When it comes to Brazilian or Latin American tourism, Guilherme Paulus is a key figure who helped the industry become what it is today. Paulus is the co-founder of CVC Brasil Operadora, the largest tourism operator that Latin America has to offer. Starting out as a small business, CVC turned into an internationally recognized enterprise, bringing in $5.2 billion in annual revenue, a figure which is continuing to increase.
Prior to founding CVC, Guilherme Paulus worked as an intern for IBM and later on at Casa Faro. The idea for CVC came from Carlos Vicente Cerchiari, who took Paulus as his business partner when he was only 24 years old, in 1972. Cerchiari retired from the project only 4 years in, leaving Paulus at the helm of the company. In 2009, after 37 years of operating, Guilherme Paulus sold most of the business to Carlyle Group for the price of approximately $750 million. However, he still owns a portion of the company, and is still invested in its current operations, continuing to help it grow and expand. He is currently focused on creating new CVC stores around the country of Brazil, the plan is to establish 100 new stores every year, and reach a total of 2000 stores by the year 2020. The stores are also opened in less populated area, which have less than 50,000 residents, in order to attract a different type of clientele.
Despite being involved in the company’s operations, CVC is not the only business to which Guilherme Paulus dedicates his time. In 2006 he bought Webjet, a small airline which operate a single airplane. He sold the company in 2011, after he managed to turn it into Brazil’s third largest airline. In addition, he founded GJP Hotels & Resorts in 2005. The small venture turned into a large hotel chain which features 14 hotels and resorts. As a result of his work on GJP, he was elected Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017, as he spent $600 million of his money to build new hotels throughout the country – a venture which created approximately 1,900 job opportunities.
Having a vast experience in the field of business, Wes Edens has accomplished many things in his career as a business person. He owns several sports teams, Milwaukee Bucks is an example. Edens has also taken part in founding of a number of companies including the Fortress investment group. He is a successful entrepreneur based in New York. Wes had greatly contributed to and funded Aston Villa; a well-known English Champions club. Recently, the soccer club has been facing crucial financial issues. It was evident that it was struggling to meet its needs up until Wes Edens and his partner came to its rescue. They bought most of the stake in the club. This move helped stabilize the financial crisis of the club.
Edens has driven Fortress Investment Company to great achievements. The company is now aiming at expanding its arms in the real estate business. It was reported that it recently completed paying a huge loan and is looking forward to investing more in this field. Soft Bank has no hesitation in funding the company following it good reputation and credit worthiness.
The company has taken a new turn in investment following new insights from Wes Edens and other cofounders. Lending loans directly and privately is expected to boost their income and increase profits. This is intended to attract many upcoming companies. It also aims at airplane leasing as a way of increasing its assets.
Wes Edens can be attributed as a good manager.Ever since its founding, Fortress Investment Company has grown. To the date it was acquired by the Softbank, it had almost 1000 employees. In addition, there were over $40 billion well managed assets. The company had also maintained an outstanding reputation in the market. Having to work with this company was a success on the part of the bank.
Wes is an achiever and a mastermind. He has played major roles in improving sports and also growing companies. Since he began his career, he has worked successfully with fellow businessmen and has brought growth in the companies he has worked for including the BlackRock Financial Management .