RECURRENT ANNOUNCES LAUREN BERTOLINI AS GENERAL MANAGER OF DWELL
NEW YORK, NY – September 18, 2023 – Recurrent Ventures has announced the appointment of Lauren Bertolini to General Manager of Dwell. Bertolini, a digital media veteran, joins the brand from The Daily Beast where she was Chief Product Officer and President.
As General Manager of Dwell, Bertolini will be responsible for all of Dwell’s editorial and business operations, including Dwell+, Dwell House, and the print magazine. Dwell sits in Recurrent’s portfolio of industry-leading Home brands that includes BobVila.com, Business of Home, Domino, and JancisRobinson.com. Bertolini will report to SVP Home and Auto, Jason Lepore.
Bertolini is coming to Recurrent with nearly 15 years of experience in digital media. Most recently, she spent five years as Chief Product Officer at The Daily Beast before she was promoted to President in November 2022, leading the revenue operations, subscription, and technology groups. Other experiences include leading product development for the Kinja publishing platform as head of product at both Fusion Media and Gawker, and Chief Operating Officer at Gizmodo (now G/O Media).
“We were thrilled to bring Dwell into our Home vertical last year, and have seen positive momentum in its direct sales and subscription businesses since the acquisition,” said Lepore. “Lauren’s experience is tailor-made to the type of expertise we need to accelerate that momentum and help the brand continue to grow. I’m excited about all that we have planned for the brand and its passionate audience moving forward.
“I’ve long been a fan of Dwell and its unique perspective on design. The continued growth of their digital products, alongside the resiliency of the print magazine, is no doubt driven by their incredible team, depth of coverage, and diversified revenue model. I am excited to combine my own product and subscription background with the depth of experience from the Dwell team to maximize that success, and identify future strategic bets. I can’t wait to dive in and explore how we can help grow the Dwell brand,” said Bertolini.
Recurrent is headquartered in Miami and has an additional presence in New York and Los Angeles, but is committed to its virtual-first workforce. Bertolini will continue to be based in the New York area and work closely with the Dwell employees across the US.
Founded in 2000 by Lara Deam, Dwell’s mission is to improve people’s lives with great design. Through a robust digital presence and in its beloved print magazine, Dwell features new ideas about what a home can and should be, and offers expert advice for making your own space a better place to live. It is a marketplace for the best-designed products out there and a platform for home audiences to share and discover inspiring spaces.
Recurrent is a digital media company whose content from trusted brands aims to foster generations of passionate audiences across enthusiast verticals. Recurrent is focused on optimizing and growing trusted digital media brands within five key categories: Automotive, Home, Military and Defense, Science and Tech, and Outdoors. Its titles such as BobVila.com, The Drive, Popular Science, Field & Stream, and Task & Purpose inspire and inform more than 70 million unique visitors each month.