Charles Barker

A strong partner

„Knots cannot be tied using only one hand.“
Mongolian proverb

As an owner-managed, independent consultancy, we command extensive experience – we know the world of media inside out as well as the environments in which our investors and businesses operate. Our team brings together business, legal and journalistic expertise with a reliable network covering the media and financial worlds. To ensure the greatest possible flexibility we operate on a cross-industry, cross-disciplinary networked basis, offering our clients genuine full service in financial and capital markets communications.

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Kornelia Spodzieja

Kornelia Spodzieja, Managing Partner of Charles Barker Corporate Communications since 1994, combines a wealth of sector-specific know-how with wide-ranging experience of both corporate and financial communication.

As part of her longstanding stewardship of major corporate mandates, Ms Spodzieja directs the strategic communication of a number of high-profile companies and financial services groups. Additionally, she has played a key role in numerous domestic and cross-border mergers and capital market transactions.

Through an intense and ongoing dialogue, she has established a network of close personal contacts to leading opinion-formers, representatives of the German media working both at home and abroad, and international correspondents.

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Thilo Neupert

Since 1994, the chief focus of Thilo Neupert’s work at Charles Barker has been the provision of strategic consultancy services for publicly quoted companies and financial services groups.

His experience ranges from the conceptional level through to the implementation of the most demanding of communications tasks: from ghostwriting through to the drafting of company reports and the editing of speeches given by leading public figures on the most diverse of occasions. Other fields in which Thilo Neupert boasts an impressive track record and an in-depth knowledge of the business include corporate branding, financial advertising, and image advertising.

Previously, Thilo Neupert also played a major role in a number of market transactions such as initial public offerings, capital market executions, M&A deals, etc.

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Thomas Katzensteiner

As partner, Thomas advises our clients in the areas strategic communication, change and issues management, capital market transactions and litigation PR.

Prior to joining Charles Barker, Thomas worked as a business journalist for more than 13 years. He worked as a Frankfurt correspondent as well as an automotive, banking and Private Equity reporter for German business weekly WirtschaftsWoche – a role in which he established contact to the top management of a number of corporates.

He also worked as a reporter for the leading business monthly manager magazin where he covered a broad range of topics from financial institutions to large cap industrial companies like Siemens or GE.

During his professional career he has established a close network to decision-formers in the media as well as in a broad range of industries.