CHARLES FINCH IS A LEADING INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSMAN AND BRAND INNOVATOR WITH SUBSTANTIAL FINANCIAL INTERESTS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT, FILM, FOOD AND PUBLISHING SECTORS.
Charles is Founder & CEO of Finch + Partners the strategic brand development and advisory firm with offices in London, Hong Kong and New York. 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.
FOOD, FASHION & RETAIL
In 2010 Charles founded and created Chucs Dive and Mountain Shop and Chucs Bar and Grill. Chucs has six restaurants across London as well as a clothing store and beach franchise in St Tropez. In 2014 Charles sold the majority of stoke to Oakley Capital but remains a shareholder and sits on the board of the rapidly growing business.
Charles a leading shareholder and former Global Chairman of Dean & DeLuca the leading US food retail brand with stores in Asia and the Middle East.
FILM & ENTERTAINMENT
Passionate about film Charles has Executive Produced 17 feature films, written six feature film and in his early career directed and wrote three films.
At the age of 30 Finch was Head of International Motion Picture for the William Morris Agency where he excelled at packaging projects as well as representing entertainment companies, and leading artists including, Cate Blanchett, John Malkovich, Kristin Scott Thomas and Willem Dafoe. Fascinated by the convergence of brand and entertainment, Finch pioneered red carpet endorsement and product placement deals to the level never seen before.
In 2020 Charles launched STANDALONE PICTURES an ambitious experimentation in creativity and visual story telling with a commitment to the feature film form – our aim is to be a place where truly independent film can flourish. Find out more about STANDALONE PICTURES
Charles is also a shareholding and sits on the board the hugely successful world cinema streaming service MUBI.com.
In 2022, Charles launched A RABBIT’S FOOT a magazine / bookazine and online platform with an informed focus on film, art, and culture, and a cerebral approach to cinema and the arts. Find out more about A RABBIT’S FOOT
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 Review’ 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.
Charles has been a contributor for GQ, The Financial Times and Esquire, and has become well known for hosting his annual Oscar and BAFTA dinners with CHANEL. He is valued as a tastemaker appearing several times on the Vanity Fair best dressed list.