Meet David McDonald, the COO, and President of OSI Group

Posted on January 07, 2019

It takes a great leader to lead a global company to success, but it takes an exceptional leader to remain modest and not tout around his success. While David McDonald, president, and chief operating officer of OSI Group have achieved a lot in the company, he chooses to remain humble and is of more service to his Iowa community. David McDonald is one person who knows the value of hard work and relentless dedication, as he has had to go out of his way to make an impact at OSI Group.

Early history

He was first involved with OSI Group shortly after graduating from Iowa State University (ISU) with a degree in Animal Science. All through his life, McDonald has always been the sharpest person in his class and he carried along this practice to ISU as he was bestowed the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award. The award celebrates ISU seniors who display exceptional character and make a substantial contribution to the university and community activities. This is the kind of dedication and motivation that drove David McDonald to work his way up from a junior officer, to his current position as the president and chief operating officer of OSI Group.

Community involvements

David McDonald is fully dedicated to the vision, dream, and goals of OSI Group, but he still finds time and space in his heart and schedule for his Iowa community, which has given him so much and made him what he is today. Being passionate about agriculture and entrepreneurship McDonald is fully committed to Iowa State University Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. The initiative sponsors ISU students and alumni who have ventured into agricultural by mentoring them knowledge-wise and financial-wise.

Other philanthropic efforts

McDonald is also a regular donor of the Alpha Gamma Rho scholarship fund that sponsors exceptional students seeking to advance their education. Additionally, David McDonald is fully committed to helping ISU students’ access internship opportunities at OSI Group and other top companies. For his commitment to the alumni association, McDonald was awarded the ISU Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award in 2004 and also won the Iowa State University Foundation’s Emerging Philanthropist Award in 2014.

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Private Equity Firm: Southridge Capital

Posted on August 17, 2018

Southridge Capital LLC, an investment group founded in 1996. The company ranks in the top 100,000, for active investors based on the CrunchBase (CB) database. The company is known as a private equity firm. The company is based out of Ridgefield, Connecticut, along with offices in New York, New York; Los Angeles, California; and Ontario, Canada. Southridge is a small investment company, with employment ranging from 11 to 50 personnel. The leadership of the organization includes, CEO Stephen M. Hicks, Chief Financial Officer Narine Persuad and Chief Operating Officer Henry Barry Sargent. The digital footprint of the firm includes a home web page, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.

 

Hicks, founding principal of Southridge Capital, has led the strategic direction, business development and execution of business for the company since the beginning. Overall, Hicks is a veteran of 30 years in the investment industry. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from King’s College in New York and he received his MBA from Fordham University in New York City.

 

According to Newswire, Hicks has experiences that include financial structuring, derivatives, risk arbitrage and investment banking. His experiences provide financial solutions for Southridge Capital. He credits his productivity by following the Wall Street Journal online, Quotestream and the over-the-counter markets exchange. He also recommends reading the biography “Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.”, which he states is a source of inspiration. Check out releasefact.com

 

 

Hicks started Southridge Capital while transitioning from a small New York hedge fund. Leading an established organization, Hicks begins his business days reviewing the portfolio and creating lists for himself and his employees of goals to accomplish. He is always searching for a new opportunity, which he states is currently the cryptocurrency and pot. He admits difficult times, in regards to dealings with the government and investment failures, but he has learned from the experiences. He now cares more with how cash is spent and less about making deals.

 

Learn Business From Mr. Vinod Gupta

Posted on May 31, 2018

Business in the United States is more active than anywhere else on the planet. America is home to the strongest economy in terms of gross domestic product, which means there is more money changed hands regularly in the United States than in any other nation.

 

Vinod Gupta, a longtime United States citizen, first came from India in 1967 to Omaha, Nebraska, where he is still based today. Currently the lead executive of Everest Capital Partners, Inc., an alternative investment firm that helps institutional investors grow their portfolios more quickly than nearly all other such portfolio managers in the Omaha, Nebraska, area, Vinod Gupta started the company nearly a decade ago after he sold Infogroup, a company he’s had control over since he founded its predecessor in 1972.

 

Mr. Gupta’s career in both education and commerce in the United States has been hallmarked by his robust success and Vinod Gupta’s equally strong drive to succeed.

 

Just two weeks ago, Mr. Gupta was interviewed by the editorial team at IdeaMensch, the Internet’s best spot to reach out to for insightful interviews that expose the World Wide Web to some of the greatest entrepreneurs and other public or important figures.

 

In 1972, American Business Information was created by the one and only Vinod Gupta – he didn’t have any help, either. Over time, American Business Information turned into InfoUSA, which was owned by Infogroup; the difference? The latter is the parent company with more than InfoUSA under its leadership, though the majority of its operations related to InfoUSA.

 

Mr. Gupta got the initial idea for American Business Information after a former employer asked the ex-marketing researcher to compile an exhaustive list of potential clients. Gupta completed the job successfully, though he quickly realized that browsing through 9,800-some Yellow Pages local phonebooks was not appealing to anybody – he correctly guessed that businesses and people would pay for hordes of accurate information.

 

Read more about Vinod Gupta on Vinod Gupta: Indian-born American Businessman, Investor, and Philanthropist.

 

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