About Us

Discover Our Story and Meet the Team

Magazine Jukebox Team receiving "Top To Watch" Award, May 2023

Our Story

Do you remember when you were a teen and you’d sit on the floor at the bookstore in front of the magazine rack? You’d sip your hot cocoa and soak up the glossy magazine pages filled with images and articles that inspired you and propelled you to see life in new ways.

My love for magazines has remained true and, as a businessman, I’ve always stocked my waiting rooms and employee break rooms with a selection of magazines for all to enjoy.

When I learned that some major book retailers and businesses were eliminating their print magazine racks, my wife, Lauren, and I began wondering, why couldn’t waiting room guests just scan a code and read a digital magazine from their smart devices? That seed of curiosity has bloomed into Magazine Jukebox.

Musical jukeboxes swept the nation in the 20th century and appeared in all ultra-hip venues. Magazine Jukebox is following in those footsteps in the 21st century by answering the demand for digital entertainment wherever people gather. Join us on this incredible journey by reading a virtual magazine and getting inspired again!

Scott T. Janney

Our Mission

“To be the global leader in elevating the customer experience through digital entertainment, while nurturing stronger connections between the business and its customers.”

Our Team

Scott T. Janney, Magazine Jukebox CEO and Co-Founder

Scott, Entrepreneurial Director at Norfolk Innovation Corridor, drives business success and fosters strong relationships. CEO, podcast host, and family man, his ambition and leadership shine through.

Scott Janney

Co-Founder / Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Scott, Entrepreneurial Director at Norfolk Innovation Corridor, drives business success and fosters strong relationships. CEO, podcast host, and family man, his ambition and leadership shine through.

Lauren Janney, Magazine Jukebox Chief People Officer and Co-Founder

Lauren, with a Master’s in Business Counseling from Liberty University, leverages vast entrepreneurial experience to foster team success. Active in community service, including roles with Special Olympics and Hero Kid Foundation. Proud wife and mom.

Lauren Janney

Co-Founder / Chief People Officer (CPO)

Lauren, with a Master’s in Business Counseling from Liberty University, leverages vast entrepreneurial experience to foster team success. Active in community service, including roles with Special Olympics and Hero Kid Foundation. Proud wife and mom.

David Prendergast, Magazine Jukebox Board Member

David, esteemed insurance executive, began his career as a teacher while pursuing a Masters. With 35 years in insurance, including roles in claims, underwriting, & sales at Allstate, he now brings expertise to Magazine Jukebox.

David Prendergast

Board Of Directors Member

David, esteemed insurance executive, began his career as a teacher while pursuing a Masters. With 35 years in insurance, including roles in claims, underwriting, & sales at Allstate, he now brings expertise to Magazine Jukebox.

Bronston Carroll, Magazine Jukebox COO

Bronston, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, boasts two decades of executive leadership across diverse industries. Skilled in startups, M&A, and market entries, he's dedicated to fostering exceptional customer experiences through stellar teams.

Bronston Carroll

Co-Founder / Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Bronston, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, boasts two decades of executive leadership across diverse industries. Skilled in startups, M&A, and market entries, he's dedicated to fostering exceptional customer experiences through stellar teams.

Justin Etheredge, Magazine Jukebox CTO

Justin, with two decades in software design and engineering across finance, retail, e-commerce, and healthcare, co-founded Simple Thread in 2010, an award-winning digital agency in Richmond, VA. Active in mentoring and technology outreach, he resides in Richmond with his family.

Justin Etheredge

Chief Technology Officer

Justin, with two decades in software design and engineering across finance, retail, e-commerce, and healthcare, co-founded Simple Thread in 2010, an award-winning digital agency in Richmond, VA. Active in mentoring and technology outreach, he resides in Richmond with his family.

Chad McPhatter, Magazine Jukebox Director of Sales

Chad brings 20+ years of experience in sales & business development, excelling in lead generation, relationship building, and deal closure. Committed to enhancing customer experiences for loyalty and revenue growth.

Chad McPhatter

Director of Sales & Marketing

Chad brings 20+ years of experience in sales & business development, excelling in lead generation, relationship building, and deal closure. Committed to enhancing customer experiences for loyalty and revenue growth.

Aaron Torres, Magazine Jukebox Marketing team member

Aaron, skilled in digital marketing and Daktronics software, joined us early on. Shenandoah University grad in Business Administration and Mass Communications, he's also played NCAA Division III baseball.

Aaron Torres

Brand & Systems Coordinator

Aaron, skilled in digital marketing and Daktronics software, joined us early on. Shenandoah University grad in Business Administration and Mass Communications, he's also played NCAA Division III baseball.

Lexi Dillon, Magazine Jukebox Marketing team member

Lexi is a skilled content strategist from Virginia Beach. After her studies at UVA, she lived and worked abroad in France and Portugal. She has worked for various startups where she helped launch many products and features from the ground up.

Lexi Dillon

Marketing Content Specialist

Lexi is a skilled content strategist from Virginia Beach. After her studies at UVA, she lived and worked abroad in France and Portugal. She has worked for various startups where she helped launch many products and features from the ground up.

Annie Beardsley

Customer Experience Specialist

Our Awards

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Magazine Jukebox Best Tech Startups award from the Tech Tribune
Magazine Jukebox Top To Watch award from the Hampton Roads Chamber