It is difficult to find a better example of what an entrepreneur should be than Rona Borre. She is the founder and CEO of Instant Alliance, a staffing company based in Chicago. Rona has made her path through a great work ethic and attitude and is one of the leading entrepreneurs in all of Chicago.
Rona Borre graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in business. From there, she would go on to work at a global recruiting firm. At this firm, she built a $30 million book of businesses. She left this company to start Instant Technology in 2001. During the first five years of the company’s existence, Borre saw a double in profits each year. Instant Technology now goes by the name of Instant Alliance and is one of the largest IT staffing companies in the Chicago area.
Instant Alliance is a great success and Borre is at the forefront of this. She started the company from her basement in Chicago and has overseen the growth as CEO. As the CEO, it is her job to build strong relationships between companies and the top IT talent. By building these relationships, she has shown she has what it takes to lead a business into the future.
It will be interesting to see the heights that Borre can reach with Instant Alliance. She already has a proven track record of top quality leadership and entrepreneurship. Rona Borre is without a doubt the model of what a successful entrepreneur and business leader should be.
Burch Creative Capital prides themselves on being more than just an investment firm, but a promoter and nurturer of creativity and innovation. The founder, Christopher Burch tries to maintain the imagination and creativity of a small boy and pair that with the entrepreneurial knowledge and spirit he gained as a young man. From running a hot dog stand to selling sweaters door-to-door, Burch has always honed his skills as an entrepreneur. Embracing a learning disability at young age, Burch saw the greater creativity and imagination that he was able to tap into by focusing on more things than others could. After selling his first company, he was fortunate enough to make some quality investments that established the reputation of Burch Creative Capital as a company that supports, creates value, promotes creativity and invests in the businesses that they work with.
Christopher Burch was born and raised in middle-class family in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Ithaca College where he began his first business with his brother, Robert Burch. The clothing company by they name of Eagle Eye started out small, purchasing sweaters and then selling them door to door. The company that started in 1976 with a few thousand dollars quickly took off and Burch decided to open up a factory. The greater production allowed him to expand sales to other campuses and even into some retail stores before eventually establishing his own. Eagle Eye was eventually sold to the Swire Group in 1998 for $60 million.
Another fashion company that Burch was instrumental in creating and establishing was Tony Burch. He served as co-chairman of the company which was founded in 2004. Owning just under 30% of the company, Burch eventually sold all of his shares for around $650 million which eventually propelled him to his first billion dollars. His accomplishments were recognized by Forbes Magazine when Burch was added to their prestigious list of billionaires. These experiences in the fashion, entrepreneurial and investing world led Christopher Burch to his next and greatest venture yet, the founding of Burch Creative Capital.
Burch Creative Capital was created to work hand in hand with other entrepreneurs and businesses to bring their creativity and ideas to life. Burch wanted his company to be much more than a simple investment. With over 30 years of investment and entrepreneurial experience and expertise, Christopher Burch brings a unique set of skills to all of the companies that he works with. During his active career, Burch has been an instrumental part of the success of over 50 companies. Creative Capital’s mantra is to Create, Disrupt and Scale. Some of Burch’s earlier investments were Jawbone, Voss Water and Powermat. More recently, Burch Creative Capital has been excited about their involvement with ED by Ellen Degeneres, TRADEMARK and Cocoon9.