The OSI Group Is Changing The Way We Eat Fast Food

The OSI Group is the leading protein supplier in the country. They provide pizza, sandwiches, beef patties and sausage links to the top retail and food service brands. Headquartered in Aurora, Ill., the OSI Group operates over 50 plants in 17 different countries. They have operated in China for over 20 years, and is focused on expanding their presence in Asia. China has seen massive economic growth and OSI intends on growing with it. They operate 8 factories and have two new facilities being built making them the largest protein producer in the world. OSI built a mega-plant to help increase production in Henan province. In China alone, OSI serves top clients such as Starbucks, Papa John’s, McDonald’s, Yum, Burger King, Subway and Saizeriya.

With their huge success in China, OSI Group announced plans to open 7 additional plants and processing facilities around the world. Just last year, they built a beef-processing plant in Poland that is replacing their existing operation. The new OSI plant will increase the facilities staff by over 30 percent. In Madanapalle, India, they opened a frozen food processing plant with the focus on vegetable products for fast-food restaurants. In Geneva, Ill., OSI has a new plant that is producing private-label frozen entrees. David Mcdonald is the President of OSI Group, and has the passion and energy it takes to grow a successful business. He understands the importance of product development and the significance in offering healthier food options for its customers.

They collaborate with their clients consistently to help each other grow their businesses’. The OSI Group is beginning to process natural and organic healthy and tasty meals.The OSI Group uses innovative technology to ensure the quality and safety of their food. This includes machines that have built-in X-ray equipment that can detect foreign matter. The OSI Group continues to use their expertise, understanding of local cultures, and efficiency to satisfy their clients on a global scale. David Mcdonald has stated that the vision of the OSI Group hasn’t changed however, their relentless need to improve quality products to their customers is what drives their growth.

Jim Dondero’s Million Dollar Challenge Grant!

Highland Capital Management founder and CEO James Dondero threw out a challenge to his fellow philanthropists at the Dallas Hilton. Jim Dondero is known throughout the world for his philanthropy and he is very active with charities throughout his hometown of Dallas, Texas. Mr. Dondero announced a $1 million dollar Challenge Grant from the Dallas based financial firm of Highland Capital Management. Highland will match any donation up to one million dollars towards the completion of the Family Place’s 16.5 million dollar Legacy Campaign. Visit Nexbank to know more about James.

The Legacy Campaign is for the relief of victims of family violence and the campaign’s goal is 16.5 million dollars. At the time of Jim’s challenge, only 2.8 million dollars remained for the campaign’s completion. When the Mayor and police chief in Dallas called for help in solving family violence in the community, James Dondero answered with his Challenge Grant at the Family Place’s annual Trailblazer luncheon. Mr. Dondero stressed the importance of the campaign and expressed his pride in the response by the Dallas community and the support by the community that took the campaign so close to its goal in less than a year. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.

The Highland Dallas Foundation part of Highland Capital Management will manage the grant to the Family Place. With the funding from the campaign, the Family Place will construct a new center for family violence victims. The new shelter will feature a hot-line, clinics, job training facilities, counseling rooms and temporary living quarters. Its plan and design are donated by Corgan. The newly constructed shelter is expected to lessen the impact on its already overcrowded existing center and the new shelter will also offer a child development center and a shelter for pets.

Highland Capital Management is located in Dallas, Texas and it’s respected as one of the most experienced and largest credit managers in the world. The firm specializes in alternative investment and it’s credit strategies include hedge funds, distressed situations, collateralized loan obligations and more. Highland Capital Management is dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals. Highland is international has offices New York, Brazil, Singapore, and South Korea.


David McDonald Supervises Key Acquisitions For OSI Group

David McDonald has supervised the growth of OSI group as its Chief Operations Officer. The company acquired Baho Foods in order to strengthen its operating position in Europe. Baho Foods is a European food distributor that has carved out its own section of the market in the area. It has been in business for over 60 years and is expected to give OSI Group the boost it needs to expand throughout the continent.

OSI Group has continued to push for growth under David McDonald’s leadership. The company acquired Tyson Foods, which is a local operator in the Chicago area. Tyson Foods was in danger of closing its doors and subtracting nearly 500 jobs from the marketplace. David McDonald and his team were able to prevent the closure and save these jobs, keeping all employees at work.

Flagship Food Group was yet another acquisition approved by David McDonald. Flagship Food Group is also a European food manufacturer that specializes in mayonnaise and other sauces. McDonald is excited about the acquisition and believes that Flagship Food Group will add a tremendous surge of energy to the OSI team.

David McDonald has made several decisions that impacted the daily of business of OSI Group’s national operations. He reevaluated the management structure in the China district and decided that new policy needed to be implemented. Leaders in the area would now be held accountable by a rotating team of experts that knows what the international standards of OSI Group organization are. The goal is to maintain an acceptable level product readiness on a worldwide basis.

David McDonald is a native of Iowa and attended Iowa State University. He earned a bachelor’s degree there in animal science before joining OSI Group immediately after college. He has remained with the company ever since in order to rise to its top executive position.

OSI Group is an international organization that began as a family-owned meat market over 100 years ago. The company was founded by a German immigrant who began supplying meat to individual customers and local food businesses in the Chicago area. Otto Kolschowsky struck a deal with the McDonald’s Corporation in the 1950s to become its primary meat supplier. The company later became OSI Industries and now has a business operation that includes Pizza Hut, Subway, Starbucks and Papa John’s Pizza. It has been ranked by Forbes as the 58th largest privately owned company in the United States.

Troy McQuagge: Taking Home the Gold

Troy McQuagge, the chief executive officer of USHEALTH Group, managed to take home the highest prize in the prestigious One Planet Awards. He was given the title CEO of the Year, and has been named as the Gold Winner. This award from One Planet Awards is coveted by different business people and corporate leaders, as it is a primer awarding program that is meant to honor businesses and professionals who are leading their respective companies into excellence. Anyone around the globe can be given this award, providing that their contribution to their business is significant enough to be recognized. Organizations can also submit a nomination as to whom they think deserves to get the award – be it a public or private firm, for profit or a non-profit firm, or a small business start-up or a megacorporation.

Troy McQuagge became part of the USHEALTH Group when he joined them in 2010, and in just a short period of time, he managed to turn the company around, gradually raising its value and profit. He rebuilt the company’s distribution agency, called the USHEALTH Advisors, and it resulted to him being elected as the president and the chief executive officer of USHEALTH Group in 2014. The company under his leadership experienced tremendous growth, and it has reached unprecedented success. The company’s profitability grew, compared to its previous years, and it has become a leader in its respective industry. Read more about Troy McQuagge Son at Daily Kos

Troy McQuagge Son stated that he is honored to receive such prestigious award, but dedicated the award to the employees and staff of USHEALTH Group, saying that they are the ones who must be recognized because of their commitment to bring the company to where it is right now. He stated that the company will be keeping their aim to provide affordable plans to their clients, and they are looking into introducing new products that would benefit a lot of people. USHEALTH Group continues to become one of the leading health insurance providers in the US, and it has been trusted by millions since its integration. With people like Troy McQuagge leading the company, one should expect them to provide excellent customer service, as well as satisfying clients by providing quality products.

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Bradesco’s New Chairman Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi Is Preparing For Another Profitable Year

Brazil’s Central Bank is giving Brazilians a brighter economic outlook thanks to the one percent GDP growth in 2017, and the 2.7 percent projected GDP growth in 2018. If those figures materialize, Brazil’s emerging market growth will equal the economic growth in the United States.

Predicting economic growth in Brazil was out of the question two years ago, thanks to a recession that gave Brazil a black eye in the investment sector, according to Banco Bradesco’s new chairman, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi. Cappi is not a newcomer to the Bradesco family. He’s been a permanent fixture in Bradesco’s Sao Paulo headquarters for the last 39 years. Cappi is the third chairman in the bank’s history, thanks to his stellar performance as the bank’s CEO for the last eight years. The interesting part of the Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi story is he’s not a typical banker. He didn’t study accounting or finance at the University of Sao Paulo. He was a philosophy major, and he later got a graduate’s degree in psychology.

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But Trabuco Cappi saw an opportunity when he sat in front of founder Amador Aguiar, and CEO Lázaro de Mello Brandão in 1969. Both men were turning the small Marilia bank into Brazilian banking powerhouse, and they saw potential in Cappi. The rest of the Cappi story is well-publicized. He went from director to vice-president then president of the insurance division, Seguros in 2003, and at the end of 2009, Lázaro de Mello Brandão gave him the keys to the bank’s president and CEO office. And Cappi didn’t disappoint Brandão. Lázaro is one of Brazil’s top bankers, and he is the oldest bank chairman on record. In fact, Lázaro holds the oldest bank chairman in the world title. But Mr. Brandão is ready to get out of the banking spotlight. The six-member Board of Directors gave Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi Brandão’s job a couple of months ago. Cappi is now the CEO and the Chairman of the second biggest lending and investment institution in Brazil.

To say Bradesco is on a positive roll in the banking sector is an understatement. Brandão is leaving the bank at a monumental time. Investors are jumping on the bank’s stock because it could be the best investment opportunity in 2018, according to some financial analysts. Wall Street investors are anxiously awaiting the Bradesco’s new CEO announcement next month. The new CEO will take over from Cappi after the March shareholders meeting. Bradesco’s Board of Directors is not looking at candidates from other banks. The new CEO will come from the list of seven candidates that currently hold executive positions in the Bradesco organization.

The seven candidates have years of experience working with Cappi, so the internal momentum will not miss a beat once the new CEO is in place according to All the men know the bank’s mission and all of them are a part of the bank’s current success. No one in the Bradesco organization is publically picking a winner, but bank employees think there are one or two candidates that have the inside track. Those candidates could fill the position without missing a beat in terms of profit projections and the expansion of assets under management, according to some investors. Those two candidates are Alexandre Glüher, the bank’s risk manager and deal maker, and IT wiz, Mauricio Machado de Minas. Mauricio is responsible for setting up the bank’s digital spin-off.

But no one is ruling out the five other candidates. And for good reason. Octavio de Lazari heads up the bank’s insurance arm. Josué Augusto Pancini is the man who oversees more than 5,300 bank branches. Andre Cano, the human resource manager, is a long-time Bradesco employee, and lending specialist Domingos Figueiredo Abreu is an astute and knowledgeable employee. Marcelo Noronha may be the dark horse candidate, but his investment expertise may be the thing that puts him in the CEO’s seat in March.

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How Dr. Mark McKenna Has Pursued Entrepreneurship

During the course of his professional career, Dr. Mark McKenna has owned business in both the real estate industry and medical industry. He is a graduate of the Tulane University School of Medicine which is where he earned his MD. The first business he owned, though, was McKenna Venture Investments. He owned many properties around New Orleans. Like many other people, though, Hurricane Katrina destroyed most of his properties.

Seeking to rebuild his real estate investment firm, Dr. Mark McKenna started to buy inexpensive homes in New Orleans, make improvements on them, and then sell them within a year, a process known as “house flipping”. He was successful at this but for a variety of reasons he decided to move to Atlanta, Georgia. Once settled in he opened his new new venture, ShapeMed. ShapeMed was an aesthetic and wellness company. His company offered a variety of procedures such as laser hair removal, body sculpting, and weight loss management. Eventually, the success of this company led to another firm buying it, Life Time Fitness Inc. They began to incorporate Shapemed offices into the gyms that they owned and retained Dr. Mark McKenna after the sale as one of their top executives.

Eventually Life Time Fitness was bought out by another firm. Dr. Mark McKenna decided at this time to depart the firm. He is now working on a new concept for a company, OVME, which expects to release its app next year. This business will be national in scope which is a first for a business in this industry. How it will work is people use the app to someone a medical professional to their home who’s specialty is aesthetics. They will do the requested procedure(s) in this person’s home. This will work basically similarly to other popular apps such as Uber where you summon someone to your home to provide a service.

Dr. Mark McKennas is married and his wife’s name is Gianine. They have one daughter as well as a Pomeranian dog at home. Professionally he has joined the Entrepreneurs Society as a member and has served on the board of a few nonprofits.


Madison Street Capital Growing Businesses and Communities

Global firm, Madison Street Capital offers valuation services, mergers, and acquisitions expertise, and financial advisory services for public and privately held companies. The Chicago based firm has established its name for enabling enterprises to access credit.

One of the beneficiaries of Madison Street Capital advisory services is Illinois-Based, Vital Care Industries. In 2014, Madison Street Capital facilitated the financing of the company by linking it to a lender.

Madison Street Capital also structured the merger between DCG Software Value, a software analysis and support provider and the Spitfire Group in early 2017. As the sole advisor for ARES Security, Madison Street Capital initiated a transaction involving subordinated debt and minority recapitalization.

A sale-leaseback deal worth over $ 13 million arranged by Madison Street Capital in March 2017, enabled WLR Automotive Group to generate capital for operations and growth. The transaction also featured Texas company, SCF Realty Capital.

Madison Street Capital also assisted Maintenance System Management access financing in 2017.

Maintenance System Management through their president lauded the investment banking company for its ability to provide advisory services that meet the immediate need.

The Madison Street Capital employees are experts in assisting mid-market firms across diverse sectors and niche markets to achieve optimal outcomes. The team analyzes the unique client needs and customizes solutions geared towards maximizing the customer’s potential, finding the best match between buyers and sellers, creating capitalization structures and arranging financing.

Madison Street Capital has an extensive network ranging from contacts in financial and strategic sectors to connections with the principal decision makers and comprehensive resources. The client base is made up of companies with revenues between $10-$500 million, EBITDA of $1 to$ 50 million and growth potential of about 10% of the yearly sales.

In 2015, Anthony Marsala, Madison Street Capital co-founder and COO received the 40 under 40 Award by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

The award honors accomplished young business leaders in valuations, mergers, and other financial transactions. Subsequently in 2016, Madison Street Capital was a finalist in the M&A Advisor Awards. The award presented by finance professionals recognizes companies that have structured admirable acquisitions, financing or restructuring deals. Learn more about Madison Street Capital:

Madison Street Capital earned a nomination from experts as the 2016 top boutique investment banking firm and was a finalist in the best industrial merger category valued at less than 100 million dollars. The firm is the recipient of the 2017 Turnaround Award that acknowledges Madison Street Capital’s role in restructuring transactions valued at less $25 million. The Better Business Bureau accords Madison Street Capital an A+ rating.

In line with the corporate vision, Madison Street Capital supports several community initiatives. The company made donations toward the kitty for persons affected by severe weather in Eastern and Midwestern US in 2011. Madison Street Capital also partners with nonprofits such as American Red Cross and the United Way. The investment banking firm is committed to building great businesses among communities in the US.

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Boraie Development: The Sky is The Limit

Summers is here, with it are good tidings. Boraie development in conjunction with The Provident Bank Foundation is bringing back the Free Summer Movie Series. The movies will be shown at the world-class State Theater in New Jersey. The movies tickets will be free, and all and sundry are welcome. This will give the generations of all demographic a chance to enjoy movie experience in world-class theater. This is part of the larger target to attain high audience of Boraie development. Movies to be featured include Frozen, The Extra-Terrestrial, Monster University, Aladdin, and the famous Despicable Me 2.

Boraie is on the road to establishing affordable entertainment to the family as a whole. In this quest, they are leaving nothing to chance. Their prime target for the summer is about 7,500 families. To aid in this experience, Provident bank foundation which is one of the sponsors has gone out of its way. It has equipped the theater with modern HD digital cinema projections. As much as the screen goes, nothing beats the 46’ Stewart film screen. The viewer’s experience has also been beefed up by the 1,850 seats available. This means you can enjoy the great experience that comes along with it. The digital surround system has also been updated for an experience like no other, as stated by New Jersey State. For more details visit Crunchbase.

Boraie development is a real estate company. The company majorly deals with property management, marketing, and real estate. The company has one of the best teams in the entire New Jersey. It is one of the most exquisite real estate firms out there. The development acquires its capital from private banks to accomplish their mission. They are re-known for setting up groundbreaking projects that have seen investors from all over the country stumble to get a piece. Check out Central Jersey Working Moms for more.

The latest project New Brunswick, Aspire, is on its verge of final touches. Boraie development has promised that it will be best for all their projects. It is set to attract quite many well-known investors as well as act as a residential apartment. Sam Boraie who is the president of the company went against the odds in this project. Contrary to the custom, New Brunswick project was built in a New York-Style condo. Mr. Boraie has been known as the ultimate entrepreneur who has ensured skyscrapers rise to the clouds for a better New Jersey.

A Foundation Change for the Immigrants

The campaign of now President Donald Trump has shown that racism still exists in America on a grand scale. Running on the platform that he would export all illegal immigrants back to Mexico and then build a wall to keep them out, he touched a fire in the hearts of many people who would than back him and vote for him.

One such person was Sheriff Joe Arpaio whose racist policies as Sheriff infuriated people like Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the founders of the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, being Arizona natives, hear about and see immigration every day. Their hearts go out to their fellow human beings, who only want a better life here in America. They have dedicated their lives and their foundation to restoring immigrant rights. Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund financially supports groups who openly advocate for rights to be given to immigrants.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin understand that this is not a fight they can win by themselves. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was created to empower other non-profits and train them how to advocate for the immigrant cause.

Actually, the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was born out of a time when Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were standing up for the immigrant’s cause.

Before the Lacey and Larkin Fontera Fund was founded, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin ran two media outlets; The Phoenix New Times and the Village Voice Media. They used these outlets to uncover the conspiracy that Sheriff Joe Arpaio was targeting Latinos because of their race.

Of course, Joe Arpaio did not like that very much. In retaliation, on October 18, 2007, he got together his “Selective Enforcement Unit” and illegally entered the homes of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. It was then that Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrested them. Sheriff Joe Arpaio was hoping this illegal arrest would quiet Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. He was wrong.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would take the Maricopa County to court. The case was seen, and Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would win $3.75 million.

It was then that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s passion was truly revealed. They could have put that money right in their bank accounts and lived their lives in comfort. Instead of doing that though, they used the money to create the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.

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Larkin and Lacey Use Foundation for Positive Purpose

Recently, women who were playing tennis were discriminated against. This was a human rights issue and something that many human rights groups had problems with. This was because they were treated unfairly and were not paid the same as men. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

It was also something that should not be happening in the year of 2017 because of all of the advances and the long way that the country has supposedly come, but it was still something that happened. Now, human rights advocates are fighting against the group in combination with the women who were discriminated against. This was something that was hard for people to be able to deal with and something that was hard for others to catch onto.

People like Larkin and Lacey wanted to see what was going on with human rights when they first started and that is how they became activists. They realized that there were so many issues with human rights and that most people didn’t have the rights that they deserved.

It was a huge problem for those who wanted to be able to experience more and for those who wanted to have a truly successful life no matter their gender or their skin color. Others also wanted the chance to be able to have their voice heard and Larkin and Lacey did what they could to make that happen, too. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Michael Larcey | Crunchbase

Through their foundation, The Frontera Fund, Larkin and Lacey are doing what they can to help other people out. They feel that everyone deserves a chance at a better life and they don’t think that skin color or gender should have an impact on that.

They also think that most people need to be able to have the chance to be successful so that they can make their own lives better without issues that often come from the government and from others who did not know what to do to make things better for them.

As Larkin and Lacey have learned in their long journey with human rights, things are always going to get better. They know that the people who they represent should have a chance at a better life and that they should be able to experience more so that they will be even more successful in different areas. All of this has made a huge difference and has shown Larkin and Lacey what they can do to help others out with the issues that they are experiencing.

The Frontera Fund is a foundation that is dedicated to all of the people who are able to do different things. It is something that has gotten better over time and something that has made things easier on other people so that they will be able to experience a better life.

As far as things have gone for Larkin and Lacey, the Frontera Fund will continue to make things easier for people and will give them all of the opportunities that they need to be able to survive in the United States with Human Rights.