Guilherme Paulus started CVC Tour Company in 1972. Four decades later, it is the biggest tour company in Latin America. It grew so big that he even sold part of it to Carlyle Group. He is now holding about 37 percent of the company. The growth of this company, however, depicts the great work that he has done in the Brazilian tourism industry. He has created something that has offered job opportunities to hundreds of people around the country. Since he created this company, his life changed, and the Brazilian tourism sector changed. Many tourists have been coming into the country through the recommendation of CVC.
Guilherme Paulus had partnered with a friend in 1972 to start this company. In fact, it is his friend who came up with the idea of building CVC and even offered to provide the money needed to start the operations. Guilherme Paulus was young and had no source of money to allow him to finance the company. He was an intern with IBM. After the deal with Carlos Vicente, he started working on the project. He left his job at IBM and concentrated on making the dream of a tour company possible. Four years into the business, he was left alone. His friend was no longer in the business, and it was all alone for him. He had to look for ways of surviving seeing that his friend was the investor in the business. Guilherme was convinced that the idea would work no matter the challenges, he held on made sure that he never allowed anything wrong to happen. By the stroke of the new millennium, he was the owner of the biggest tour company in Brazil.
Guilherme Paulus has succeeded because he has always been a committed leader in the business. His eyes and mind are focused on building an empire that would offer more advantages to the country. So far, it is no longer what he can achieve, but what he can help the country achieve. He has built a successful business that has offered job opportunities to thousands of Brazilians. He has also created another business known as GJP Hotel and Resorts.
About Guilherme Paulus: www.forbes.com/profile/guilherme-paulus/