Christopher Burch is a successful entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital. He grew up in Philadelphia and suffered from learning disabilities as a child. He also had panic attacks and listened to the radio at night as a child to ease his pain. He went on the attend Ithaca College and would become a leader in business and creative marketing.
Since becoming involved in entrepreneurship, Burch has contributed to the success of more than 50 companies. These companies include the Faena Hotel + Universe, Jawbone, Tory Burch, Poppin and Voss Water. He values imagination and creativity and incorporates them into his investments. Additionally, he utilizes his view of consumer behavior and sourcing experience into his business ventures.
Burch is an innovator in business and has partnered with Ellen DeGeneres to promote, ED a lifestyle brand that consists of women’s apparel, footwear, pet products and home décor (entrepreneur.com). He has also contributed to Cocoon9 a provider of luxury, prefab, plug and playhouses. He is also involved with the development of BaubleBar, Blink Health, Brad’s Raw Foods, Chubbies, Little Duck Organics, and Soludos.
Recently, Burch has invested in hospitality and built the Nihiwatu resort in Indonesia (nihi.com). He partnered with hotelier James McBride to complete the project and spent $30 million. The building is a former beach hostel and is now a luxurious 5-star hotel and island getaway. The resort has views of Nihi Beach and the Indian Ocean. Its features include 27 plush villas with pools, entertaining area, and a full-service spa. They also have a wellness center that provides yoga sessions to guests. The hotel employees many of the island’s locals and donates a percentage of its profits to the Sumba Foundation.
Sumba is a beautiful island with plenty of excursions and places to visit. It is well known for its waves and provides surf lessons to guests as well as hiking excursions. They allow guests to swim in the blue lagoon, visit Coconut Grove and offer horseback riding on the beach. The price for villa’s range from $750 per night for a one-bedroom to $14,000 per night for Burch’s five-bedroom private estate.
Christopher Burch is an influential entrepreneur with an outstanding career. He has launched many businesses and shared his expertise and commitment to help others succeed. He has proven that childhood challenges can be overcome with creativity and determination.