Charles is Founder and CEO of Finch & Partners, the strategic brand development and advisory firm with offices in London, New York and Hong Kong. Alongside developing and financing brands the company owns, the firm is also engaged by leading luxury companies for marketing expertise, content creation or crisis management. The firm has also raised investment and sponsorship for cultural institutions, start-ups and charities.
Charles is also a leading shareholder and Former Global Chairman of Dean & DeLuca the leading US food retail brand with stores in Asia and the Middle East.
Outside of Finch & Partners, Charles is a shareholder and sits on the board of Assouline, the luxury publishing house with over 40 retail stores and a publishing archive of more than 1000 titles.
Finch Publishing Group has held interests in a number of magazines as well as publishing Finch’s Quarterly and The Power of Film in 2017. The company produces the critically acclaimed food podcast Live From Prince Street which has achieved nearly half a million downloads and has included stories from the most acclaimed chefs.
The interests of Finch & Partners include a shareholding and a board seat on the hugely successful world cinema streaming service MUBI.com. Known for the quality of their platforms, the company is rapidly expanding.
Charles has been a contributor and columnist for GQ, The Financial Times and Esquire, and has become well known for hosting his annual Oscar, BAFTA and Cannes Filmmakers dinner. He is valued as a tastemaker, appearing several times on the Vanity Fair best dressed list.
Passionate about cinema, Finch has Executive Produced 17 feature films, written six feature films and in his early career directed.