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Personnel: Creative agency CC15 expands Management with Stephen Quell

Berlin/Munich, August 29, 2022. Creative Cosmos 15, CC15 in short, is expanding its Management. Stephen Quell will become Co-Managing Director of the creative agency on September 1, 2022. CC15 will henceforth be jointly managed by Stephen Quell and the current Managing Director Nico Buchholz. Buchholz will continue to be responsible in particular for the areas of project management and strategic client consulting, while Quell will take over all creative services of the agency.

In recent years, Stephen Quell developed numerous successful campaigns as Creative Director at the agencies Heimat and Jung von Matt/Spree, among others for Sixt, Spreequell and the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts. Most recently, at Serviceplan he was in charge of the budget of ARD and the Berlin public transport company BVG. Quell has received various awards for his work, including ADC Germany, Europe and Worldwide, Clio Awards and Effie.

Nicolas Paalzow, CEO of PANTAFLIX AG: “With Stephen Quell, we are strengthening our team with an exceptional, very creative head from the German advertising and communications industry, who is joining our CC15 at precisely the right time. He has initiated groundbreaking campaigns at the country’s leading creative agencies which will be remembered. I am delighted that we were able to win Stephen for our agency and am convinced that he, together with Nico Buchholz and the entire team, will lead CC15 into the next stage of development as a leading testimonial agency.”

Stephen Quell, designated Managing Director at Creative Cosmos 15: “CC15 understands how to merge advertising and entertainment like no other agency. Nico and I want to be measured on entertaining with ideas – the world is serious enough as it is.”

PANTAFLIX Group is a broad-based media company with various business areas in the entertainment sector. The film production business PANTALEON Films, the production unit PANTAFLIX Studios, PANTAFLIX Technologies as an “entertainment-as-a-service provider”, the testimonial creative agency Creative Cosmos 15 (CC15) and the podcast production unit PantaSounds are united under the umbrella of the Group. PANTAFLIX Group cooperates with renowned partners such as Amazon, Disney, Sky, Netflix, Degeto, Joyn, Paramount, StudioCanal and Warner Bros. and is represented in Munich, Berlin and Stuttgart. For further information, visit

PANTAFLIX Investor Relations
CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
Susan Hoffmeister
Phone: +49 (0)89 1250903-30

PANTAFLIX Media Relations
Prosch Communications
Marcus Prosch
Phone: +49 173 5480804

Linda Lenz

"Creativity and perfection are not mutually exclusive, but complementary."

IR Consultant at CROSS ALLIANCE since 2021.
Linda Lenz’s core competencies are public and influencer relations as well as project management.
With a a M.Sc. degree in Strategic Communication and PR and a B.A. in English Studies and Communication and Media Studies, she is fully committed to her clients because she always insists on doing the job right.
4 years of experience in Public Relations and Influencer Relations expertise in the Automotive and Energy Special Supporter ESG industries.

Jens Jüttner

"Designing a customised communication strategy for clients is what drives me. Their success is my reward."

Jens Jüttner has extensive experience in news and business journalism across all presentation formats and channels. As an investor relations consultant, he devotes his energies to the regular communications of listed companies and also provides support with their media relations activities.

Senior Consultant at CROSS ALLIANCE since 2018
BA in Journalism / Banking Officer
Five years as a member of the editorial team of business and investor magazine FOCUS-MONEY
Three years as Head of Department for “Week”
Extensive experience in writing advertorials
Shortlisted for the Alternative Media Prize 2013
Social Media Manager (Chambers of Industry and Commerce) – final project: Development of a hybrid social media campaign for LinkedIn and Twitter for an IR and media agency

T: +49 89 125 09 03 32

Markus Horntrich

"My maxim to ensure optimum performance on all your communications issues: Get up early, give it your all and work hard."

Markus Horntrich is a stock market enthusiast and, as a former editor-in-chief, has extensive experience in financial journalism and a broad network, which he uses as a basis for all aspects of PR/IR communication.

Economics graduate
Self-employed PR/IR consultant and Senior Consultant at CROSS ALLIANCE
19 years at investor magazine DER AKTIONÄR
8 years as editor-in-chief at DER AKTIONÄR

T: +49 89 125 09 03 30
M: +49 170 321 42 26

Michael Lang

"As a former editor-in-chief and full-blooded journalist, a matter particularly close to my heart is ensuring that our clients get noticed in just the right way in the media."

As an experienced business journalist, Michael Lang uses his extensive network in the financial community to give clients the best media relations.

Partner at CROSS ALLIANCE since 2013
Self-employed professional in investor relations since 2010
Head of IR at IBS AG (Prime Standard) for four years
Ten years as a member of the editorial team of financial magazine DER AKTIONÄR (“2010 award for investor magazine of the year”), acting as editor-in-chief and deputy editor-in-chief, in both positions for three years
15 years of experience in financial journalism
Degree in Business Mathematics, Bayreuth University

T: +49 89 125 09 03 34

Susan Hoffmeister

"I support every company with communication just as I do my own. That's my biggest motivation."

Managing Director Susan Hoffmeister supports listed companies with their investor relations and ESG.

Founder & Managing Director of CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
Degree in Business Administration, BA in Finance & Accounting, MBA
Self-employed entrepreneur in investor relations since 2006
Deutsche Börse qualified Supervisory Board member since 2017
Member of the Supervisory Board of LEHNER INVESTMENTS AG
Head of Corporate Communications at Siemens London for five years
Head of IR at various listed companies in the software and IT industry for six years
Extensive IPO experience

T: +49 89 125 09 03 33

Sara Pinto

"My motto is 'Create value through communication'. My international professional background helps me to achieve this. I work with clients to get them the best results."

As ESG analyst and investor relations expert and member of the Cross Alliance team, Sara Pinto places particular emphasis on providing her clients with in-depth consultations and on strategic communication. Her specialist area is sustainability.

Head of ESG and Director, since 2019 Consultant at CROSS ALLIANCE
EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst / MA in Business Administration & Management
Five years as Market Research Manager at FOCUS-MONEY
Extensive experience in B2B sales
Expert in CSR and ESG – contact person for sustainability strategy development, implementation of ESG criteria in corporate communications, and sustainability reporting
Language proficiency: Italian (mother tongue), German, English, Spanish

T: +49 89 125 09 03 35

Sven Pauly

"I develop innovative concepts for our clients, which actively contributes to their success."

With many years of experience in TV news production, Sven Pauly specializes in reporting, rule communication of listed companies as well as in the areas of equity/debt investor relations and dual/multiple listings.

Head of Financial Reporting and Director, with CROSS ALLIANCE since 2016.
MA in Corporate Communications/PR
Consultant for investor relations and corporate communications
Extensive experience in capital market consultation
Has held roles in designated sponsoring and public affairs
Over ten years of experience in TV news production

T: +49 89 125 09 03 31