Chris Burch may be the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital, but that is certainly not his only claim to fame. In fact, he has been an entrepreneur and prolific investor across a diverse range of industries for well over four decades now. To his credit can be attributed the rise of multiple brands like Faena Hotel + Universe, Jaw Bone, Tory Burch, Poppin and Voss Water. Additional article on forbes.com.
Among his notable achievements have been the acquisition and renovation of Nihiwatu, a premium luxury resort on the Indonesian island Samba, which went on to be ranked as the number one hotel in the world in 2016 by the Travel+Leisure Magazine. The genesis of his interest in the hospitality sector lay in his partnership with architect Philippe Stark and Hotelier Alan Faena to redevelop a neglected piece of land in Argentina into the now iconic Faena Hotel + Universe, and the rest, as they say, is history.
That apart, he tied up with the television hostess extraordinaire Ellen DeGeneres with the intention of promoting her lifestyle brand ED by Ellen DeGeneres. For more of this, check this must-read interview with Burch on interview.net. That was not all. He then went on to start Cocoon9, a luxury prefabricated homes concept that came with the works-contemporary design, optimal floor plans, energy efficient features and of course sophisticated finishes.
All of the above are only a part of the whole that also comprises of the hospitality outsourcing business Bur+Mah, the office supplies company Poppin, and the women’s accessory and brand names simply TRADEMARK. Not one to rest on his laurels, Burch is busy with his support for the development and enhancement of several other lifestyle and consumer product brands like Blink Health, Brad’s Raw Foods, Little Duck Organics, BaubleBar, Chubbies, and Soludos. Related reading on bjtonline.com.
The business successes aside, Burke is just as passionately involved in charity and philanthropy. This is borne out by his presence on the Board of the Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation. He has also funded the research, and philanthropic initiatives carried out by organizations like NYU Langone, the Sumba Foundation, and The China Association of Social Work, among many others. For updates of Burch timeline activities, hit on this.
Burch’s flagship company Burch Creative Capital is aptly named for he has been truly at his creative best in identifying areas of growth and opportunity around the world and joined hands with rare talents around the world to come up with the iconic brands that the world associates him with. Truly Burch is one of a kind.
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