About Us


Lauren Lawley HeadSenior Vice President, Lauren Lawley Head

Lauren Lawley Head is senior vice president for SUCCESS, where she directs the publication’s multi-platform business operations, including print, digital and e-commerce. She earned two degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia, one in journalism and one in economics, and she loves spending time with her husband and their two Lego-loving boys.


Jessica KrampeDigital Managing Editor, Jessica Krampe

Jessica Krampe is the digital managing editor for SUCCESS.com. A graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, Jessica has worked for news, entertainment, business and lifestyle publications. Outside of the daily grind, she enjoys happy hours, live music and traveling.



Josh EllisEditor-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. 


Social Media Manager, Lydia Sweatt

Lydia Sweatt is the social media manager for SUCCESS.com. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a Dallas native. She loves a hefty taco and discovering new music.


Product Marketing and Development Manager, Hugh Murphy

Sr. Manager, Web Marketing Services Blake Stepan

Digital Marketing Manager, Garrett Hughes

Web Designer, Jennifer Anderson


Production Manager, Alan Dwelle


Founder and CEO, Stuart Johnson

Chief Operating Officer, Tony Chaplin

Chief Financial Officer, David Rapier

Senior VP, Strategic Marketing, Paul Adams

VP, Operations and Manufacturing, Coy Moore

VP, Creative Services, Shelley Rojas


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, established in 1897 by philosopher Orison Swett Marden, 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) in Dallas, Texas. 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.