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FORTUNE is a global media organization dedicated to helping its readers, viewers, and attendees succeed big in business through unrivaled access and best-in-class storytelling.
Our Manifesto
Fortune drives the conversation about business. With a global perspective, the guiding wisdom of history, and an unflinching eye to the future, we report and reveal the stories that matter today—and that will matter even more tomorrow. With the trusted power to convene and challenge those who are shaping industry, commerce and society around the world, Fortune lights the path for global leaders—and gives them the tools to make business better.
Our History
Henry Robinson Luce founded Fortune magazine in 1929 in the wake of the Great Depression and the death of Yale classmate Briton Hadden, with whom he cofounded Time magazine and the Time-Fortune Corporation (later Time Incorporated) in 1922. In a 1929 prospectus for advertisers, Luce wrote that Fortune should be "the Ideal Super-Class Magazine" for "wealthy and influential people." It should be, he added, "surpassingly beautiful" and "so richly illustrated and so distinguished in appearance that it will be instinctive to turn the pages. And having turned the pages, his reader will discover the editorial content of such arresting vitality that, were it but mimeographed on cheapest newsprint, he would still pay dearly for it." Its price? $10 per year, "a barrier so high that only the reader both enthusiastic and well-to-do will vault it."
The first issue of Fortune, featuring on its cover the Roman goddess Fortuna with her wheel, was distributed to subscribers beginning in February 1930. (The magazine was not initially available on newsstands.) As with Time, Luce made himself editor of Fortune; its first managing editor was Parker Lloyd-Smith and its first art editor was Thomas Maitland Cleland. Fortune's first headquarters were located in the Chrysler Building at 135 East 42nd Street in New York City; it later moved to the Time-Life Building at 1271 Avenue of the Americas and Brookfield Place at 225 Liberty Street and is currently headquartered at 40 Fulton Street.
The pages of Fortune have been filled with the work of some of the world's greatest writers, editors, illustrators, and photographers. Among them: Ansel Adams, James Agee, Constantin Alajálov, John Atherton, Herbert Bayer, Lester Beal, Thomas Benrimo, Joseph Binder, Margaret Bourke-White, A.M. Cassandre, Thomas Maitland Cleland, Miguel Covarrubias, Walker Evans, John Kenneth Galbraith, George Gusti, Ernest Hemingway, Alfred Kazin, Fernand Léger, Leo Lionni, Fred Ludekens, Dwight Macdonald, Archibald MacLeish, Erik Nitsche, Miné Okubo, Antonio Petruccelli, Diego Rivera, Ben Shahn, and Charles Sheeler.
Today, Fortune is one of the world's leading business media brands and comprises a multinational monthly magazine, daily website, and conference series. It is owned by Fortune Media Group Holdings Limited, which is wholly owned by Chatchaval Jiaravanon, and published by the Meredith Corporation. It occupies offices in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Shanghai.
Our Founding Mission
An outline of Fortune's mission can be found in a sidebar calling for subscriptions in Volume 1, Issue 1 of the magazine:
"FORTUNE'S purpose is to reflect Industrial Life in ink and paper and word and picture as the finest skyscraper reflects it in stone and steel and architecture. Business takes FORTUNE to the tip of the wing of the airplane and through the depths of the ocean along be-barnacled cables. It forces FORTUNE to peer into dazzling furnaces and into the faces of bankers. FORTUNE must follow the chemist to the brink of worlds newer than Columbus found and it must jog with freight cars across Nevada's desert. FORTUNE is involved in the fashions of flappers and in glass made from sand. It is packed in millions of cans and saluted by Boards of Directors on the pinnacles of skyscrapers. Mountains diminish, rivers change their course and thirty million people assemble nightly at the cinema. Into all these matters FORTUNE will inquire with unbridled curiosity. And, above all, FORTUNE will make its discoveries clear, coherent, vivid, so that the reading of it may be one of the keenest pleasures in the life of every subscriber."
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Who We Are
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FOUNDER Henry R. Luce, 1898-1967
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Clifton Leaf
DEPUTY EDITOR Brian O'Keefe
DIGITAL EDITOR Andrew Nusca
SENIOR FEATURES EDITOR Matthew Heimer
FEATURES EDITOR Kristen Bellstrom
DEPUTY DIGITAL EDITOR Rachel Schallom
ASIA EDITOR Clay Chandler
SENIOR EDITORS AT LARGE Geoff Colvin, Shawn Tully
CREATIVE DIRECTOR Peter Herbert
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Mia J. Diehl
DIRECTOR OF VIDEO Mason Cohn
SENIOR EDITORS Daniel Bentley, Lee Clifford, Scott DeCarlo (lists), Verne Kopytoff, Beth Kowitt, Ellen McGirt, Bernhard Warner (Rome), Claire Zillman (Hong Kong)
SENIOR WRITERS Maria Aspan, Eamon Barrett (Hong Kong), Erika Fry, Robert Hackett, Jeremy Kahn (London), Michal Lev-Ram, David Meyer (Berlin), Aaron Pressman, Jeff John Roberts, Phil Wahba, Jen Wieczner
EDITORS Lydia Belanger (production), Rachel King, Jake Meth (commentary), Karen Yuan (newsletters)
AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT EDITORS John Buysse, McKenna Moore (assistant editor)
ASSOCIATE EDITORS Katherine Dunn (London), Emma Hinchliffe, Lance Lambert (data)
SENIOR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS Susie Gharib (New York), Vivienne Walt (Paris)
WRITERS Danielle Abril, Nicole Goodkind, Rey Mashayekhi, Grady McGregor, David Z. Morris, Sy Mukherjee, Lucinda Shen, Anne Sraders, Jonathan Vanian, Naomi Xu Elegant
LIST TEAM Rhona Altschuler, Kathleen Smyth
CONTRIBUTORS Jeffrey Ball, Brian Dumaine, Katherine Eban, Ezekiel Emanuel, Dinah Eng, Adam Erace, Kate Flaim, Ellen Florian, Kevin Kelleher, Carol Loomis, Roger Lowenstein, Sheila Marikar, Rita McGrath, Bethany McLean, Richard Morgan, Chris Morris, Stacy Perman, Jeffrey Pfeffer, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Rick Tetzeli, Lindsey Tramuta, Vauhini Vara
INFORMATION GRAPHICS DIRECTOR Nicolas Rapp
ART DIRECTOR Josue Evilla
PHOTO DEPARTMENT Alexandra Scimecca, Michele Taylor
SENIOR VIDEO PRODUCERS Megan J. Arnold, Chris Joslin
VIDEO PRODUCERS Devin Hance, Ross Kohan, Jesse Rogala
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANTS Sharon Lawrence, Carmen Melendez, Hildegarde P. Vilmenay
COPYROOM Maria Carmicino, Lauren Goldstein
INTERNS Andrew Marquardt
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Alan Murray
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Lisa Cline
CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER Michael Schneider
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Anastasia Nyrkovskaya
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER Jonathan Rivers
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER Michael Joseloff
VP, ADVERTISING Lindsey Kintner
VP, INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING Khoon-Fong Ang
SALES, NEW YORK Tim Mullaly, Elizabeth Parks, Hannah Showak, Sarah Weitzman; Marisa Bertrando (assistant)
SALES, MIDWEST Gina Czupryna, John Winterhalder
SALES, WEST Julia Keefe, Monica Sembler; Dannygail Dean (assistant)
SALES, EUROPE Rupert Turnbull
VP, INTEGRATED MARKETING Sheyna Bruckner
INTEGRATED MARKETING Giselle Peled (director); Heather Albano (associate director); Alice Naser (manager)
COMMERCIAL CREATIVE SERVICES Megan Gilbert (executive editorial director); David Lennon (executive creative director); Kim Coyle, Gregory Leeds (directors)
SVP, LIVE CONTENT Terence Burke
VP, LIVE MEDIA Delwyn Gray (production); Elizabeth Tighe (marketing and member services)
LIVE MEDIA Paul Casey (executive director, marketing); Ashley Alebiosu, Heather Ligerman, Nikki Lustrino, Huiyi Mai, Katie Mandara, Cindy Shieh
BRANDED CONTENT SOLUTIONS Ron Moss (director); Joel Baboolal, Lauren Chomiuk (manager)
PARTNERSHIPS, LICENSING, & SYNDICATION Jim Jacovides (vice president), Nadine Ghosn (digital content manager)
TECHNOLOGY Jeff Billark (IT director), Shaywn Lewis
DIGITAL PRODUCT Shameel Arafin (vice president)
DIGITAL ENGINEERING Benny Wong (engineering director), Russell Brown, Johrten Sternberg, Sarah Shin, Brian Caterfino
SEARCH OPTIMIZATION Brian Childs (manager)
COMMUNICATIONS Alison Klooster (senior manager)
FINANCE Daniel Seon (director, FP&A); Melissa Goldman (controller); Tyler Cristy (accounting associate)
HUMAN RESOURCES Mike Kiley (senior vice president), Paula Esposito
LEGAL Steve Weissman (general counsel)
OPERATIONS Stephanie Perry (vice president)
Our Live Programming Teams
For more information, visit FortuneConferences.com​.
BRAINSTORM A.I.
Program Director: Marlene Saritzky
Editorial Director: Brian O'Keefe
Co-chairs: Rana El-Kaliouby, Jeremy Kahn, Verne Kopytoff, Aaron Pressman, Jonathan Vanian
BRAINSTORM DESIGN
Program Director: Belinda Roth
Co-chairs: Clay Chandler, Ellen McGirt, Brian O'Keefe
BRAINSTORM FINANCE
Program Director: Lisa Desai
Co-chairs: Robert Hackett, Jeff John Roberts, Jen Wieczner
BRAINSTORM HEALTH
Program Director: Sara Leeder
Co-chairs: David Agus, Arianna Huffington, Clifton Leaf
BRAINSTORM TECH
Program Director: Marlene Saritzky
Co-chairs: Michal Lev-Ram, Andrew Nusca, Aaron Pressman, Lucinda Shen, Lo Toney
THE CEO INITIATIVE
Program Director: Maria Ebrahimji
Co-chairs: Matt Heimer, Clifton Leaf, Ellen McGirt, Alan Murray
GLOBAL FORUM
Program Director: Maria Ebrahimji
Co-chairs: Clifton Leaf, Alan Murray, Jen Wieczner
GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY FORUM
Program Director: Mei Zhang
Co-chairs: Jeffrey Ball, Clay Chandler, Beth Kowitt
GLOBAL TECH FORUM
Program Director: Mei Zhang
Co-chairs: Clay Chandler, Michal Lev-Ram, Jennifer Zhu Scott
MOST POWERFUL WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
Program Director: Maria Ebrahimji
Co-chairs: Maria Aspan, Erika Fry, Claire Zillman
MOST POWERFUL WOMEN NEXT GEN
Program Director: Lisa Clucas
Co-chairs: Kristen Bellstrom, Beth Kowitt, Jen Wieczner, Claire Zillman
MOST POWERFUL WOMEN SUMMIT
Program Director: Lisa Clucas
Co-chairs: Kristen Bellstrom, Beth Kowitt, Michal Lev-Ram, Ellen McGirt
Our Fortune Connect Team
For more information, visit Fortune.com/Connect​.
Editorial Director: Ellen McGirt
Co-chairs: Danielle Abril, Maria Aspan, Phil Wahba
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