At just 24 years of age, Guilherme Paulus founded CVC, a Sao Paulo-based business which would become the largest tour operator in Latin America. After decades of steady growth, private equity firm Carlyle Group acquired a 60% stake in the company in 2009, with an IPO following in 2013. Since then, Guilherme Paulus has shifted his attention to hospitality. In fact, the seasoned entrepreneur founded GJP Hotels and Resorts, after seeing an opportunity in the surge of visitors to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. Visit his facebook to learn more about his platforms.
IstoE magazine recently named Paulus Entrepreneur of the Year for his commitment to creating jobs and investing in Brazil. After his selling a majority stake in CVC and flipping low-cost Brazilian airline WebJet, Guilherme Paulus could have simply rested on his laurels. However, that is not Paulus’ style. Instead, he has invested R$600 million of his own money into his new hotel venture, which operates 20 hotels across 11 Brazilian states. GJP operates four hotel brands, including St. Andrews, which is a member of Relais & Châteaux and one of the most exclusive hotels in the country. The company also operates Linx, a chain of three-star hotels.
In 2018, new Linx hotels are planned in Juiz de Fora, a small city in Minas Gerais around three hours from Rio de Janeiro, as well as in Canoas, a medium-sized city in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Paulus’ GJP also recently acquired a resort in the small coastal city of Porto Galinhas, located south of the Brazilian city of Recife.
As the founder of CVC, Guilherme Paulus built a fortune by offering the exciting prospect of travel to Brazil’s burgeoning middle class in the 1980s and 1990s. Now, he is banking on the future of Brazilian tourism, betting that both Brazilians and international tourists will continue to flock to the country’s cities and beaches.
OSI Group prides in an incredible development since the turn of the millennium. David McDonald has stayed with the company for more than 30 years. He is the current president as well as the chief operating officer of OSI Group. OSI Group started as a butcher shop by a German immigrant in Chicago. Some decades later, the company has risen to become a global leader in food production. The company has 65 branches in 17 countries. It has acquired and joined ventures in the United States as well as across the world. David McDonald joined the company in its early stages. David grew up in Iowa. He went to Iowa State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science.
Currently, McDonald heads one of the most successful privately owned companies in the United States. He is still an active member of the Iowa State community. He is actively involved in the University’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. He generously supports Alpha Gamma Rho scholarship fund. Additionally, David has played a significant role in developing internship opportunities for OSI Group’s ICU students. His active involvement in the internship opportunities led him to gain an ISU Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award, recognition for his activism with the alumni association. McDonald has six children with his wife, Malinda.
Two of his elder kids attend ISU. David McDonald has played a significant role in the acquisition of Baho by OSI Group. Baho is a Dutch food organization that offers snacks and deli meats for the retail and European food service industries. Additionally, David has helped OSI Group in acquiring Flagship Europe which is currently known as Food Europe which supplies high-quality bespoke products. McDonald has expertise in food production logistics with immense knowledge working with local suppliers, government agencies, and retailers across the world.Growing in Iowa as a farm boy looks like not the right environment to have nurtured such a great talent but starting to work in the food processing industry from a younger age influenced his managerial skills that are now evident in his career. Currently, David McDonald is the chairman of North American Meat Institute.
Matt Badiali is one of the most well-known authors at the Banyan Hill Publishing Company. Before he decided to take up a career in business writing, he was once a geologist working for oil and petroleum companies. He took up a degree in Earth Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University and continued his studies at the Florida Atlantic University where he took up his master’s degree, specializing in the field of Geology.
After he graduated from the university, he decided to teach students who are taking up courses related to earth sciences. While he was serving these universities, he was also working for oil and petroleum companies, being their consultant about their target field and the area that the company is surveying. For more than two decades, his life revolved around the field of geology, and he was able to master it. He became one of the world’s top geologists because of the expertise and mastery that he developed through the years. He would also join conventions around the world to increase knowledge about the subject. Matt Badiali has been traveling the world for years to search for new sites where resources can be mined, and he loved his job because it was his passion.
Matt Badiali decided to leave the world of geology and chose to become a writer instead. He started writing for the Banyan Hill Publishing Company 11 years ago, and in a matter of a decade, he was able to create his readership, and thousands of people are waiting for his articles every time the company publishes a new one. His writings focus on investing with minerals, and their advantages over other forms of investment.
Matt Badiali has also encouraged the public to invest in freedom checks. He stated that these checks are only $50 to $100, and they are sold by the MLPs or the master limited partnerships. He encouraged the public to take advantage of a law that was created by a former United States president and promises that if the oil and petroleum industry would earn great sales, the investors who have bought freedom checks would also benefit.