Guilherme Paulus is the founder and CEO of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens S.A. He founded the company in 1972 at only 24 years old in São Paulo, alongside a Brazilian politician (who quit 4 years later), and through dedication and hard work he developed the business into what it is today, one of the largest tourism operators in Latin America. See more of Guilherme Paulus on facebook.
He started out as an intern at IBM, but his drive and vast knowledge led him to the world of entrepreneurship. Guilherme Paulus grew the business he created into a multi-billion dollar force on the market place, CVC’s annual revenues being at $5.2 billion, and increasing every year.
His company has thousands of partners around the world, from hotels to airlines, and due to his services for the tourism industry he received several honors from foreign governments. In 2012, he received recognition from French government officials as a result of him being an important developer of French tourism. In his home country he earned the reputation of being a key player in growing and expanding Brazilian tourism, being honored with the awards “Personality of the Year” and “Revolutionary Customer Relation” from different publications.
In 2009, Guilherme Paulus sold part of CVC to Carlyle Group, and the purchase freed him to focus his attention more on expansion strategies. His company is present in a large number of malls throughout Brazil, and Paulus wants to establish 100 new stores every year, including in less populated areas, which have untapped potential. He collaborates with Omni Channel in order to integrate digital media within physical stores by adding online vendors, offering potential clients more options suited to their needs and preferences.
Guilherme Paulus also own GJP Hotel and Resorts, which he founded in 2005. The business grew in a short amount of time, and it currently owns 19 hotels. He currently acts as the company’s chairman, and as a result of his work he incorporated many luxurious hotels under the GJP brand. Plans for the company are to continue to expand, Paulus showing a deep interest in building new hotels and resorts.