Sheldon Lavin started his working career as an investment manager for a bank. Sheldon knew early on that he possessed a knack for planning for the future. His desire at the beginning of his career was to help businesses plan and to realize their future potential.
In 1970 Sheldon Lavin was still doing what he loved — working as a bank executive and investment manager — when he was asked by Otto and Sons to help them with an aggressive expansion. Otto and Son’s grew rapidly in tandem with the growth of their key client — the McDonald’s hamburger chain. With Lavin’s guidance, Otto and Son’s expansion was very successful.
After that successful expansion project, Otto and Sons were keen to bring Sheldon Lavin on board as a stakeholder. Lavin decided not to take Otto and Sons up on their offer but did become an in-house consultant for them after finalizing the required financing.
In 1975, seeking funding for an international expansion, Otto and Sons relied again on Sheldon Lavin’s financial leadership. It was also in 1975 that Otto and Son transitioned into their new identity as OSI Industries. It was also the year that OSI Industries made Lavin a partner.
Not long after — a few years — Sheldon Lavin became Chairman and CEO of OSI Industries. OSI Industries would later become OSI Group, Inc., one of the largest US companies under Lavin’s direction. Somewhere in the 80’s Lavin became the controlling shareholder in OSI.
From his very first days with OSI Industries, Sheldon has worked to make it an environmentally sustainable business. For his efforts to promote sustainability in a field not regarded as overly concerned with sustainability, Lavin has repeatedly been honored.
In 2016 Sheldon received the Global Visionary Award from India’s Vision World Academy. Lavin said he was both honored and humbled by the award.
Today Sheldon remains committed to the welfare of OSI’s thousands of employees, and to ensuring that OSI Group maintains its focus on sustainability.
In a captivating interview with Mathias Rosenzweig, a renowned online editor for magazine, Alex Pall intelligently spells out how he sprung into the limelight in a short while and how his DJ/Producer duo called the chainsmokers maintains an up game in the music industry in line with their future endeavors. Also present in the interview was his counterpart Andrew Taggart.
Forces that pulled the duo together
As Alex Pall puts it into words, the duo had distinct talents before they met and therefore the coming together depicted a multiplier effect of two people who knew what they were doing. This then sparked the fire and made it easier for them to discuss their likes as far as music is concerned and what they should strive to become through self-drive and ambition. The Chainsmokers then started crafting their identity in harmony with how the music industry was taking shape. It took hard work, marketing, producing, DJ skills other core values for the Producer/DJ duo to be tinkered heart to heart through music.
Introspective nature of their songs
Alex Pall says that, the unique nature of their songs which basically revolves around their real lives is attributed to by the fact that they are their own lyrics writers unlike most artists who never write their own songs. Its quite mind boggling to note that, in spite of the lyrics talking about the same people, the songs always come out differently. It turns out that the duo has nailed down who they are and illustrates exactly that into their songs.
Innovative steps for future relevance
Alex Pall recognizes the fact that the needs of the Chainsmokers’ growing audience is constantly changing. Pall therefore counters the audience’s demands by working on things that excite them and pushing themselves a notch further. The dramatical additions have been incorporated in their song ‘Closer’ which features Drew love and a bigger performance element. Further the duo is putting on an entirely curated show, with short acts in addition to what they do. This innovative step has made it unbelievably possible for the Red Rock tickets to sell out seven months in advance.
More about Alex Pall
Alex Pall’s interesting journey in the music industry started in the City of New York. Pall begun his career as a side hustle because it was bizarre pursuing something that feels more like fun ( Djying ) as the main job. Over time and with a little exposure he decided to focus on his talent where he met Drew and the love at first sight sparked what has now made him an icon of success.