President, Complex Networks

Christian Baesler serves as President of Complex Networks charged with growing the company’s portfolio of brands - Complex, First We Feast, Rated Red, Sole Collector, and Pigeons & Planes. He oversees the day-to-day operations of Complex Networks 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, where he oversaw its U.K. and U.S. businesses. 

During his tenure at Bauer Media’s global digital division 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. responsibility, Baesler expanded his role to include Bauer Media’s digital business in the U.K., where the company is the largest magazine publisher, as well as Europe’s largest commercial radio operator.

He has a degree in Computer Science and Business Administration and studied at Nordakademie Hamburg, Boston University, and Harvard Business School.