Christopher Burch is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and founder of Burch Creative Capital. He has a 40-year entrepreneurial and investment experience across different industries including fashion, real estate, and technology. He has been involved in the growth and development of over 50 companies with a goal of creating businesses and product brands that have a direct and positive impact on consumers’ lives. These companies include; Voss Water, Trademark which is a women’s accessories apparel, Poppin which is an office supply business, Jawbone and Faena Hotel +Universe which he redeveloped together with architect Philippe Stark. He served as a board member of The Continuum Group, Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation, and Guggenheim. He was also the president of Pierre Hotel Co-op Board, and in 2014 he was listed in the Forbes’ Wealthiest Americans List.
He ventured into entrepreneur and investment in 1979 when he started Eagle’s Eye apparel with his brother Bob. Burch was at the time an undergraduate student at Ithaca College. They started the company with a capital of 2,000 dollars which by the time of selling it to Swire Group its value had grown to 165 million dollars. More to read on bjtonline.com. He later ventured into Internet Capital Group where he continued to realize success through his intuition and finding a connection between implementation and innovation of original ideas. He also had an instinctive understanding of consumer behavior which he combined with his experience in the industry. Read his views on business related matters, click on this useful link.
Christopher Burch has invested in various global and local real estate projects including development of commercial properties and hotels. In 2014 he announced a partnership with Ellen DeGeneres, an entertainer in the launch of ED by Ellen which is a lifestyle brand. He later launched Cocoon9 luxury prefab homes with floor plans meant to save space. In 2011, he launched the C. Wonder which is a home décor and accessories retailer which was later acquired by Xcel Brands.
He Acquired and redeveloped the Nihiwatu Luxury Resort which is located on the island of Sumba in Indonesia. Read more about the luxury resort on businessinsider.com. He has launched and is supporting other firms in the lifestyle industry including retail, furnishings, hospitality services, food, and technology industries such firms include Soludos, Chubbies, Little Duck Organics, Brad’s Raw Foods and BaubleBar. For an overview of the diversity of his business investments, check on burchcreativecapital.com.
Christopher Burch has donated money to support philanthropic activities and research in different hospitals and organizations such as NYU Langone, The China Association of Social Work, The Sumba Foundation, The Henry Street Settlement, The Child Welfare League of China and the New York Mt. Sinai Hospital.
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