Meet Cary Burch - A Leader and Innovator
Cary Burch was promoted to Senior Vice President of Innovation for Thomson Reuters Corporation. As chief innovation officer, his role is to shine the light on innovation and innovators throughout Thomson Reuters, celebrate successes and help facilitate innovation and funding that increases organic growth for the company. Thomson Reuters is headquartered in NYC and Toronto. Mr. Burch resides in San Diego, CA
Cary Burch previously served as PRESIDENT and Managing Director for Thomson Reuters, Elite. Elite develops proven software solutions and delivers expert professional services that help customers enhance their core business competencies and sharpen their strategic focus. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Elite employs more than 750 professionals worldwide and maintains offices in Albuquerque, Auckland, Boston, Calgary, Hong Kong, London, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Singapore and Sydney. More than 60% of the AmLaw 100 and Global 100 law firms and nearly 30% of the top CPA firms rely on Elite solutions to manage their business.
Cary Burch has logged more than two decades in the software and technology industry. He is known for his keen business acumen and strong management expertise. In 2003, Cary Burch was acknowledged as one of the Top 20 Technology Executives by the Financial Services Executive Forum, Cary Burch has been selected as one of three finalists to receive the 2010 Source Media Technology Visionary Award. Most recently, Mr. Burch as President of Thomson Reuters Elite was awarded the Chairman's Award for innovation, focusing on the customer, collaboration and teamwork.
Cary Burch’s experience ranges from “start-up” operations to re-tooling existing companies and making them more profitable and competitive.
Prior to joining Thomson Reuters Elite, Cary Burch was CEO of LSSI., a San Diego-based software company that provides support to the financial services industry. LSSI markets its financial enterprise software and compliance solutions worldwide and has customers in 17 countries. In September of 2010, Mr. Burch sold the company to Constellation Software Canada's largest software company which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “CSU”. Constellation Software is an international provider of market leading software and services to a number of industries across both the public and private sectors. The Company acquires, manages and builds vertical market software businesses that provide mission-critical solutions to address industry specific needs.
Prior to leading LSSI, Cary Burch was EVP/GM of Technology Solutions for Fidelity National Information Solutions, Santa Ana, Calif., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial. In this position, Cary Burch oversaw business development and P&L responsibility for the solutions division, a group that employed more 500 people. The division provided software products, eBusiness solutions, M&A analysis and professional services to Fortune 500 companies.
Cary Burch gained valuable experience as an executive of The First American Corp., a Santa Ana, Calif.-based financial services company specializing in the surety and title insurance. He held two positions at this company, first as CIO of First American’s Consumer Information Group and then as president of First American CreditNet. Cary Burch also served as a board member of the First American Corporate Technology Strategy Board.
Moving earlier in his career, Cary Burch worked as SVP/CIO of Advanta Corporation from 1993 to ’98, in charge of Advanta’s Technology Service Bureau Group. From ’89 to ’93, Cary Burch served as VP of Strategic Technologies and CIO for First Franklin Financial.
Earlier Experience & Education
Prior to joining the financial services industry, Cary Burch held top technology management positions at Advanta Corp., Lyon’s (a Sara Lee subsidiary) and Global Media, an international marketing firm. At each position, Cary Burch made significant contributions that made positive impacts on the financial profitability, competitive positioning and operational stability of each organization.
Cary Burch earned his MBA from Pepperdine University and has completed international executive studies at Harvard Business School and Oxford University, UK.
Industry Writings And Accolades
Cary Burch is an industry advocate and professional presenter on the advancement of Technology. His writings have been published in numerous industry and trade magazines. Cary Burch has also held various board advisory and director positions throughout the technology industry.
Cary Burch is a United States Polo Association rated polo player with several national championships under his belt. He won the 2001, 2003 and 2005 US Arena Open and won the United States Polo Association's National Arena Polo Championships in 2007 and 2009. Cary Burch has been playing polo since 1998 and has played all over the world and for top team brands such as Ford Trucks, Tommy Bahama, and several other high brand names.
Cary Burch has developed a respectable reputation, numerous industry contacts and a tremendous track record in the areas of leadership and technology successes. His peers regard him as a business executive with a strong technology leadership background. Cary Burch's team orientation, technology know-how, business background, key industry relationships and leadership track record will prove an asset to any company’s goal of becoming a world-class enterprise.