their debts, they could often fall into the challenges in the repayment process and as a result, they could find themselves in dispute with the lenders.
This challenged Holm to provide a solution to the problem so that the ordinary borrowers could not encounter auctions by the financial institutions. That was when he shared his thoughts with his wife, Rebecca Walker, who supported him to the core. They both opened Infinity Group Australia, an organization that has solved the problem of lack of advice from the financial lenders to the borrowers. The company was founded in 2015, and the first step that the founders did was to recruit trained personnel that would make the difference in customer service. The employees were supposed to be a team of professionals who understood the best ways to handle customers from all the walks of life.
After the recruitment process that was thorough, Graeme Holm took the employees on training that was aimed at equipping the new staff members with the right skills to enhance their customer service. They were fully-fledged to kick off their services to their customers. Any customer who visited the company with the intention of taking up a loan or a mortgage was made to undergo some training, which would educate them on the basics of financial planning and debt management. They were taken through the essentials of planning their finances so that they could not encounter many challenges after getting into the repayment process.
Budgeting was one of the critical lessons that were taught to the clients of Infinity Group Australia. They were trained on how to allocate their income so that it would cater to all the needs that they had and on the other hand manage to meet their debt obligations. Learn more: https://interview.net/qa-with-graeme-holm-director-of-infinity-group-australia/