Tom Florio is leaving Condé Nast at the end of the month to start his own business, according to The Wall Street Journal.
“I’ve been here a long time and I really love the place,” Mr. Florio told The Journal. “So it’s not like I’m unhappy. But if I don’t do this now, then when?”
Mr. Florio is the younger brother of the late Steve Florio, a former CEO and president at the company. In his time at Condé he has worked on The New Yorker, Traveler, GQ, Bon Appetit and Vogue, among other titles.
Mr. Florio, who holds the title of senior vice president and publishing director, said he wanted to be a CEO.
The Observer caught up with Mr. Florio at a fashion show last fall. At the time R.J. Cutler’s The September Issue, which shows Mr. Florio leading Vogue‘s busines side during a record September, was showing in theaters.
“The feedback that I have received is that brought back the creativity and hard work of what it means to be in the fashion business,” Mr. Florio said about the film. “As opposed to those reality shows where these amateurs portray the business as very frivolous.”