Condé Nast Veteran Heads South to Serve as Garden & Gun Magazine’s First CFO

“I have keenly watched Garden & Gun evolve and grow over the past several years"

In March, Garden & Gun celebrated its 10th anniversary. At its online store Mercantile & Co, there are truly Southern items, such as a $425 Turkey Call, featuring a trumpet “hand-turned from a combination of certified pre-banned elephant ivory and African Water Buffalo horn.” And on the event side, G&G will close out 2017 with its fifth annual Jubilee, a celebration in Charleston Dec. 1-3.

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To this mix has been added a new player. After two and a half decades with Condé Nast, most recently as executive director of finance and operations for Allure magazine, Kevin Donovan has joined Garden & Gun Magazine LLC as the company’s first-ever CFO. From the announcement:

“We are so pleased to welcome Kevin, a true industry expert in steering the financial planning of publication-based brands, to Garden & Gun and the city of Charleston,” said Rebecca Wesson Darwin, co-founder and CEO of Garden & Gun Magazine, LLC. “We are excited to have access to his unique skills as we continue to bring the next stages of the Garden & Gun vision to life.”

At the Dewberry Hotel in Charleston, G&G has opened a pair of adjacent, flagship Fieldshop boutiques, separately called Hunt and Gather. All in all, the magazine has put together a rich portfolio of brand extensions for Donovan to play with and, eventually, add to.

Previously on Fishbowl:
Garden & Gun Magazine Continues to Fire on All Cylinders
Fishbowl Five: Garden & Gun’s Rebecca Wesson Darwin