Corporate generosity is a well known tradition of many American companies and is one that Stream Energy based out of Dallas, Texas is striving to uphold. The direct sales company was established in 2005 and has managed to generate $ billion in revenue in that time. Originally the company focused on supplying power to its customers, but over the years has adapted and expanded alongside new technology and now offers additional services such as wireless plans, virtual medical visits, digital voice, and protective home services.
Alongside the impressive success of the bottom line for Stream Energy, the company also has a proven track record of philanthropy both financial and more. The company which operates in 10 states, recently took a step to not only cement it’s philanthropic goals but expand on them by establishing “Stream Cares”. This group within the company is focused solely on inspiring more volunteer efforts among associates and to direct time and money to the most
impactful and deserving causes.
One such cause that the company made a large impact was Hurricane Harvey which devastated the Texas Gulf Coast in the fall of 2017. Stream Energy stepped up to aid in funding the vast recovery efforts as well as made decisions to help mitigate some of the financial burden specifically to their own customers.
Another focal point for Stream Energy Cares stays close to home, as they have been and remain a key partner of Hope Supply Co, which is a Dallas based organization focusing on homeless children in the area. Stream Energy footed the bill for over 1,000 children’s meal and entrance fee to an event known as Splash for Hope. The event gives homeless children a chance to experience a local water park for a day, as well as providing food and additional necessary items.
Stream Energy is not the only American company who makes an impact in their community. However, with their new initiative “Stream Cares” they are at the front of a new trend in business which is making charitable giving a more precise and directed effort within companies across the country.
The entrepreneurs entering the business world are hoping to have the next big idea that revolutionizes everything. Unfortunately, no matter how much hope some of the young entrepreneurs have, many still end up failing due to a complete lack of experience and knowledge. In these cases, they could learn a lot from looking at entrepreneurs like Sheldon Lavin and his decades-long career at OSI Group.
Sheldon Lavin has a lot of knowledge in business, but in particular, he is great at large-scale food supply chain operations. He knows that there are a lot of factors that must be considered in order to make these operations a success. Sheldon Lavin knows that it is impossible for him to be able to make every minute decision on his own, which is why he implements a strong, trusted team to help him with the details.
One of the types of incidents that Lavin relies on his team for is keeping him informed about any possible shortages of necessary ingredients. If the research of his team predicts that there will be a shortage for a particular reason in the near future, he knows to go ahead and order a large quantity of the product before the shortage happens and the price increases. This process has helped Sheldon Lavin in career for the last 50 years.
The OSI Group has had a century of success in the food industry. It is sometimes difficult to imagine the multinational corporation as the small butcher shop that it began as. The butcher shop that started OSI Group was founded by an immigrant from Germany in a suburb of Chicago. Later, the business was taken over by the immigrant’s sons who helped the company grow by making several important business decisions.
One of the main factors of growth for the company that is now led by chief executive officer Sheldon Lavin is their involvement with McDonald’s. When the sons of the company’s founder first made the handshake deal with the owner of the chain that at the time only consisted of a few franchises, they never expected it to grow in the way that it did. As the chain expanded across the country, the company that would become OSI Group quickly figured out ways to expand their production while maintaining a fresh product that could be shipped for long distances. Innovation made this possible and has become part of the core values of OSI.
Anil Chaturvedi is currently serving as the managing director of Hinduja Bank in Switzerland. He was appointed to this position after serving for many years in various private, commercial and investment banks in the United States. He has a great reputation as a banker. He has been in the industry for four decades in which he has proved that he is indeed one of the best banking professionals. All the banks he has worked with has seen his productivity and attest to his brilliance in managing finances. Anil Chaturvedi is treated as a key player in the banking industry, and his advice is sought after by many banking and financial institutions which would like to know to react to certain changes in the global financial industry.
Anil Chaturvedi is a graduate of Delhi University. He holds MBA from this institution. Previously he was at Meerut University where he graduated with a degree in economics. His understanding of matters business is laid on a solid educational foundation. He is able to interpret issues which play out in the financial industry from the educational point of view and his experience as a seasoned banker.
Anil Chaturvedi attended his first job at the State Bank of India. This is where he had his first encounter with the practical management of banking operations. He was placed in the planning and development department. He was given the responsibility of making sure that the company was getting more clients. He played his role with great perfection. He worked for this bank for four years and made a huge difference. At the end of his term, the bank had made $500 million.
After working for this bank for four years, he moved to ANZ Grindlays where he worked for another two years. Her. He created a business model that is still beneficial to the bank. He left ANZ Grindlays for Merrill Lynch. This is the organization which made him the person he is in the banking sector. He played his role with great diligence and helped this investment bank make huge profits as well as attract many high profile investors. He stayed in this bank for 17 years.