Baesler named COO of BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed has tapped Christian Baesler as chief operating officer. In his new role, Baesler will continue to serve as CEO of Complex Networks, which was acquired by BuzzFeed after it became a public company last month.
Prior to Complex Networks, Baesler spent more than a decade at Bauer Media Group, where he led Bauer’s digital business in the UK. He also served as president of Bauer Xcel Media, Bauer’s global digital division, where he built its U.S. operation from scratch.
BuzzFeed, Inc. founder and CEO Jonah Peretti said:
“As the first pure digital media company to go public, we are just beginning to tell BuzzFeed’s story to the investment community. I’m thrilled to bring Christian’s strong track record of leadership and results to our whole business and to my leadership team at such a pivotal and exciting time for the company.
“I’ve also seen the operational strength, rigor and innovation Christian brought to Complex Networks, and am excited to see BuzzFeed, Inc. thrive and grow under his leadership.”