Chris Burch was born in 1953 and was raised in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Chris grew up in a middle-class family. After his high school graduation he joined Ithaca college and while on campus he joined with his brother to start their first venture in the fashion industry; Eagle’s Eye Clothing. The business capital was $2000. Chris Burch and his brother bought sweaters at $10 and they sold the sweaters at $15. From an early age, Chris was entrepreneurial, he discovered that they sweater business was doing well and that is why he decided to look for a factory that would supply the sweaters at a cheaper price for him to sell them door to door while still schooling.

Diversity in Business Expansion

Chris Burch’s fashion business expanded to other academic facilities and retail stores all over the country. The company expanded to an extent of establishing their own stores. Chris later sold the fashion firm in 1998. His passion in the fashion industry was evident when he assisted his wife to create Tory Burch fashion label and he was also the co-Chairman of the organization. Chris Burch is the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Burch Creative Capital which was founded in 2008 and was known as J. Christopher Capital LLC. For over 40 years Mr. Chris has been active in the business world dealing with a broad range of investments. One of the industries which Chris Burch has largely invested in the hotel and hospitality sector. He is the founder of several hotels and resorts among others: Voss Water, Faena Hotel, and Nihiwatu which is considered to be one of the largest resort and the best place to be in the world.


Chris Burch has co-founded other organizations including ED which is a lifestyle group that he has co-founded with Ellen DeGeneres. Chris was asked how and where the idea of creating his Burch Creative Capital came from and he said he is curious by nature and after realizing the gap that was there in the market he decided to establish the group to assist other investors to make it in the business world. Mr. Chris also mentioned that he does not have a typical day, he can wake up and decide to travel for business. He further said his ideas come from people. Chris Burch is a Board member of Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation. He was also a former President of Pierre Hotel Co-op Board.

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