OSI Group is a global player in the food market and has earned a valuable reputation in the market as a leading innovator and healthy food processor. OSI Group has been involved in meat products and food processing for more than 100 years since first starting out in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky. Back when the company was still a meat market, Otto managed to make key moves to expand the business and build collaborations with strong companies. As a German immigrant, Otto was eager to make his mark and succeed with the vast amount of opportunity that was all around him. Otto found success where he landed in Chicago which became his home and the start of his meat shop.
As he outdid the other markets in the area, Otto’s company grew further and eventually became Otto and Sons when his children joined the company as well. One of the biggest times for expansion for the company was when Otto came across a better way to ship out there meats at wholesale. When the opportunity came, Otto took it and became one of the leading meat providers in the entire country, building a massive reputation not just around the nation, but throughout the local community as well.
Otto & Sons saw exponential growth back in the 1950’s when they first went into business with McDonald’s providing them with thousands of beef patties all over the nation. Thanks to the new innovations that were developed over the years, Otto & Sons was able to expand on their meat services many times. As the first and original supplier to the McDonald’s franchise, OSI Group has had a key relationship in place for more than 60 years. It wasn’t until 1975 that the OSI Group changed the company named from Otto & Sons, with the approval of the companies original owners. This reflected the transition of the company to new leadership and also the expansion into new food products outside of just meat.
In today’s fast-changing world of healthcare, businesses that stay ahead of their competitors never miss an opportunity. Whether venturing into a new aspect of healthcare, updating their technology, or other aspects that lead to innovative ideas, a forward-thinking approach such as this always leads to great results. This has become evident recently, as healthcare insurer Aetna and world-renowned pharmaceutical chain CVS have announced plans to merge their companies, creating the ability to greatly expand their customer base. This move, along with finding out online retail giant Amazon has obtained pharmaceutical licenses in multiple states, leads one to conclude the healthcare industry as we know it will be undergoing drastic changes in the upcoming years. Because of this, healthcare entrepreneurs such as Drew Madden are finding their services to be in high demand.
Currently one of the founders of Evergreen Healthcare Partners, a healthcare consulting company focusing on IT operations and change management, Drew Madden has more than two decades experience helping companies, healthcare facilities, and other related businesses solve the most complex problems. Using his B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering, he has worked extensively to design state-of-the-art electronic medical records systems that utilize cloud technology and other aspects to create systems that are more secure than ever. As a result, he has been able to help numerous organizations put aside systems that were relying on outdated software, and instead provide online medical records systems that keep vital medical and personal data safe and secure.
Prior to founding Evergreen Healthcare Partners, Drew Madden had already established himself as perhaps the leading authority in the healthcare IT industry. This came from his years at Nordic Consulting Partners, where he served as co-founder and President. A small healthcare IT consulting firm when it began, Drew quickly began to get incredible results. Starting with only 10 employees, it grew to include more than 700 skilled IT professionals when he left. Along with this, the client list went from three to 150, and annual revenues from $1 million to over $130 million. With results like this, it’s no wonder Drew Madden’s reputation speaks for itself.