Guilherme Paulus the co-founder of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. studied business during his time in college. Mr. Paulus would go on to become one of the most successful businessmen in Brazil. Named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. Guilherme is renowned for his forward out of the box thinking and the application of innovative strategies to business dealings. Over his 45 years professional career, Guilherme Paulus has had a huge influence on the economy as one of the largest job creators in recent history.
In 1972, Guilherme Paulus and Carlos Vicente Cerchiari founded CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. together with the intention of providing traveling solutions in Brazil. In 1974, Carlos Vicente Cerchiari decided it was in his best interest to leave the company he co-founded and leave the company to by Guilherme. From this point, Mr. Paulus took it upon himself to continue to expand the company and grow it into what it is today. Visit Guilherme Paulus at Forbes for more info.
Today CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. has operations in South America, including 23 states in Brazil and Europe, and has 209 points of sale. CVC Brasil is responsible for providing employment for more than 3,200 people and providing business for 1,000 suppliers and serving over 8.5 million passengers in South America and Europe. In October 2013, Guilherme Paulus joined the board of directors as Chairman.
Always seeking ways to innovate and expand, Guilherme Paulus founded GJP Hotels and Resorts in 2005. Currently, GJP controls more than 15 hotels and resorts, with plans to being the implementation of an expansion strategy to include construction of hotels near airports. In 2009, the private equity firm, Carlyle Group purchased 63% of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. for an estimated $420 million. There are plans in the works to take CVC Brasil public this year. Learn more: http://www.abramark.com.br/web-portfolio/guilherme-paulus/
Amazon already is a leader in most e-commerce and digital entertainment categories, and their partnership with Whole Foods has had a lot of speculation on the future of supermarkets. Paul Mampilly, a chief editor at Banyan Hill has informed readers about Amazon’s new partnership with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase and how this is funding a new way to buy prescription drugs that is causing a major disruption to the pharmaceutical industry. Many healthcare stocks have seen their margins go down, so Mampilly warns investors to take care when considering buying cheap stocks or ETFs. He does have words of optimism in that there have been companies such as Netflix and Kroger who have found ways to beat Amazon’s systems, and he says some drug store chains like CVS just might do the same.
Paul Mampilly had the understanding of the markets to see the dot-com crash of 2000 and the real estate bubble of 2008 happen before they did. He spent years lending his knowledge of the markets and offering top advisory services as a manager at several large banks including ING, Deutsche Bank and Banker’s Trust. Paul Mampilly was also a featured financier in Barron’s magazine in 2006 when he took over asset management at Kinetics International Fund, one of the top hedge funds at the time. He grew that hedge fund from $6 billion to $25 billion, and a couple years later he won a competition run by the Templeton Foundation in which he bought stocks with $50 million during the real estate crisis, and then made 76℅ in gains without shorting or buying high risk stocks. In 2012 Mampilly made news for predicting the boom of Sarepta Therapeutics and saw its stock grow very large.
Paul Mampilly eventually left Wall Street because he was never truly happy with his long work hours and only making money for the wealthy 1℅. So he began writing newsletters for Banyan Hill that readers from all backgrounds have been able to understand and learn how they can build wealth without needing a professional broker. Mampilly also writes free posts in Banyan Hill’s Daily Investor Sovereign.