At nineteen Guilherme Paulus was already an intern at IBM was one of the highlights of his young life and despite being this bright, his parents could not afford the money required for him to study medicine and it seemed like the walls were closing in on him. He was, however, determined to make this lack of finances, define his future, and at IBM he would put his best foot forward and was able to work in several departments, but working with numbers was exhausting, and it was not something himself for the rest of his life. Just before he left IBM, he had seen an advert in the papers requesting for an airfare salesman which meant he would get twenty times more and it would be interest-free, but he would have to move to Casa Faro. This was a challenge to such a young mind, but he was eager to take it on, and he was able to keep doing it for approximately two years. While on the job, he became friends with one of the federal deputies who was quite fond of games. He would play all manner of games including bingo and always kept photographs as part of souvenirs of each event he attended. This was so much part of his everyday life that he harbored the thought of one day opening a tourism office in Santo André to support the same. He managed to convince Guilherme Paulus to partner with him for a 33% stake in the company. This would later come to be Guilherme Paulus first business venture. Shortly after in 1972 Guilherme Paulus initiated the embryo of CVC. This was now a serious venture for him, and he was willing to go in the whole length. Paulus remembers fondly how years later people would inquire what the initials stood for which he would not clearly state himself, but by the time his tour company was doing so well that he just inverted it to mean “Continue Traveling with Us.”
Guilherme Paulus has become one of the most industrious individuals investing in the tourism sector. He has invested in a number of high-end hotels and resorts as well as tour operator CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. This has enabled him to capture the entire sector well, and as of the last released results from the group’s finance department, they were handling about 92,000 guests yearly.