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Meet Chris Burch: As a successful investor and entrepreneur, Chris Burch has made the Nihiwatu resort and hotel a place that for local community and tourists can both enjoy.

Published / by TheHI

As a long time serial entrepreneur and businessman, Chris Burch has an impressive track record and has key insights to maximize the potential of his employees and utilizing working capital to its fullest. Mr. Burch began his entrepreneurial pursuits while attending Ithaca College. Burch chose to invest a few thousand dollars with his brother, Bob, on a clothing company. Eagle’s Eye clothing line, which Chris Burch co-founded with his sibling, was sold to the Swire Group for $60 million.

With a 40 plus year business record, Burch has been involved with over 50 companies as an entrepreneur and an investor. Burch has helped many companies reach the top. Chris Burch is the CEO and founder of Burch Creative Capital. His company’s philosophy on investing is a good example of what he values and what he envisions when investing in businesses.Chris Burch has a strong understanding of consumer behavior as it relates to direct sourcing and international sourcing.

Burch Creative Capital has a consortium of clients, which include ED by Ellen Degeneres, Cocoon9, Voss Water, C. Wonder, Poppin, and the Nihiwatu (Nihi Sumba) resort, which is located in Indonesia (http://www.burchcreativecapital.com/portfolio/)  . Chris Burch and South-African born hotelier, James McBride, decided to invest $30 million to renovate the Nihiwatu hostel. Nihiwatu was once owned by Claude and Petra Graves, who sold it to McBride and Burch in 2012.

Burch and McBride turned Nihiwatu, “mortar stone,” into a first-class resort. Travel + Leisure has designated the Nihi Sumba resort and hotel number one — for years 2016 and 2017 — in all categories. The award for Nihiwatu, which is given by Travel + Leisure yearly, was based on votes from its readers (thenewsversion.com).

In terms of his philanthropic endeavors, Burch supports the local community that works and lives on Nihi Sumba. Chris Burch chose to invest in Nihwatu because it was a place where his family could enjoy. Burch also decided to create The Sumba Foundation, a non-profit organization that gives a part of the Nihi Sumba’ proceeds back to the locals who have lived and worked on the Indonesian island.

Keep up with Burch, follow him on Instagram