Guilherme Paulus had completed an internship at IBM he on his way to becoming one of the most respected and successful businessmen in Brazil. Paulus and his partner Carlos Vicente Cerchiari had founded CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. in 1972. Eventually benefiting from organic growth and aggressive business strategy CVC would eventually grow to become the largest tourism company in Brazil, in the top ten in the world.
Guilherme Paulus studied business in college has been able to grow this company to have offices in 23 different states in Brazil, and several offices in countries within South America. CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. currently, has 209 points of sales throughout the world, including Argentina Uruguay, Chile, and France.
Guilherme Paulus is loved and respected by so many Brazilians throughout his business career, which is over 40 years now he has created thousands of jobs in donated millions of dollars to charities. CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. currently employs over 3200 citizens in 1000 suppliers. With both domestic and international operations CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. currently serves 8.5 million passengers. Constantly scanning the horizons for other business opportunities in 2005 he began making large investments in the hotel industry and founded his hotel chains GJP Hotels and Resorts. When Brazil hosted the World Cup in 2014 and The Summer Olympics 2016 GJP Hotels and Resorts benefited greatly. Currently, with a network of over $1.1 billion, Paulus was featured in Forbes magazine in 2013. Today GJP Hotels and Resorts controls over 15 hotels throughout Brazil. Guilherme Paulus since October 2013 is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at CVC. In 20098 the private equity firm, The Carlyle Group announced a deal to purchase 63.6% of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. with plans to take the company public in 2018