Guilherme Paulus, a man known for his massive achievements and contributions to the Brazilian and also Latin American tourism industry, began his career as a mere intern at IBM. However, being a man with a vision to become a leader and a game changer, he has grown to become the owner of CVC, Brazil’s largest tour operating company, and is also the fuel behind GJP, a chain of ultra-modern Brazilian hotels and resorts.
GJP hotels and resorts began as a single hotel in 1995, but thanks to his innovative leadership, today it is a chain of 20 hotels and resorts spread out all over the country and is now a source of income for over 5000 people. However, despite his successes, Guilherme Paulus is quick to point out that the idea of CVC was not his but that of his previous partner, Carlos Vincente Cerchiari. In a recent interview, Guilherme lays it all bare by saying that when he met Carlos, he was still quite young and did not have the capital to start any business but his entrepreneurship spirit caused him to stick with Vincente, and together they opened a store at cinema exit known as CVC.
What started as a small store is now the largest tour operator in Latin America with stores all over Brazil and other parts of the region. Besides revealing how CVC and GJP began, Mr. Paulus also says that he believes in God and as such the first thing that he does in the morning is thank him and then write his weekly schedule to make his day as productive as he can.
Being a businessman and an entrepreneur, Guilherme Paulus says that he is often excited by how technology is changing the scope of business. The fact that it is now possible to identify the needs of clientele and act quickly to meet them, as well as market a company using the latest trends in technology incredibly thrills him. Guilherme travels a lot to different parts of the country where his hotels are situated and interacts with his employees and clients while in these resorts, a habit he says makes him more productive as he gets to learn different things from them and then uses them to make substantial changes.
More about Guilherme Paulus
Born in Sao Paulo, Guilherme Paulus is one of the most influential business bigwigs in the tourism sector. As mentioned earlier, he is the fuel behind CVC and GJP hotels and resorts. His accomplishments in this field have seen him win the Entrepreneur of the Year award and he has been honored by various countries in Latin America such as France and Mexico. He has also been featured across multiple tourism magazines as the cornerstone of tourism.