Capitalizing on information – since 1969
Capitalizing on information – since 1969
Capitalizing on information – since 1969


We are committed team players and assume collective responsibility for our clients - motivated by integrity and initiative. The spectrum of our experience is comprehensive. We understand the mechanisms of capital markets and workings of complex economic interrelationships as well as the world of media. Our team consists of experienced experts from a wide range of disciplines and combines business management, capital markets, journalistic and communication know-how with a strong network in the worlds of finance and media.

Telephone: +49 69 794090-0
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Dr. Tobias Anslinger - Charles Barker
Dr. Tobias Anslinger
Senior Consultant
Tobias Anslinger advises clients on strategic corporate and financial communications. His focus is on reputation management, special situations such as M&A transactions, crises, restructuring and change as well as social media. Before joining Charles Barker, he worked as a business journalist for ten years and most recently headed the communications department of a large German business association. In academia he focuses on strategy, culture, change and M&A and is part-time faculty member of a business school in Austria.
Jeannette Bender-Seybold - Charles Barker
Jeannette Bender-Seybold
Account Executive
Jeannette Bender-Seybold supports clients from the banking, private equity, asset management, corporate and law firm sectors. Prior to this, she worked for many years with international clients at the auditing firm Deloitte & Touche. Jeannette Bender-Seybold gained her first experience in the financial services sector during her employment in the middle office at Commerzbank.
Hans Bielefeld - Charles Barker
Hans Bielefeld
Senior Consultant
Hans Bielefeld advises clients on strategic corporate and financial communications. His focus is on the consumer goods industry, private equity and family businesses. Prior to joining Charles Barker, he worked as a business journalist for more than 10 years - most recently as a reporter for Lebensmittel Zeitung. Before starting his journalistic career, he was managing director and co-founder of podcast radio station He has long-standing contacts to key decision-makers in business as well as to media representatives.
Tobias Eberle - Charles Barker
Tobias Eberle
Executive Director
Tobias Eberle advises clients on financial communications, strategic communications and special situations such as M&A transactions, crises, restructuring, litigation and corporate control issues. He holds a degree in business administration and has extensive capital markets experience, having advised listed companies on their financial calendar work as well as financial investors on their investments in listed companies. Prior to joining Charles Barker he worked for various consulting firms in the field of investor relations and corporate communications.
Ulrike Fuchs-Häcker - Charles Barker
Ulrike Fuchs-Häcker
PR Assistant
Ulrike Fuchs-Häcker is responsible for media monitoring and reporting. She is also in charge of our office and event management. Following her training in marketing and communication, she worked as an assistant to the board at a leading advertising firm before joining Charles Barker.
Thomas Katzensteiner - Charles Barker
Thomas Katzensteiner
Thomas Katzensteiner advises clients in the areas of strategic communication, change & issue management, transaction and issue support and litigation PR. Before joining Charles Barker, he worked in business journalism for more than 13 years. Among others, he reported for WirtschaftsWoche as a correspondent for the Frankfurt financial center. Most recently, he worked as an editor for manager magazin covering banks and large corporations such as Siemens and GE. He has established a network of long-standing contacts amongst decision-makers in business and the media.
Kristin Koch - Charles Barker
Kristin Koch
Kristin Koch is responsible for research, surveys, media analytics and reporting and supports our office management. She is enrolled for a bachelor in journalism and corporate communications whilst gaining extensive practical experience working for Charles Barker.
Fernanda Mascarello - Charles Barker
Fernanda Mascarello
Account Executive
Fernanda Mascarello supports clients from the areas of private equity and family offices, medium-sized family businesses as well as activist investors and various capital market initiatives. She has extensive experience in event management and previously worked for the European Major Exhibition Centres Association (Brussels), Messe Frankfurt GmbH and Messe Berlin GmbH. Fernanda Mascarello is a trained translator and linguist (Technical University Berlin) and speaks several languages.
Thilo Neupert - Charles Barker
Thilo Neupert
Managing Partner
Thilo Neupert advises financial and corporate clients in mission-critical situations and on reputation management. The graduate economist’s spectrum of experience ranges from strategic positioning to ghostwriting and speech writing for business leaders and persons of public interest. He has worked on and led communications for numerous IPOs, capital increases, conversions of voting rights and M&A transactions.
Jennifer Schmitt - Charles Barker
Jennifer Schmitt
Financial Accountant
Jennifer Schmitt is responsible for Charles Barker's internal accounting. As a trained clerk for office communication and financial accountant she has extensive experience in HR, payroll and financial accounting as well as the preparation of annual accounts.
Jan P. Sefrin - Charles Barker
Jan P. Sefrin
Jan P. Sefrin advises clients in the areas of strategic communication and financial communication focusing on asset management and private equity clients as well as family businesses. Before joining Charles Barker, he was responsible for the development of trade magazines and events at the specialist publishing house of the F.A.Z. Group. Prior to that, he was deputy head of corporate communications at a large public health care institution. Jan holds an MBA from the IUBH School of Business and Management.
Kornelia Spodzieja - Charles Barker
Kornelia Spodzieja
Managing Partner
Kornelia Spodzieja advises clients on the development and implementation of their communications strategy, reputation management and strategic positioning. In addition to her many years of advising financial investors and family-owned companies, she has advised over 100 transactions for listed and private companies and provided communications support for a large number of restructurings, crisis situations, market launches and management changes. She maintains a large international network of long-standing contacts amongst decision-makers in business and the media.
Peter Steiner, CFA - Charles Barker
Peter Steiner, CFA
Peter Steiner focuses on advising clients in the areas of reputation management and strategic positioning as well as on financial and corporate communications. He holds a degree in business administration and is a chartered financial analyst. Before joining Charles Barker, he worked as a capital market analyst for a number of renowned banks and advised for twelve years both HNWI and institutional clients worldwide.
Sandra Weber - Charles Barker
Sandra Weber
Account Executive & Business Development
Sandra Weber supports clients from the private equity, private and listed companies and activist investors sectors. She holds a degree in political science, is a certified strategy consultant and a certified project manager. Before joining Charles Barker, she worked for an international company with a focus on strategic projects and M&A.
Otto - Charles Barker
Social Assistant
Despite his young years, Otto has more than 20 dog years of experience in the communications sector. During this time, he has developed a strong leadership talent, enabling him to close landmark transactions (mostly in the food and body care sectors) on a daily basis. With his unique skills he plays a decisive role in onboarding new clients and team members of Charles Barker. Otto has a Master's degree in people's business and is a certified expert for nonverbal communication.