At the young age of 24, Guilherme Paulus was already making great strides in the business world; this would explain his billion-dollar profile. This was back in 1972 when he launched his tour business that he named CVC Brazil Operedora Agencia de Viagens S.A. However, Paulus does not take all the credit for the founding of the business, his partner played a major role in it as well. But just four years into the business he left amicably and sold his part to Guilherme leaving him total control over the business. Since then, Paulus has been solely responsible for the running of CVC, a job that he has performed tremendously. Visit the website abramark.com to learn more about Guilherme Paulus.
Guilherme Paulus’s work at CVC
From the time he took control in 1976, Paulus has taken the company to great heights. The company has grown from a mere tour agency to the largest tour operator in entire Latin America. The company grew into a multi-million dollar agency by the early 2000s. in the year 2009, he made what he explains to be one of the toughest but best choices in his life. Paulus sold 63.6 percent shares of CVC to Carlyle Group; a private equity establishment. He made close to 450 million dollars in the sale. Even after the sale, Paulus continues to be a great part of the company being the owner of the remaining shares and a part of the company’s executive committee. Read this article at Bloomberg.com.
Other Ventures of Guilherme Paulus
In addition to founding CVC, Guilherme Paulus is also responsible for the establishment of GJP Hotels and Resort. Working in the tourism industry opened him to the idea of venturing into hospitality as well as the two industries go hand in hand. GJP Hotels and Resorts own and operate well over 15 hotels and resorts situated in different parts of Brazil. Aside from developing their own hotels, GJP also gets offers to develop hotels and resorts for other companies and even the government. Before the 2014 World Cup, the company has won a bid to develop several hotels near the major airports in Brazil that would accommodate the foreigners. The company began operating in 1995 and has granted job opportunities to more than 5000 individuals.