About Us



VP, SUCCESS General Manager, Jim McCabe

Jim McCabe is Vice President and General Manager for SUCCESS. With 20 years in the magazine publishing industry, Jim has seen the industry change from traditional print to early digital adoption and finally, print and digital integration, and has successfully lead major publications through these challenges.

Before joining SUCCESS in 2014, Jim's leadership at Long Board Media, PC Mag, Fast Companyand Worth magazine earned him a reputation as a champion for leading print publications into the digital age. 

Director of Digital Content & Social Media, Shelby Skrhak

Shelby Skrhak is the director of digital content and social media for SUCCESS.com, where she previously served as managing web editor. She founded the deals site FatHeadDog.com inspired by a funny looking dog. She's a southpaw and thinks her great penmenship should be made into a font.


Digital Managing Editor, Jessica Krampe

Jessica Krampe is the digital managing editor for SUCCESS.com. A graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, she's worked for publications in the Midwest, the Big Apple, Sweet Home Alabama and, now, the Lone Star State.


Social Media Coordinator, Garrett Hughes

Garrett Hughes is the social media coordinator for SUCCESS.com. He is a Texas native, hailing from east Texas.

Assistant Editor, Cecilia Meis

Cecilia Meis is the assistant editor for SUCCESS magazine and SUCCESS.com. She recently earned a bachelor's degree from the Missouri School of Journalism. A Kansas City native, Cecilia enjoys sand volleyball, new stationery and a heaping plate of burnt ends.

Editor-in-Chief, Josh Ellis

Josh Ellis is the editor-in-chief for SUCCESS. He loves a good story (in long form or short), is an aspiring foodie, a P1 and a fan of the Texas Rangers, traveling and dinosaurs. 


Managing Editor, Jesus Jimenez

Jesus Jimenez is the associate editor for SUCCESS, joining the magazine after working as social media coordinator. He eats, breathes and sleeps Texas Rangers baseball. He also enjoys playing tennis, traveling and buying cool socks. 


Senior Editor, Mary Vinnedge

Before serving most recently as SUCCESS managing editor, Mary Vinnedge had served as an editor and writer for publications such as The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Times Herald, Charlotte Observer and Design NJ magazine. 


Associate Editor, Jamie Friedlander

Jamie Friedlander is the associate editor for SUCCESS magazine. She recently received her master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism and relocated from Chicago, her hometown, to Dallas. When she’s not working or traveling, she can usually be found drinking coffee into excess, reading a novel or surfing Etsy late into the night.


Digital Asset Production Manager, Mariana Lenox

Mariana Lenox is the digital asset production manager, responsible for producing the monthly SUCCESS Audio CD. She enjoys gaming and created the movie blog Reel and Unscripted.


Product Marketing and Development Manager, Hugh Murphy

Web Designer, Jennifer Anderson

Email Marketing Specialist, Blake Stepan


PR and Marketing, Paige Dungan

Advertising and Marketing Coordinator, Kelly Daniel


Production Manager, Alan Dwelle

Senior Art Director, Amy McMurry

Senior Production Artist, Christian Stovall

Contributing Photo Editor, Mark Perlstein

Copy Editor, Peter Tepp

Talent Executive, Paul Scott Adamo


Founder and CEO, Stuart Johnson

Chief Operating Officer, Mark Layton

Chief Brand Officer, Wayne Moorehead

Chief Financial Officer, David Rapier

Chief Technology Officer, Michael Elson

Senior VP, Marketing, Paul Adams

Senior VP, Sales and Service, Marinda Chaplin

VP, Culture and Human Resources, Mark Carlson

General Manager—SUCCESS Academy, Jonathan Cronstedt


Our Mission

Unlike any other time in human history, people need to continually keep up with expanding knowledge and perpetually develop new skills to stay relevant and sustain their lifestyles. In every issue of SUCCESS magazine we will strive to bring you the thought leaders and success experts, both past and present, and reveal their key ideas and strategies to help you excel in every area of your personal and professional life. You also will be provided a unique window into the lives, practices and philosophies of today’s greatest achievers—top CEOs, revolutionary entrepreneurs and other extraordinary leaders.

SUCCESS is the only magazine that focuses on people who take full responsibility for their own development and income. SUCCESS readers understand that the world has changed and the classic employer-to-employee relationship has changed from a patriarchal to a transactional one. No longer can you expect a corporate training program and a predictable growth track. Our readers understand and embrace that they are responsible for their own long-term success and happiness, and need to be proactive in finding the inspiration, motivation and training to achieve their goals. Some may choose to start their own business but will prefer to keep it small—what some would call a micro business—so they will always have total control and visibility over its growth, spirit and contributions to society. SUCCESS readers desire the freedom and control to make all meaningful business decisions.

SUCCESS magazine offers advice on best business practices, inspiration from major personalities in business and entertainment, and motivation to improve their mind and body so that our readers are in the best possible mental and physical shape to compete and reach their goals. 

SUCCESS.com’s mission is the same, but also addresses the needs of a generation who have entered the workforce after the rules changed. This generation lives in a highly-competitive world where immediate performance is critical and most of the skills needed to succeed are self-generated. SUCCESS.com offers a more individualized approach to inspiration, motivation and training by delivering the content in a faster, immediate and topical way through multimedia platforms. Designed for those who work, learn and leisure on the go, our digital products deliver customized information based upon the user’s needs and can be accessed at the exact time our users need the information, whether it is on our mobile app, shared socially in their social media feeds, delivered straight to their inbox or found as morning inspiration when they sit down to their desk and type success.com to start the day. Our users take SUCCESS.com with them into their jobs and use it as their own career coach while competing to improve personally and professionally.

Both SUCCESS magazine and SUCCESS.com readers understand and value the fact that they are empowered to control their own destiny. Our products are a key resource in their continued growth, leadership and motivation.

SUCCESS magazine is published by SUCCESS Partners (formerly VideoPlus). The company was established 25 years ago and is an expert at a range of services including newsstand-magazine publications. It currently publishes custom newsstand titles including Success from Home and Your Business at Home.


Here's a little SUCCESS Easter egg for you: the SUCCESS Mixtape. We asked our staff to choose one song that defined their 2015 here at SUCCESS. Some are slow, some are fast, and some we had to remove for explicit lyrics. In any case, enjoy our Spotify SUCCESS playlist for 2015. Want to know why we picked them? Email us at webeditor@success.com and we'll tell you.