Chris Burch is the CEO of Burch Creative Capital, a company he founded in 2007. Chris is a distinguished entrepreneur, who has invested in several industries both locally and internationally. He has invested in real estate, fashion, hospitality and technology industries. Burch has close to 40 years’ experience in investment and entrepreneurship and has been instrumental in the growth of more than 50 companies.
One of Burch’s outstanding investments is the Nihi Sumba Island, a luxury resort in Indonesia. Check forbes.com to read related article. This resort is so magnificent that it was recently named as the best hotel in the world, ranking even better than Brando, Obama’s preferred vacation spot. Chris teamed up with hotelier James McBride to buy a beach hostel in on Indonesia island in 2012, renovated it, and reopened it as a five-star hotel in 2015.Burch is a great shareholder in Tory Burch LLC, a company he co-founded with his then wife in 2004. He has also invested in Trademark, a clothing company established by two of his daughters. Other investments include a fashion line called E.D., launched by Ellen DeGeneres; Poppin, which produces and sells office supplies; and Aliph, which makes Bluetooth speakers, headsets and fitness accessories. Check Burch various investments, click on burchcreativecapital.com
Burch’s entrepreneurial journey started in 1976 when he teamed up with his brother Bob to form a clothing company named Eagle’s Eye apparel at the cost of $2,000. They later sold it to Swire Group in 1998 at $60 million. After this, Chris ventured in different investments in other fields and he has been on the entrepreneurial journey since then. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ithaca College. Additional article on bjtonline.com.
Burch is a celebrated philanthropist. He believes in giving back to the society and has contributed generously to various causes. In 2013, Chris donated $1.3 million to his former school, Tilton prep school in New Hampshire. He has contributed generously to research at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. He served as the president of The Pierre Hotel Co-op Board and was also on the board of the Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation. He has also been involved philanthropic initiatives in organizations such as The Sumba Foundation, The Child Welfare League of China and NYU Langone among others.
With a creative mind, clear understanding of consumer behavior and entrepreneurial spirit, Chris Burch is a true icon in the business community. He continues to inspire many in the industry as he also impacts the society with his philanthropic contributions. For a must read interview of Burch, head over to this.
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