Chris Burch is the Chief Executive Officer of the Burch Creative Capital. Moreover, he is the founder of the firm. Chris is a renowned entrepreneur. He boasts of more than forty years of practice as an entrepreneur and a very active investor in numerous industries. Chris Burch also served as the president of the Pierre Hotel Corporate Board.
Chris has participated in the growth of several technologies and luxury brands like the Jawbone, Poppin, Voss Water, and Faena Hotel plus universe. His success in the entrepreneurship began while he was a student at Ithaca College in the year 1976.
In collaboration with his brother Bob, Chris launched the Eagle’s Eye apparel. In this business, the brothers bought sweaters and sold them at a profit of $5 per sweater. While in his company, Burch came up with an idea of building a factory that would produce a unique type of sweaters.
He then could be able to sell them to the comrades’ door-to-door. He had invested $2,000 in this business. Later on, the business expanded rapidly and then gained a profit of $165 million. After that, the Swire Group hired the company in the year 1989. In the year 1998, the Swire Group bought the Eagle’s Eye business wholly.
After selling their Eagle’s Eye, Burch invested in the Internet Capital Group. He was recognized as one of the earliest investors in that group. In the year 2004, Burch collaborated with a hotelier by the name Alan Faena and an architect Phillipe Stark to start the Faena hotel plus Universe that is located at Buenos Aires.
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A year later Chris Burch bought a luxury home found at Southampton in New York (architechturaldigest.com). He then renovated the house and sold it four months later at a profit of $11 million. Chris then started a business that supplied the construction materials to many real estate developers.
Back then in the year 1993, Burch was the producer of the comedy film by the name Watch It that was directed by Tom Flynn. The New York Times highly reviewed the comedy. In the year 2014 July Chris partnered with Ellen DeGeneres to start a lifestyle brand. On the same year, Chris launched the Cocoon9. Then Chris built the Nihiwatu Resort, check nihi.com.
The Nihiwatu Hotel has dramatically expanded and become the principal local employer on the island. Some cash is withdrawn from the hotel’s profit and deposited in the Sumba Foundation. The Sumba foundation deals with funding the projects aimed at helping the local community.