Talented people need only one chance to demonstrate their ineptness to the world. Often, people are lured to more charismatic, less talented individuals who waste multiple opportunities on bad ideas. Occasionally, someone like Carlos Cerchiari meets someone like Guilherme Paulus, and it changes the world.
In an unlikely beginning, Cerchiari first met Paulus while on a shipping trip. They started talking about their jobs and were Paulus wanted to go in his career, as he was only 24 at the time. Eventually, the conversation turned toward Cerchiari’s openness to the idea of opening a tourist agency where he lived.
As the conversation progressed, Cerchiari noticed Paulus’s interest and asked if he wanted to join the venture. As a 24-year-old, Guilherme Paulus had nothing to bring to the company other than his hardworking attitude and willingness to accept the challenge. Still, Cerchiari saw something special within young Paulus.
After thinking it over for a few days, Paulus decided that he wanted to join Cerchiari’s venture. With Cerchiari’s money, they opened the first CVC tourist agency on a little street Santo Andre. In only four years, Cerchiari saw such a change in Paulus; he felt comfortable moving on to other ventures, leaving Guilherme Paulus with controlling interest in CVC.
By the early 90s, Paulus’s reputation as an entrepreneur grew internationally. In 1995, he founded GJP Hotels and Resorts. Working in conjunction with CVC, GJP built more than 20 properties in Maceio, Recife, Salvador, Sao Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro.
Though GJP also earned international recognition, many people are still impressed by CVC’s success. In recent interviews, Guilherme Paulus talked about how his career wouldn’t have happened if Carlos Cerchiari never gave him the opportunity to co-found CVC Brasil Operadora.
That belief gave Paulus the courage and daringness to start GJP Hotels and Resorts; it’s the reason he’s an internationally renowned hotelier and entrepreneur. Even in his older age, he continues working closely with both companies, pushing his limitations and experimenting with new techniques and strategies.
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