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Christopher Burch: The CEO with Multiple Portfolios

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Chris Burch is the CEO and founder of Burch Creative Capital. This is a business with multiple interests in the area of branding.

With these interests come a vast portfolio of the CEO and branding guru with an edge in marketing and sales. The business is vital in area such as

  • Financial services
  • Spanning apparel
  • Consumer products
  • Hospitality and
  • Technology


Owing to his knowledge of branding, Chris Burch manages 14 personal investments as part of his portfolio. They include Rappi, Hooch, See The SEEN, BaubleBar, Splits, Chubbies Shorts, Poppin, Bib+Tuck among others.


Currently, Chris Burch has two titles. He is the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital and the owner of Nihiwatu. Tony Burch is the Co-founder of Nihiwatu.  Hop over to this to read more about his resort investment.


Due to his knowledge of branding, marketing, and finance, Chris Burch is on the board of 5 companies. Four of which are personal investments. They include

  • Grability
  • See The SEEN
  • Chubbies Shorts
  • Nihiwatu and
  • Poppin

For his education, Chris Burch attained his business diploma at Ithaca College in 1976 after studying for four years. It is through this degree that he got his knowledge of sales and marketing as well as branding for different business ventures in various business niches.  Refer to bjtonline.com for a related article.

2017 events

In May of 2017, Chris Burch got the chance as a guest speaker at the C2 Montreal 2017 conference. The theme for the conference was “Futuristic cities.” He was among 11 other speakers.

As the face behind the success of over 50 companies, this internationally known hotelier, and philanthropist has managed a lot on his 40-year career. Chris ensures that he utilizes his investment acumen, entrepreneurial skills, sourcing experience as well as knowledge of consumer behavior to remain relevant in the branding field.   Read additional article on architecturaldigest.com.

First business venture

From his first investment while in college worth a capital of $2000, he is today a line for women force to reckon. He began his first business, Eagles Eye Apparel with his brother. The business specialized in women’s sweaters with unique embroidery patterns. Shortly after, the brothers sold the company for a whopping $60millipn.

It was during the early years of his career that Chris Burch learned how to create great marketing plans. These plans would provide direct consumers for business ventures in the fashion and hospitality industries. Over the years, Chris Burch has worked with such big names as Ellen DeGeneres’s clothing line for women, men, children as well as dogs.  Read his views and insights on business, click on entrepreneur.com.

March of 2017 saw Chris Burch’s crowning moment with the launch of Nihi Sumba Island located in Indonesia. The luxury resort that is comprised of 27villas is one of Chris Burch’s investments that take hospitality branding to the next level. These achievements show that his 40-year career gets fresh and better each year.

Take a short tour to one of his impressive investment on http://www.businessinsider.com/chris-burch-nihi-best-hotel-in-the-world-2017-7

James Larkin

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James Larkin commonly referred to as Jim was born on 21st January 1876 to Irish parents in Liverpool England. Larkin was an Irish trade unionist and a social activist. Larkin grew up in Poverty thus was not able to get a good formal education.

As a result, Jim Larkin began doing a variety of jobs while he was still at a very tender age to help supplement the family income. Larkin at the age of fourteen lost his father and was required to fill his dad position at the firm he worked.

Larkin worked at the firm and was dismissed after serving for two years. Larkin then began working as a sailor and a docker, and by 1903 he rose through the ranks to become the dock foreman. The same year Larkin got married to his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Brown.

Larkin in 1983 develop an interest in socialism and as a result became a member of the Independent Labor Party. In 1905 Larkin was among the ringleaders who organized the Liverpool dock strike an event that saw him lose his job as a foreman.

They say when one door closes another one opens and Larkin’s having performed exemplary in the strike impressed the National Union of Dock Laborers and was appointed the union temporary organizer. Read more: James Larkin | Biography and Jim Larkin | Wikipedia

By 1906 Larkin had gained a permanent position in the union and was sent to Scotland to represent the Union. While at Scotland Larkin was able to organize workers in Preston and Glasgow successfully.

In January of 1907 was sent to represent NUDL in Belfast and within weeks he was able to recruit over 400 new members into the Union.

Larkin was later sent to Dublin to help organize the casual and unskilled workers of the docks, and after a year he had recruited more than 2700 workers into the Union.

In Dublin Larkin organized three major strikes and as a result, NUDL became more concerned about the costs the strikes incurred. This would lead to his suspension on 7th December 1908.

Larkin after being suspended decided to form his trade union and established the Irish Transport and General Workers Union (ITGWU) which turned out to be one of the largest Irish trade movement.

Eric Lefkofsky Remains Focused

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Cancer is a terrible disease which affects thousands of Americans annually. While some cancers can be contended with relatively easily, there are some in which there is currently no cure and very little hope. This is where Eric Lefkofsky and his innovative approach to medicine come into play.

Eric Lefkofsky started a company called Tempus. This company is at the head of their field when it comes to a data-driven approach to medicine. When Lefkosky’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, he was horrified to learn that even though a huge amount of information is collected about the disease and the patients it affects, there was not really an effective way to access and share this information, even with the use of Electronic Health Records.

What Tempus does is analyze the clinical and molecular data by using proprietary software. One of the hurdles that the company faced was capturing physician notes, which are generally typed into free-form fields and thus, hard to capture. Lefkosky helped to develop a natural language capturing software that solved this problem effectively.

Eric Lefkofsky has always strived to be at the top of his game, no matter what that game entailed. From his meager beginnings selling carpet while attending the University of Michigan to his current role as leading bio-medical technology researcher, Eric Lefkofsky focuses on one thing and gets that thing done. In his world, there is no room for error.

Eric Lefkofsky continues to inspire those around him by his charitable donations and philanthropic causes. He is proud to be a signatory member of The Giving Pledge, which both he and his wife have signed. This means that after the two pass, at least half of their immense wealth will be donated to various charities and philanthropic causes to which they find worthy.