Notable OSI Growth Under The Leadership Of David McDonald

OSI under the leadership of David McDonald, the President and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) has completed its merger with Turi foods. The two firms believe that their shared ownership will enable them to build a food solutions group that taking into consideration that they share similar cultures. Speaking about the matter, McDonald said that both OSI and Turi have been able to build a strong reputation among the clients each firm serves and there is a potential in helping the customers through new innovative ways and the ability for the two to mutually excel as a team. Turi foods and OSI (Australia) will still operate their plants in Victoria.

OSI industries recently celebrated over 100 years in the food processing industry. From a small retail meat market, OSI Group has grown to one of the world’s largest food providers. It prides itself with over 65 facilities that are in over seventeen countries and over 20 thousand employees. David McDonald has been in the forefront of ensuring that OSI gets a well-established global network with firms and in-house team. He has ensured that all the regional management teams clearly understand the cultures and the tastes of their respective local consumers. OSI also added Baho Foods to their Umbrella. According to McDonald, the acquisition increases the group’s presence in Europe. The move was essential to ensure that they can serve the changing customers need in the market.

Earlier on, David McDonald also served as OSI Industries’ Project Manager. He also happens to be the chairman of the North American Meat Institute. After the acquisition of the OSI operation in Brazil and Europe by Marfrig frigorificos e Comercio de Alimentos in the year 2008, McDonald has from then been an independent director. He is the Director of OSI Foods (Australia) and is also a member of the OSI Group board of directors. McDonald has an Animal Science degree from Lowa State University. Mr. McDonald strongly believes that the provision of more products to customers is based on the production capacity and also the development of the products. David McDonald has significantly contributed to the growth and the success of OSI Group.

Ryan Seacrest Works all the Time

Best known as the host of American Idol, Ryan Seacrest has been a presence in broadcasting, production and philanthropy.

He is the host of the well known and nationally syndicated radio show “On Air with Ryan Seacrest.” Based at L.A. station 102.7 KIIS-FM the morning drive-time show is a top 40 radio hit across the nation.

According to TMZ, Ryan Seacrest also hosts the ABC morning show “Live! with Kelly and Ryan” every weekday morning. He also co-produces and hosts “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve” and the “E! Live From the Red Carpet” awards shows. His production company, Ryan Seacrest Production, also produces CMT’s “I Love Kelliw Pickler”, Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset”, the YouTube show “Best.Cover.Ever.” NBC’s “Shades of Blue”, “Insatiable” for Netflix, the “Keeping up with the Kardashians” reality show and its spin-offs and the reality show “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution”, which has won the Emmy award.

Seacrest has expanded his entrepreneurship beyond the broadcasting and production worlds. He also has two lifestyle lines that he is behind. The first is the Macy’s exclusive men’s clothing line Distinction. He also has a line of men’s skincare products called Polish by Doctor Lancer. Developed in conjunction with the namesake Doctor Harold Lancer, a dermatologist, the line is designed specifically to help men’s skin.

When American Idol returns to ABC this Fall Seacrest will resume his host duties for the show.

Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) also has many endorsement deals with well known companies such as Coca-Cola and Ford Motors.

Seacrest also founded the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, a philanthropic endeavor. The Foundation has opened 10 Seacrest Studios in children’s hospitals around the nation. Seacrest also serves as a board member on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in addition to being the honorary chair of the Grammy Foundation. In an article from, Ryan and Camila Cabello visit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Jennifer Walden: Plastic Surgery Pioneer


Dr. Jennifer Walden is the founder of Walden Cosmetic Surgery, offering services of breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, facelifts, tummy tucks, and liposuction, to name a few. Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center provides state of the art services, including diVa laser and ThermiVa procedure for noninvasive vaginal rejuvenation. Her center also offers hair transplantation procedures with SmartGraft technology and fat laser reduction with SculpSure technology.

Early Life

Jennifer Walden was raised in Austin, Texas. Walden grew up in a medical background, with her dad being a dentist and her mother being a surgical nurse. She graduated from the University of Texas with an undergraduate degree in Biology. She earned her MD degree from the University of Texas. Walton graduated as salutatorian of the University of Texas, Medical Division.


Walden completed her fellowship in aesthetic surgical procedures at the Manhattan Hospital. After finishing her fellowship, she worked in upper east side area of New York for seven years. In December 2011, she moved back to her home in Austin and opened up her first private practice.


On April 29, 2018, was appointed to serve as Secretary of The Society’s Executive Committee of American Society for ASAPS. Walden is the first female to serve as secretary of the committee. In addition to these duties, Dr. Walden serves as Commissioner of Communications for ASAPS.


Dr. Jennifer Walden is a female pioneer and forerunner in the plastic surgery medical field. Her credentials are second to none. In additions to her therapeutic success, she is an avid support of charitable functions in the Austin area.

Her philanthropic efforts include the Austin Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Guardian Angel Society, and the Junior League of Austin’s Food in Tummies Program, to name a few. She also serves on the executive leadership team of the American Heart Association in Austin.

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Wes Edens: a Leading Private Equity Investor and Businessman

The financial industry has attracted many experts. It is among the most lucrative sectors where one can make wealth and help others. Wes Edens is one of the leading businessmen doing well in the industry. He is experienced in private equity investment. Also, he owns a sports team; FlyQuest. He is based in New York and has enjoyed a very successful career in the financial industry. Wes attended Oregon State University and earned a degree in finance and business administration. Wes Edens began his career as a partner and managing director at Lehman Brothers. He worked at this company for several years and left in 1993. He moved to work at BlackRock Financial Management Inc. where he served as managing director and partner.

He was in charge of private equity fund; BlackRock Asset Investors. He worked hard to diversify his investments. He co-founded Fortress Investment Group LLC in 1998. The investment management company has grown over the years to a $72 billion investment company, thanks to his expertise and great leadership skills. Wes Edens has been instrumental in Fortress’s growth. He is in charge of the firm’s private equity business which invests in real estate, transportation, and infrastructure, financial services, media, and healthcare. He has been active and has been recognized for his hard work and determination to see the company achieve great things. He was behind the acquisition of Subprime Lender Springleaf Financial Services by Fortress.

On top of that, he is the Chairman of Nationalstar Mortgage which was acquired by his firm in 2006 for around $575 million. Apart from working at Fortress, Wes Edens has been actively involved in sports. He owns FlyQuest; a League of Legends team. On top of that, he co-owns an NBA franchise; Milwaukee Bucks which is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a businessman who diversifies his investments and uses the right teams to make every venture a success. He works closely with other leading entrepreneurs to ensure that Fortress Investment Group and his sports team do well in business and sports respectively.

The Legacy Of Shafik Sachedina

Shafik Sachedina is a Tanzanian born professional doctor who specializes in dental medicine. He moved to the UK to further his education, at Guy Hospital and Medical School. He later joined London Dental School and was trained as a dental surgeon. Shafik graduated in 1975 and went ahead to practice his profession in the UK. His interests are not limited to his profession only as he also doubles as an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, and an advocate of the Islamic community.

Shafik Sachedina is primarily known for his role at the Institute of Ismaili Studies. The institute was founded in 1977, and it helps create awareness about Islam besides promoting historical and contemporary Islam globally. The Institute achieves this by distributing publications and undertaking different initiatives directed towards the same. Currently, Shafik is the head of the institute, making him the patriarch of all the sixteen branches that operate worldwide. His core role is to oversee the operations of the institute and ensure that all activities in all institutions coordinate appropriately.

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Besides being an integral member of the Institute of Ismaili Studies, Shafik Sachedina works with Sussex Health Care Company as a Joint Chairman. Sussex Health Care is a hospital dedicated to providing health care to homes, the elderly, and the mentally challenged. Other roles entrusted to him; he is responsible for interfacing with the Agha Khan Project (Agha Khan Development Network) in Central Asia. He is also the Chairman of Humanitarian Assistance International Coordinating Committees, an organization dedicated to offering humanitarian services to the Muslim communities all over the world. Under his leadership, the organization has been able to traverse the globe and provide its services to those who need them most.

Shafik Sachedina partakes in voluntary work, more so those that focus on promoting Islam. In this regard, he is a member of the Ismaili Leaders International Forum and also served as the President for Ismaili Council for the UK for two consecutive terms. These among other roles have ensured that Shafik Sachedina gains experience in his work, and trusted with more demanding tasks.

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Diversifying investments at Fortress Investment Group

Fortress Investment Group came into existence in 1998. This was at a time when the private sector was experiencing robust growth, and despite the dot-com bubble private equity funds were doing quite well. The group was established at the time as an asset management firm by three partners who shared a common vision. They wanted a firm that would focus on management before diversifying into other areas in the future based on growth opportunities as well as the financial success attained in asset management. Within five years Fortress investment group was experiencing so much growth that its need for expansion came earlier than expected.

The group had managed to grow to about 3.2 billion dollars and was considering adding credit-financed investments in their portfolio. This would enable the group to grow at a better rate as opposed to relying solely on private equity. They would introduce capital markets, investments followed by mergers and acquisitions into the fold. These introductions needed steady hands to steer them into profitability which lead to the hiring of Peter Briger. He already had the requisite experience, having worked in similar roles at Goldman Sachs and was destined to land in management soon enough. His roles would be accelerated sooner than he thought when he was tapped to join the board in 2006 a year short of the groups IPO.

This gave him an opportunity to work with his former employer, Goldman Sachs who was in charge of underwriting this IPO. Once Fortress investment Group listed on the New York Stock Exchange its value skyrocketed and at the time made it founders billionaires. This to them was a culmination of determination and sustained strategy to achieve financial success. The group was making headways and had grown leaving its main headquarters at New York while it had another in San Francisco. Peter Briger would head the San Francisco office as Co-CEO while his partners and founders Wesley R. Edens and Randal A. Nardone ran the New York offices. Fortress Investment Group would get acquired by Softbank in 2018 after completion of a 3.3 billion offer for acquisition was approved by shareholders in 2017.

Jeremy Goldstein Promotes Mental Illness Awareness and the Fountain House

The best way to enjoy your evening besides a great meal and delicious wine would be joining in the support of a good cause. Jeremy Goldstein, Omar Khan, and Jim Finkel hosted a evening of the most delicious food and wine while supporting the cause called “The Fountain House”.

The Fountain House is an organization that helps women and men with mental illness. Mental illness has been highlighted as of late due to the celebrity deaths that have touched the media as of late. Learn more about Jeremy Goldstein:

But what most people don’t see is that mental illness effects everyone, and while the celebrity deaths are publicized, there are millions of people that experience this daily, and those aren’t reported by the news media as often as celebrity status people are.

Mental illness can impair a person’s ability to hold down a career, manage a household, or even maintain relationships. Fountain House has been operating for more than 70 years and has been instrumental in helping those that suffer from mental illness. It was founded in 1944 and was first called, “We Are Not Alone”. Read more: Jeremy Goldstein | Slideshare and Jeremy Goldstein | Facebook

That name was fitting since so many that suffer with mental illness feel that exact same way. Then in 1948, the group purchased a building in New York that became their home. How the organization got dubbed the clubhouse is when they purchased their building, it had a garden and a fountain, hence the organization’s name now, Fountain House.

What the Fountain House does is help men and women learn to cope and maintain a productive life with the support of the organization while using their skills within the community. 85% of people that suffer from mental illness are currently unemployed.

But the Fountain House has improved the unemployment rate by 42%. Without the Fountain House organization, so many affected people would still be unemployed and homeless. But with the support of the Fountain House, housing is maintained, employment is kept, and relationships are remaining intact.

The lavish dinner that Jeremy Goldstein hosted is considered one of the top N.Y. fundraisers of the year. He is one of the partners of an exclusive law firm, Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates. They advise management, corporate companies and compensation committees, business events, as well as address sensitive subjects.

Jeremy Goldstein’s strategy for a growing business is to get in tune with people. Stay in touch with them so that they know you are genuinely interested. In doing that, they are more likely to return to you.

Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff: A Novel of the Trump-Era

Sean Penn has many accolades to his name. He is an Oscar-winning actor, noted director, talented screenwriter, journalist, and staunch political activist. One would think with his many accomplishments he would just retire on his legacy. Apparently not. Citing a falling out with the world of filmmaking he has grabbed a novelist hat form his rack of talent, and is not trying it on with his first novel “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”.


The novel is a slim one, but contains a lot of story. It is an eccentric mish mash of crazy that follows an absurd narrative style. It contains episodes from the life and times of Bob Honey intermixed with random poetry, and bits of ranting. Bob Honey, the titular character is an unhappy man. He is a septic tank salesman with a client list of Jehovah’s Witnesses, who moonlights as a government contracted assassin targeting the elderly. He is not a fan of advertising, hates social media, and dislikes the current president even more. Sound like someone we know? The book follows Bob’s tales as he recites them to investigative reporter Spurley Cultier.

Like any hero of a satire Honey lives in a crazy world full of crazy circumstances, that comes off as a dystopian version of present day USA. Through Bob’s disgruntlement we see the disgruntlement of real-life American society, which seems to be pissed off at everything. At least according to Penn’s perspective, and the book is written from Penn’s perspective. There is no doubt that the titular character is a version of Penn, as Bob’s surly character seems to radiate Penn’s own political leanings.


The end of novel is a letter penned by Honey to the president, Mr. Landlord. It contains every rotten thing he thinks about him and ends with an open challenge to a duel. All Mr. Landlord has to do is tweet him. Besides the references to Trump, the book largely focuses on trending events. It comments on everything from mass shootings, to immigration, to the #MeToo movement. All of it seen through the eyes of Bob Honey, and all of it spoken with the voice of Sean Penn.

Robert Ivy Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters is a prestigious institution that was founded in 1978. It supports and honors Mississippi’s various artists from visual to individuals with a passion for composing, authors who produce both fiction and nonfiction works, as well as photographers and poets. For 39 years The Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters hosts a lifetime achievement bouquet at the Two Mississippi Museum, awarding some of the most community driven, influential artists who reside in or near the Mississippi region. Nominees are carefully reviewed and chosen by current members of The Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters, who are artists themselves with many years of distinguished experience among various artistry forms. In addition to hand chosen nominees being honored at this exciting banquet for their many achievements, some are also given opportunity to display their current works in The Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters during an open house to the public.

This year that one of those nominees to attend was Robert IV, an architect and resident of Columbus having served as vice president and Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects since 2011. Receiving the Polk Lifetime Achieve Award, Robert Ivy who was honored for his amazing body of literary works spanning over a decade, including Fay Jones, Architect, which was published in 2001 with worldwide current circulation. This was the first time in the Polk Lifetime Achievement Awards history an architect has been selected and honored. Robert Ivy is now recognized among past honorees that include after Morgan Freeman, artist Walter Anderson, and writer Eudora Welty. Robert Ivy’s literary works have a way of transforming architecture into something more accessible for the everyday man to understand. Additionally, Robert Ivy’s influence can be felt within American Institute of Architects. Since taking on the role of CEO and Chief Executive Officer, membership levels has reached an all-time high, a great achievement that been done within its 160 year history of operation.

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Jacob Gottlieb

If you were to peer into Jacob Gottlieb’s past and follow the events of his childhood leading up to the present, you might consider his life story to be the epitome of entrepreneurial achievement goals and destiny fulfillment. As of today, Jacob Gottlieb is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Visium Asset Management, LLC—a multibillion-dollar investment firm that was founded by Gottlieb in 2005. However, prior to becoming a business tycoon, Jacob Gottlieb started out in life with very humble beginnings and an undying pursuit in his passion for finance.

Jacob Gottlieb was born in Brooklyn, New York to the parents of two Polish immigrants who came to the United States during the 1960s. His mother (Helena Gottlieb) serviced as a well-established pediatrician and his father (Max Gottlieb) was a lover of finance himself and employed as an economics professor. As a child, Gottlieb witnessed the amount of respect and dedication that his parents had for their professions. From this, he developed a sense of admiration for his parents’ occupations and a strong interest in pursuing careers in healthcare and finance. Throughout his childhood, Gottlieb worked jobs and participated in events that demonstrated his early passion for business. He was a baseball card trader, sold drinks at a local golf course as a business, and even won a stock picking competition when he was in the seventh grade—a skill his father immediately took note of and therefore set up an investment trading account for Jacob to manage.

As a young adult, Jacob Gottlieb invested in his education to earn his B.A. degree in economics from Brown University and his M.D. degree from New York University Medical School. But upon completion of his internship from medical school, Gottlieb made the decision to switch career paths and follow thru with a commitment to finance. He then put forth the additional hard work to receive his charter from the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR) to become a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

While servicing as a CFA, Jacob Gottlieb was employed for several finance companies. Yet it was while working as a founding member at Balyasny Asset Management, L.P. (BAM) that Gottlieb developed the expertise to launch his own company—Visium Asset Management. Nevertheless, in addition to overseeing the operations of his company, Jacob Gottlieb desires to assist the public as a humanitarian. He partners with multiple nonprofit organizations to help those in need. One organization that he works with is Math for America. Math for America is a society that invests within the skills of both math and science professionals in order for them to become masterful educators within their fields—fields that Gottlieb hold dear to heart as entrepreneurial basics.

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