Christopher Burch is a successful entrepreneur and investor with 40 years’ experience in the industry. He founded the Burch Creative Capital and became its CEO. He began his entrepreneurial occupation while still an undergraduate student at Ithaca College. Together with his brother Bob they co-founded the Eagle’s Eye apparel with Burch investing 2000 dollars. Later on, they sold the business to Swire Group after growing it into a 165 million-dollar business. Shortly after the purchase, Mr. Burch invested in Internet Capital Group becoming one of the first investors of the renowned IPO story into the internet space. Refer to bjtonline.com for additional article.
As a sequential entrepreneur, he has a deep business background and invested in different industries including technology real estate and fashion industries. He mostly relied on his ability to identify and find the relationship between innovation and implementation. This substantially contributed to his success as an investor. He intuitively understood customer behavior in relation to his experience in operating superior sourced infrastructure and direct-to-consumer channels. To read his shared insights and views on matters around his area of focus, hit on this.
Christopher Burch has invested in various domestic and international real estate projects which include the development of luxury homes in different areas such as Southampton’s, Palm Beach, Nantucket, and Florida. Related article on architecturaldigest.com. He also partnered with Philippe Stark an architect and Allan Faena an hotelier in Argentina to rejuvenate an underutilized piece of land into the Faena Hotel +Universe. He obtained the Nihiwatu a luxury resort in Indonesian Island of Sumba in 2012. It took him 3 years and an investment amounting to 30 million Dollars to expand and renovate it into a five-star Nihi Resort which was reopened under the leadership of the creative marketer and legendary hotelier James McBride. A year after opening it was listed amongst the top 100 prestigious resorts of Travel and Leisure publication. It was also voted number one resort in the world in 2016 and 2017 consecutively. Read more about the luxury resort, check forbes.com.
In 2011, he launched C. Wonder a home decor, apparel and accessories retailer which was later purchased by Xcel Brands. Later in 2014, he publicly announced a joint venture with Ellen DeGeneres, an entertainer, to launch her lifestyle brand ED by Ellen DeGeneres. Later the same year, he instigated Cocoon9, luxury homes with stylish architectural finishes, space-saving floor plans, and modernized designs. The three companies; ED by Ellen DeGeneres, Cocoon9, and Nihiwatu, joined Christopher’s group of adopted brand portfolio which includes TRADEMARK, a women’s accessories brand, Poppin an office supply business and Bur+Mah a hospitality sourcing business. For an overview of his diverse investments, click crunchbase.com. Christopher Burch was among the board members of Rothman Institute and also served as president of the Pierre Hotel Co-op Board. He has also greatly contributed in funding research and several philanthropic projects.
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