The Indomitable Guilherme Paulus

Guilherme Paulus’ most notable quote “Prizes Are My Rewards, Obstacles Are My Challenges” offers a glimpse into his mindset. Most notably is that obstacles are his challenges. What may often be described by others as a brick wall preventing them from going forward is only seen as a challenge by Guilherme Paulus. He understands that a problem can be solved, minimized, or overcome rather than simply viewing it as something that cannot. This strong and positive mindset helps to explain Paulus’ success with CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A.

Initially, the entrepreneur sold his vision for tours in Brazil after getting someone who also believed in that vision to invest. Starting with a storefront near a movie theater where movie goers could easily see and learn more about various adventures and travel around Brazil, things took off from there. Showcasing the country’s beauty and culture, Guilherme Paulus soon expanded to large shopping malls, increasing the company’s reach and profits. Two decades later, the company was taken public for just over $750 million dollars. The company has not lost sight of how it built it’s success and employs about 3,000 people in approximately 1,200 stores around Brazil. The storefronts allow clients to easily get information and answers about taking various tours in an informative, pleasant and low pressure manner that has worked for CVC for decades.

In 2005, Guilherme Paulus created a new reality for another vision that he had, GJP Hotels & Resorts. This successful company employs more than 5,000 people and boasts 14 different hotels and resorts in the major cities of Brazil offering additional options and value to CVC customers. With a keen eye for opportunity, Paulus bought WebJet in 2006 and quickly expanded the fleet to 20 planes then later sold the company only after it had become the 3rd largest in Brazil. With all of his success and stressful schedule, Guilherme Paulus enthusiastically gives back in various ways such as supporting young Brazilians who want to also become leaders in the tourism industry. He is also a supporter of free medical care and literacy programs in Brazil helping to make a positive difference in the community.

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Matthew Fleeger and his Efforts as an Entrepreneur

Fleeger and his Efforts

Matthew Fleeger is the CEO of MedSolutions. Fleeger attended Southern Methodist University in 1985. He received a Bachelors degree in business. His background is in finance and marketing. He has years of experience in the gas and oil industry. From the year 1985 to 1990, he was in the position of President for Gulf Coast Western. Gulf Coast Western was established by Matthew Fleeger’s father. From the year 1990 to 1993, Fleeger served as VP of Kinlaw Oil, a company based out of Dallas/ Fort Worth, Texas. The company is a Texas-based petroleum company.

Fleeger’s has experience in corporate structuring, as well as experience with mergers and acquisitions. He has been involved with a number of debt private placement vehicles. These endeavors were for the expansion of capital needed in the development of business. Fleeger has been an influence for the gas and waste management industries. During 1993, Fleeger established MedSolutions. MedSolutions is a holding company that specialized in transportation and disposal, as well as the treatment of medical waste. The company was purchased by Stericycle for $59 million.

Following the sale of MedSolutions, Fleeger continued in the oil and gas industry as CEO of Gulf Coast Western. As a result of his experience with finance and other business skills, he was well equipped to oversee the business decisions of the company. The company hopes to become more successful and be a reputable gas and oil producer.

Fleeger has also been involved in businesses within the tanning industry. Combined revenues of the companies are estimated to be $100 million. He helped to found the tanning company Palm Beach Tan. The company expanded from six stores to a nationwide brand. He also helped to found another tanning company called Mystic Tan, which is also nationwide.