Guilherme Paulus and His Success in Tourism Business
If you love tours and travel, then Brazil would be the premier destination full of green tourism destinations. In a country full of tourism opportunities, Guilherme Paulus saw an opening for a successful career. He was inspired by this opportunity to be different and become independent rather than hustling his way up in the career world. He decided to drop any career ambitions and pursue his business ventures and investments, especially in the tourism industry.
Guilherme Paulus early life had many interesting turnarounds because his parents had different plans for him. He joined IBM as an intern before he turned twenty years. His parents pushed harder for him to join the medical career by being a doctor but his mind was on a different path. In his mind, business was the only option and activity that interested him. Find out more about Paulus at Exame.
Guilherme Paulus began his business venture after two years working as a salesperson at Casa Faro travel agency at the age of 24. This came after completing his internship at IBM, which played a major role in unearthing his passion for business and self-reliance. He was able to meet with his future partner while at Casa Faro, whom they later would start a new company together. They realized that they had similar passions in the tourism industry and their rare level of compatibility was something to admire.
They jointly found and registered CVC Company where they concentrated mostly on the tour business. Luckily enough, Mercedes Corporation surprisingly offered their company an annual tour which turned out to be the foundation of their business when it comes to corporate clients. By marketing the concept they had to other companies, they positioned themselves higher and soon begun making inroads.
Under Guilherme Paulus’ leadership, CVC has expanded in greater proportions to be Latin America’s biggest tour company. In 2009, Carlyle Group – a private equity business – purchased 63.3% or $420 million stakes in CVC. He is also the founder of GJP Hotels and Resorts which began operations in 2005 and controls more than 15 hotels in the country. His ideas led to the aggressive development of these resorts just before the 2004 world cup event to tap maximum traffic and profits. His net-worth currently stands at $1.1 billion.