A Look at the Incredible Success of Chris Burch
Christopher Burch has gained over forty years’ experience as an active entrepreneur and investor. Chris founded Burch Creative Capital where he serves as the CEO. Mr. Burch has played a significant role in leading the growth and success of luxury brands such as Voss Water, Poppin, and Jawbone. Chris initially served at The Continuum Group and the Guggenheim Capital as a board member.
Chris Burch began his entrepreneurial journey in 1976 even though he still attended the Ithaca College. As a student, Chris partnered with his brother and together they raised $2,000 to start a business. They started the Eagle’s Eye apparel that was later valued at $165 million. However, the two decided to sell the company to Swire Group. Burch then decided to invest in the Internet Capital Group.
Chris has made investments in various real estate ventures such as the development of property in Florida, New York, Palm Beach, and Nantucket among other places. Chris has partnered with Alan Faena and Philippe Stark to develop Faena hotel. One of his recent projects was the acquisition of Nihiwatu which is located in Indonesia.
In 2011, Chris founded the C.Wonder which is a home décor, accessories, and apparel retailer. The company was bought later by Xcel Brands. Burch in 2014 made an official announcement about his new partnership deal with Ellen. DeGeneres to establish a lifestyle brand (entrepreneur.com). In the same year, Chris founded Cocoon9 luxury homes. The modern homes have sophisticated finishes, energy efficient features, and contemporary designs.
Nihiwatu and Cocoon9 became Burch’s brands which also included women accessories, apparel, and office supply. Currently, Chris supports the development of other consumer and lifestyle brands such as organic foods, Blink Health, Chubbies, Soludos, organic foods, and Brad’s Raw Foods. Chris has also invested a lot in the hospitality and technology industries.
Chris Burch previously served at the Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation as a board member. Chris also worked at the prestigious Pierre hotel Co-op as the president. Chris is also actively involved in donating to charitable organizations. He also contributes to research activities. Chris carries out philanthropic initiatives at The Child Welfare League of China, The Sumba Foundation, and the Mt. Sinai Hospital among others.
Creative Capital employs an investment philosophy which expresses the entrepreneurial vision and values of Chris in terms of creativity, leading to disruptive brands, applying imagination, and identifying market opportunities. Burch has contributed to the establishment of over 50 companies, check burchcreativecapital.com. Burch has remarkable understanding of consumer behavior that helps him to give them the best experience.