Guilherme Paulus succeeds in setting up an internationally recognized tour company

One thing that many Brazilians know is that being an entrepreneur in the country is not an easy task. There are many obstacles which one must overcome to succeed as a prominent entrepreneur. One might think that the high population offers the best environment for business activities. However, to set up a successful business in the country, you must fight off high venture capital, taxes, and bureaucracy involved in business operations. These obstacles have the potential of undermining the dreams of many brilliant business ideas. According to a report by the World Bank, Brazil is ranked as one of the countries in the world which offers the worst business environment.

Because of these challenges, one might be tempted to ask, how some entrepreneurs in this country have still managed to succeed despite all these challenges. One such entrepreneur is Guilherme Paulus. He currently serves as the co-founder of the largest tour operator in Latin America known as CVC. Mr. Paula took advantage of every opportunity since he began planning to become a prominent business person in the country. He intended to become a leader in the accommodations and tour industry in Brazil. Over the years, he has outdone himself by establishing a business that has been performing exceptionally well outside the country.

To succeed, Guilherme Paulus had to come up with a plan which involved listening to the customers and working with government agencies to achieve his goals. He is a firm believer in listening and therefore he took every advice offered to him seriously.

Guilherme Paulus was born in Sao Paulo in 1949. Since then, he has gone to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Brazil. From a young age, Guilherme Paulus had interests in business, and at a young age of 20 years, he was already working as an intern at IBM. At the age of 24, he met a friend who was working in the local government at the time and who introduced him to the idea of setting up a tour operator in the country. It is after this meeting that his dreams of setting up a successful tour company came into reality. His business partner left a few years later leaving him as the only director for the company. Today he boasts of creating a multi-billion dollar company.

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Lincolnshire Management a Global Leading Private Equity Firm

Lincolnshire Management is a private for-profit financial services firm that was founded in 1986. The firm that is headquartered in New York was established with the aim of providing investments and acquisitions services to middle market companies across a diverse range of industries. Lincolnshire for the past 30 years has made investments through more than 85 acquisitions across various sectors. The firm that was established by Frank Wright and Steven Kumble over three decades ago is ranked among the top ten most performing private equity firms in the US by renowned media outlets such as the CNN and the Fortune Magazine among others.

Lincolnshire Management just like any other startup started like a small investment and acquisition company in New York. The firm has grown over the years, and today it boasts of having regional offices in places such as Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta among others. Besides, the company boasts of having more than 1.7 billion dollars worth of private equity funds under its management. The previous firm funds II and III have both been recognized as the top quartile of all private equity funds in the US. Some of the financial services that the firm focuses on include acquisition investments in private companies’, recapitalizations; buyouts and helping both public and private company grow their equity among others.

Lincolnshire Management boasts of a team of highly qualified and trained professionals in the financial investment sector. At the helm of the company is T.J. Maloney who serves as the firm’s Chairman and CEO. Maloney joined the firm in the year 1993, and under his leadership, the firm has achieved many successes. Maloney is highly experienced in mergers and acquisitions including securities law. Maloney is the firm’s vision carrier, and aside from overseeing all the firms operations, he is an active member of the firm’s investment committee. Maloney before joining Lincolnshire Management served in various senior capacities in a couple of organizations such as Boston College Wall Street Council where he served as Chairman among others. Maloney is an alma mater of both Boston College and Fordham Law School where he acquired a BA and Jurist Doctor degrees respectively.

See Lincolnshire Management profile on PitchBook here.

 

OSI Food Solutions’ Winning Formula For Success

Food services are some of the most practical services in society today, and it has always been this way for quite some time. There are literally hundreds of food providers worldwide, but all aren’t created equal. Some food providers are very big and influential while others are generally small.

OSI Food Solutions just so happen to be one of the larger food providers, and this company has been supplying the world with high-quality foods and services. On top of that, this company also specializes in custom-food productions. What ever a food retailer may need, OSI Food Solutions can handle a wide array of services, including processing, management, sourcing, development and distribution.

OSI Food Solutions was once a local meat market in Oak Park, Illinois. Company’s founder decided to go into food wholesale because the demand for food products was extremely high. It also didn’t hurt to know that this industry is very lucrative. Otto Kolschowski, founder of OSI, was the heart and soul of the business. He, and his two sons operated the business by themselves back in the early days. Harry and Arthur Kolschowski played a key role in bridging the gap between McDonald’s and OSI. The two Kolschowski brothers struck a deal with Ray Kroc to become one of the hamburger chain’s main meat suppliers. This bond has been going strong ever since the 1960s. OSI Food Solutions produce a variety of food products, including beef patties, hotdogs, panini, pizza, soups, chili, beans, pot roast, ribettes, cooked sausage links, Tofu, tomatoes, pasta, flatbread, turkey products and many more.

As of 2019, this extraordinary company now has more than 20,000 workers, and it’s physically based in up to 17 countries. OSI Food Solutions has revolutionized the food industry via high-quality foods, technological advancements and a strong will to succeed.

A glance at the many sides of creative consultant, Victoria Doramus

Shining in the highly competitive world of media calls for dedication, hard work and consistency, and when talent is added, then one shines even brighter. This is perhaps why Victoria Doramus’s career has been at its peak ever since she made her first step into this area.

Who is Victoria Doramus?

Victoria Doramus is a household name in the media, the creative industry to be precise. She has been in this area for more than two decades now, and her talents have been making her stand out throughout her career.

Victoria’s journey to excellence began at the University of Colorado where she graduated with a BA in journalism and mass communication. Armed with nothing but fresh skills from the University of Colorado, Victoria was fortunate enough to secure a position at Mindshare as an assistant media planner. Her role involved direct negotiations with media vendors and clients in a bid to produce their content. Her second primary role also involved in creating and maintaining good relations with media account executives.

Her success here attracted the attention of other major companies and soon she got the opportunity to work at Stila cosmetics as a creative consultant. This role gave her an opportunity to collaborate with various renowned art directors as she initiated campaign projects.

Besides the two mentioned firms, Victoria Doramus has also worked with the Creative arts agency, and here she also got to tap into a different world of media as she handled a set of unique challenges. She worked here for three years and later moved to Trendera.

Other interests

Besides media, Victoria Doramus has a deep passion for arts, which explains why she dedicated a whole semester to study the history of fashion and contemporary art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London.

Her degree in journalism and mass communication also imparted great writing skills in her, which she has been sharing with the world by writing for various renowned media platforms. Some of her pieces have been posted on the Huffington Post, USA today, and the Cosmopolitan among many others.

Struggle with addiction

Unfortunately, even with her tremendous success, Victoria once found herself struggling with addiction and despite going to rehab, she still couldn’t manage to come out of it and even got to the point of being homeless. However, after attending AA meetings, Victoria was forced to face the reality of her choices and it is at this point that she decided to fight addiction until she gets back to her feet. Being a strong-willed person, Victoria Doramus emerged victorious and since then, serves as a professional recovery addict with the Amy Winehouse Foundation, where she dedicates her time and skills to help those who struggle with addiction, and those who are in the danger of becoming addicts.

Betsy DeVos: A Woman of Education and Reform

The current United States Secretary of Education is Elisabeth Dee DeVos.

 

Information About Betsy DeVos

Betsy Devos was born in Holland, Michigan back in 1958. She graduated from Calvin College where she started to become politically active. In 1979, she was married into the wealthy and influential DeVos family. Her husband, Dick DeVos, was the Republican nominee for Governor of Michigan, the former president of Amway and Orlando Magic NBA franchise, too.

 

 

In 1996, DeVos started promoting school voucher programs in her home state which she became the founder of organizations such as the American Federation for Children.

 

 

DeVos is a reformer and a political activist, and she became the choice for the position of Secretary of Education by the U.S. President’s Donald Trump himself.

 

 

The woman has made her mark a few years ago about the guidelines for student-loan debt relief. She also rules on governing sexual assault cases on college campuses back in the President Barack Obama era.

 

Achievements of Betsy DeVos

The following are the list of DeVos’ accomplishment throughout her lifetime.

 

  1. Became politically involved at Calvin College with campus politics and remaining politically active ever since.
  2. For more than 30 years, DeVos has led a variety of campaigns, party organizations, and political action committees.
  3. Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party for 6 years.
  4. The reforming tendency runs in her family.
  5. Serves as chairman of the privately held multi-company operating group called the Windquest Group since 1989.
  6. Pursues reform through a variety of nonprofit roles.
  7. Chairman of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation.
  8. A member of several national and local boards.
  9. Member of the DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the Kennedy Center.
  10. Member of Mars Hill Bible Church.
  11. Member of Kids Hope US.
  12. Member of the Foundation for Excellence in Education.
  13. Chairman of the American Federation for Children.
  14. Chairman of the Alliance for School Choice.

 

The philanthropy of Betsy and her husband, Dick, shows education is a priority. They allotted over $3 million to educational causes, along with 26 percent of their charitable donations back in 2015. On top of that, their foundation awarded $357,000 to groups that support education reform.

 

 

Betsy and Dick DeVos have contributed to different religious and political causes over the years. Betsy DeVos strived to expand charter schools and the use of vouchers. This will let the students use public funding to pay for private or even religious schooling.

 

 

DeVos is popularly known as a leading advocate for the educational-choice movement. The big responsibility of Betsy DeVos is to run a department that ensures children from all backgrounds to have access to quality education.

 

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