With the help of a Brazilian political figure, Guilherme Paulus co-founded CVC. It was in 1972 at the early stages of his youth. Guilherme was an ambitious 24-years-old young man. Four down the line, Paulus was left to continue operations of the venture on his own.
Under his leadership, the South African based Brasil Operadora e-Agencia de Viagens agency has emerged to be the largest tour operator in Latin America. Additionally, Paulus serves as the President at GJP Hotels Network. It is the largest group of hotels operating in Brazil. Following the recent boom of the tourism industry in Brazil, Guilherme is among the billionaires as listed by Forbes.
Guilherme Paulus graced the 2017 Top Seller Entrepreneurship Event as the guest speaker of the day. During the event, he shared his career achievements and his journey towards the ownership of CVC and GJP brands in Brazil. He also cites how his internship at IBM served as a significant base in his career. The opportunity enabled him to explore computing which he heavily relies on while carrying out his daily operations.
Moreover, getting the position of tourism salesperson was one of the greatest milestones in the tourism industry. While at it, the idea of designing engaging and fun activities for customers came up during a trip to Buenos Aires. That particular trip comprising a group of French individuals turned out boring; giving way for a great business idea for Guilherme Paulus.
During his tenure at Casa Faro travel agency, Guilherme Paulus desired to establish his own tour firm. Nevertheless, he was close to achieving his dreams after getting a proposal from a politician to start a travel agency during one of the trips. Guilherme shared the news with his boss and since then CVC hit the market. Paulus continues to generate new and thrilling ideas for his clients with an aim of maintaining relevance in the highly competitive industry. His customers are always expectant of new experiences on their trips.
One of the major breakthroughs at CVC was the introduction of the first ship to Brazil in 2001. Today, CVC is a global leader in ship ownership. The value CVC and GJP Hotel Network brands attach to their customers gives them a competitive advantage over other competitors in the market.
For all of the thousands of online companies and brands that pop up it is only a rare few that are able to become mega-successful. The internet has made it possible for great ideas to turn into thriving businesses, but only when the right people are coming up with the ideas and putting in the hard work required. Don Ressler has become known for being one of those rare entrepreneurs who has created multiple online brands that were destined to succeed. With a track record of transforming great ideas into established brands it’s easy to understand why he is considered amongst the best of the best in the world of online retail.
Don Ressler’s Journey to Online Retail Success
Ressler began his foray into the world of online retail success with his very first startup company, FitnessHeaven.com. This startup was purchased by Intermix Media back in 2001. Never one to stop at what he does, Don Ressler teamed up with Adam Goldenberg. It didn’t take the two very long to get moving in the right direction; starting the company that ultimately became Intelligent Beauty.
A Great Business Model Spawns Other Distinctive Brands
Intelligent Beauty was just the start of bigger and better things to come. It was via this venture that Don Ressler and Goldenberg launched TooFab. Launched in 2010, JustFab raised substantial capital and went on to become an established brand. By April of 2012, JustFab boasted of over 6 million worldwide members. JustFab continued to be successful in its own right and served as a strong foundation from which to launch several successful “sub-brands”, like Fabletics. JustFab also acquired the online shoe subscription business ShoeDazzle, which continues to be a hit with online shoppers. Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2011/09/21/former-intermix-coo-raises-33m-for-fashion-brand-justfabulous/#e8463767e63f
What’s in the Future for JustFab and Don Ressler?
It is impossible to stay ahead of the pack in the online retail market without having a clear vision, a sound plan and a real life passion for growing new businesses. Ressler has demonstrated throughout his career that he possesses all three. With a new brick-and-mortar JustFab location in Los Angeles, Mr. Ressler may very well prove that he can help to create businesses in the offline world that are as successful as his online ventures have been so far. With a penchant for continuously introducing businesses that surpass all expectations it is a safe bet to believe that Ressler will be behind even more big product and/or brand launches in the near future.