In 1972, the world-renowned entrepreneur, Guilherme Paulus and the hardcore politician of his time, Carlos Vicente Cerchiari founded CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens S.A. which has changed the landscape of the tourism industry in Brazil since its inception.
Paulus was 24 years old when he founded CVC and has strived for 5 decades to make it the largest and most successful tour operator in the country. Currently, the annual turnover of the company stands at %5.5 billion and is considered to be a premium tour operator in Latin America as well as the neighboring countries like the US and Mexico. Guilherme Paulus currently owns 8% of the company after selling the company for a whopping $750 million. He is currently trying to open at least 100 stores in the country every year for steady growth.
Guilherme Paulus was born in 1949 and he pursued his major in the field of Business Administration. He was a young recruit at the tech-giant IBM Ltd. where he exhibited tremendous business acumen and showcased brilliant business ideas.
Decades of experience in the business world helped him broaden his vision and explore different sectors in the market. In the year 2005, Guilherme Paulus founded the GJP Hotels & Resorts which has been a successful venture with more number of hotels coming up near airports and tourist attractions. Currently, the firm has 14 top-notch hotels under their management. An instance of Paulus’s amazing business tactics is his purchase of the dying airline in 2006 called Webjet. By the year 2011, the airlines were declared as the 3rd highest popular and profitable airlines in the country which is a massive accomplishment in a matter of just 6 years. At the end of 2011, Paulus sold the airlines to Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA for an undisclosed amount.
He has been a recipient of numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. He was recently recognized as the Entrepreneur of the Year for his tremendous contribution to the development of the country. He is a self-made billionaire from Sao Paulo and had a net worth of $1.1 billion in 2013 as stated by Forbes in their list of billionaires.
Jacob Gottlieb and Stuart Weisbrod are both big names when it comes to investing in the world of health care. The 2 have collaborated in the past and have announced that they have plans to join forces once again in the near future. Currently, the 2 even share the same office space in New York City and previously worked together at Merlin BioMed Group.
Currently, Jacob Gottlieb is heading his investment firm known as Altium Capital. While the New York City-based fund may still be in its early stages, they are already getting a good amount of attention on Wall Street with their investment choices. The investor earned his MD at the New York University and it has been an integral part in his choices as a health care investor.
While Jacob Gottlieb may be busy with his company, he is also bust with philanthropy efforts. Not only has he donated his money from his past ventures and Altium to organizations around New York City, but he has also given his time and effort to them. While his efforts and assets have gone to different organizations who offer financial assistance for the vulnerable in society around the city, he especially cares about education. He credits the excellent education that he received as one of the main factors in his successful career. He cares about preparing children for life by providing them with the educational opportunities that they need.
One of the investments that Jacob Gottlieb has made with Altium already is out of Dublin and known as Amarin. The company also has offices in New Jersey and focuses on medication for cardiovascular problems. The benefits from the medication are from polyunsaturated fatty acids which have potential therapeutic uses. One of their medication was approved in 2012 by the Food and Drug Administration.
OSI Group has had a long relationship with McDonalds fast foods that spans more than 5 decades. OSI Group was established in 1909 as a butcher shop run by Otto Kowachisky and his family. The company sold meat to businesses and residents in Chicago and was successful. Otto & Sons was still a small business and had its first big break when McDonalds selected it to supply its restaurants with ground beef for their hamburgers. McDonalds which was established by Richard McDonald and Maurice McDonald in 1940 as a hamburger shack.
The business had been successful and was expanding by selling franchises in various parts of the country. Their success meant that they needed a reliable and consistent supplier for their restaurants and OSI Group was the perfect choice for the job. They began supplying MCDonalds but it soon became clear that the demand was beyond they could supply without disappointing their other customers. In 1973 they invested in a brand new facility that only supplied McDonalds. The company had also decided to use the then new flash-freezing technology.
Flash freezing refers to the process of freezing food quickly by exposing it to cryogenic temperatures by exposing it to liquid nitrogen. This ensures that ice crystals do not form in the food and that maintains its taste and texture. The discovery of this technology was good for OSI Group McDonalds and eased supply issues but due to OSI Group McDonalds rapid expansion, the company had to build a new facility.
With McDonalds fast growth they needed a company that would grow with them and OSI group has been able to do that fit into different markets. Franchises like OSI Group McDonalds are always moving into new markets and are readily accepted but setting up a meat processing company is a lot more difficult. OSI Group has a knack for it and has set up facilities in Asia and another part of the world that supply McDonalds globally.
About OSI Group
OSI Group McDonalds is a food processing company that supplies meat, vegetables, and baked goods to customers all over the world.
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