In 1972 co-founders of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A., Guilherme Paulus and Carlos Vicente Cerchiari began a journey that would eventually lead to many accomplishments. Carlos would choose to walk away, a short 2 years later and leave operations to be run by his business partner Paulus.
Guilherme Paulus will eventually grow CVS Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A to the year 2009 when a deal would be struck between CVS and the Carlyle Group. 63.6% of the company would be sold for $420 million, and by 2018 there would be plans take the company public. During this journey, he would become known as one of the most influential and successful businessmen in Brazil.
Graduating with a degree in business, Guilherme Paulus has been in the tourism industry for more than 35 years. Benefiting greatly from his aggressive business style, Mr. Paulus Is credited single-handedly for improving the standard of living to many citizens of Brazil. By having a profoundly positive effect by way of his philanthropy or his employment opportunities, he was nominated entrepreneurial of the year by Money magazine in 2017. In 2005, he cleverly positioned himself to make a large investment in the establishment of what become known as GJP hotels and resorts are also known as the GJP Group. By the year 2014, the World Cup in the Summer Olympics would follow a short 2 years later in 2016. This clever positioning right in time for these two major events helps exploded GJP to be one of the largest hotel chains, today responsible for over 15 hotels and resorts throughout the country of Brazil. Today still considered one of the most prominent businessmen, Guilherme Paulus continues to share is prosperity through many donations and setting an example for the next generation of businessmen on how to be successful and ethical.