Guilherme Paulus: Behind CVC Brasil Operadora

Guilherme Paulus began his career as an intern at IBM. He quickly rose up the ranks and became a corporate ladder climber, jumping from one managerial position to another. While working at Casa Faro, he met a state deputy named Carlos Vicente Cerchiari.

They began talking and discovered they both had an interest in the tourism industry. Paulus had no real experience, but he loved a challenge and was inspired by Cerchiari’s passion. Cerchiari told Paulus how he always wanted to open a tourist agency in Santo Andre. After working out all the minute details, they opened CVC Brasil Operadora on a high-traffic street near the cinema.

Though Guilherme Paulus had no experience, he was a fast learner and innovative when it came to bringing in new customers. Cerchiari trusted Paulus enough to solely fund the company until they were profitable. Four years after opening, Cerchiari left to pursue other opportunities, but Paulus remained in the tourism business.

For Guilherme Paulus, hard work and determination are only part of success in life. Another part of success is being appreciative and optimistic. Every day, after waking up, Paulus is thankful for all his blessings and all the hardworking employees that contribute to his companies’ success.

He’s also thankful for the many technological advances made over the years. Before, keeping track of everything he needed to do was difficult and time-consuming. Now, he keeps his weekly schedule with him at all times and can work from anywhere.

As founder and operator of CVC and GJP Hotels and Resorts, he travels much of the year. Through technology, he’s able to stay in contact with his team. The exchange of ideas and up-to-date information between Paulus and his employees allows both companies to function as one entity at times.

That symbiotic connection also allowed Paulus to grow Brazil’s domestic tourism. International tourism is usually the primary focus, which permitted CVC to capitalize on an underserved market. In the 80s, Paulus expanded that success by introducing chartered flights.

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Sahm Adrangi: An Expert Investor

Sahm Adrangi is the Chief Investor at Kerrisdale Capital management. He has recently increased the company’s investment in Luxoft HLDG Inc to 19.27%. Sahm Adrangi had up to seven hundred thirty four thousand and thirty six shares as of the last reported quarter. The value of those shares was estimated at nearly thirty million dollars. He led the purchase for the company due to a twenty six percent drop in their stock value at the time. Under Sahm Adrangi’s guidance, the Kerrisdale company purchased one hundred eighteen thousand and six hundred shares of Luxoft HLDG Inc.

This might not have been a wise choice. The Luxoft HLDG Inc company has been caught in a downward spiral for months. The stock that Sahm purchased did rise in price by .56% but the company has continued to spiral downward in value since July of 2017. The company has bounced back in the past. So, only time will tell if the choice to purchase such large amounts of stock was a good one or not. Sahm Adrangi is an expert investor, though. So, he might have made a great investment choice and the downward price trend of stock can rise back up to make it profitable.

To highlight Sahm’s expertise, here is some information about his recent evaluation of the St. Joe’s company. St. Joe’s is a real estate development company in Panama Beach, Florida. Sahm Adrangi says that their one billion dollar value is incorrect. Sahm says that the company is actually worth forty percent less than one billion due to several issues. They have been slow to develop the property that they do own, their property has hard-to-develop swamp land, and they’re having major issues with their largest investor. That makes it harder to warrant their one billion dollar evaluation because there are so many glaring issues working against them. It’s not a very bright outlook for St. Joe’s, but Sahm Adrangi is an expert investor and his opinions are based on fact and an education prediction based on the company’s current state.