Guilherme Paulus is among the most influential businessmen in Brazil and is the co-founder and owner of the largest tour operators in Brazil named CVC. He started the company when he was just twenty-four along with his friend who was a Brazilian politician. However, his partner left the firm after only four years leaving the responsibility of the entire firm on the shoulders of Guilherme. The innovative marketing strategies and the travel packages that he introduced and implemented helped the company to not only stay afloat in this competitive market but also helped the company to become one of the most preferred travel partners for Latin American tourists.
In 2009, Carlyle Group, one of the leading private equity groups in the world took sixty-three percent holding in CVC at $420 million. Guilherme Paulus is also the founder and owner of the GJP Hotels and Resorts, which currently has over two dozen hotels and resorts across the country. The economic boom that the state has witnessed in the past couple of decades has called for the boom in the travel industry. More and more people are traveling to Brazil, and it has helped CVC to deliver innovative yet affordable travel packages to the tourists. It has helped the company to increase its revenue and stronghold in the tourism sector consistently.
Under the leadership of Guilherme Paulus, CVC has become a company that people across Latin America trust. Before he moved to the tourism industry, Guilherme Paulus worked as an intern at IBM. Currently, he is based in Sao Paulo, where he is continually trying to find new ways to take CVC to a higher level of success. He is one of the richest Brazilians currently and is trying to become a leading hotelier in the country. The GJP Hotels and Resorts are presently working to expand its network across the country, especially near the airports and railway stations. Forbes has listed Guilherme as one of the wealthiest and most successful Brazilians and entrepreneurs. The management success that he has achieved as the CEO of CVC is remarkable and has inspired many young Brazilian entrepreneurs as well.