Guilherme Paulus is known to be a global entrepreneur and a Brazilian hotelier. He is known to have established CVC Brasil Operadora. Paulus also runs the GJP Hotels and Resorts. In his country, Brazil, he is ranked among the leading persuasive persons. He got his first job in IBM where he held an intern position. Guilherme opened his first hotel in 1995. The employees of GJP Hotels and Resort are more than 50,000 in number in more than its 20 hotels and resorts.
Guilherme explained that Carlos Vicente Cerchiari is the one who came up with the idea of starting CVC and by that time Carlos was the state deputy. Guilherme Paulus met with Carlos Vicente for the first time in a ship tour where they discussed about Carlos’ interest in opening a tourism business in Santo Andre. At that time, Paulus resided in Santo Andre. After their discussion, they decided to combine efforts where Paulus brought in workforce and Carlos contributed capital for the investment.
During the initial period of their project, Guilherme was an employee in Casa Faro. They opened their first store in a small street near the exit door of a cinema. They choose this position as they believed it would attract a huge number of people. Paulus partnered with Carlos for four years after which they split. Guilherme Paulus is positive minded and begins his week by making plans for the rest of the week so that to enhance order and productivity. Paulus appreciates the advancement in technology as it has helped improve communication as well as making it easy to track market trends. Revista elege Guilherme Paulus como empreendedor do ano.
He explains that being physically present in many of his hotels makes him have a better understanding of the happenings and what needs to be improved. Guilherme Paulus also believes that interacting with workers and clients face to face increases productivity. He advocates for listening from those who are ahead or at a higher level. Paulus encourages other entrepreneurs to love what they do and to put the needs of their customers’ first place. He likes a book written by Og Mandino entitled The Greatest Salesman in the World.