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Christian Baesler

Christian Baesler

COO, BuzzFeed, Inc.

CEO, Complex Networks


Christian Baesler is the Chief Operating Officer for BuzzFeed Inc, where he oversees all revenue functions for the company. Baesler also serves as the CEO of Complex Networks, where he is responsible for the growth of the company’s portfolio of brands – Complex, First We Feast, Sole Collector, Pigeons & Planes, ComplexCon and ComplexLand. As part of his role, Baesler oversees the day-to-day operations of the company and the core digital business teams that have bolstered Complex Networks to the leading voice of youth culture. 

Prior to Complex Networks, Baesler spent nearly a decade at Bauer Media Group, most recently as President of Bauer Xcel Media, Bauer Media Group’s global digital division. During his tenure at Xcel, he built the U.S. operation into a team of more than 70 across editorial, technology, marketing and product management. In addition to his U.S. responsibilities, Baesler expanded his role to include overseeing Bauer’s digital business in the U.K., where the company is the largest magazine publisher, as well as Europe’s largest commercial radio operator. 

Baesler holds a B.S. in Business Informatics from Nordakademie.