Robert L. Burch
Managing Partner | Chief Executive Officer
Bob has been an entrepreneur and active investor of dynamic businesses across a wide range of industries for over 30 years. He has contributed to the rise of multiple successful companies and established Redbadge as a result of his passion for developing and growing innovative brands.
Bob’s founded his first business in college, along with his brother Chris – Eagle’s Eye, a manufacturer and retailer of women’s and children’s sportswear. Within a decade’s time, the company expanded a national distribution footprint which included more than 50 of its own retail stores. Eagle’s Eye was acquired by Swire Group where for the next ten years, the company grew to over $100 million in sales.
After the sale of Eagle’s Eye, Bob continued to become a significant participant in the entrepreneurial community having launched and invested in several companies and funds. Notable investments have included companies such as Jawbone, Color Kinetics (acquired by Philips for $791 million), Voss Water, Cosi, Perimeter, Eastern Alliance Insurance and Next Jump. Bob was also a founding investor for Internet Capital Group—a business-to-business Internet holding company that had a multi-billion dollar market capitalization at its height, a founder and director of Continuum Group—a technology and telecommunications infrastructure fund, and early founding investor of Guggenheim Partners—a NYC-based global advisory and investment firm.
In addition, among his many real estate endeavors, Bob was a Managing Partner in El Porteño Properties which focused on real estate developments in Argentina. Bob teamed up with architect Philippe Stark and hotelier Alan Faena to develop the Faena Hotel + Universe, with its first project in Buenos Aires being in excess of $50 million and internationally recognized for its design excellence. The Faena Arts District in Buenos Aries grew to approximately 2 million square feet of mixed commercial, retail and residential development
Bob is a graduate of Denison University and has served on the Boards of The Academy of Natural Sciences, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute and The Haverford School. Bob is also the Founder of Big Timber Arts Round-Up, a gathering of students actively interested in creative writing, photography, drama, and the visual arts.