the team

meet team success

we are team success.

take a look at the men behind the brand

Success Vodka™ is the concept of Alvin Philipose and Jeff Thurmon. Their endeavor started in the Fall of 2013. Mr. Thurmon was previously the distiller with a large distillery in Austin, TX and decided to start his own spirit. Determined to make a world class vodka, he began crafting spirits and ultimately came up with Success Vodka. The two began entering competitions and won the 2014 TOP 50 DOMESTIC VODKA contest held in New York. They were given a 5-Star Rating by who stated, “the care and craft is palpable in every sip”. The Top 50 judges stated Success Vodka was “Smooth” and “Vibrant”.

Success Vodka™ is featured as an ultra premium vodka in fine establishments such as The Garage restaurants, Hatch OKC and Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse in Dallas, TX. It can be found throughout Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma with more to come soon. Ask for Success Vodka™ at your favorite local venue, and tell your friends about us.

The Executive Team

Alvin Philipose

Chief Executive Officer

Licensed chiropractor and Chief Executive Officer of Success Vodka. Alvin is a steadfast entrepreneur with a keen passion for success.

Vinson Yohannon

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer Vinson is the force behind the entire operation. With over ten years of experience Vinson joined Alvin and Jeff to build something powerful, and has been instrumental to the year over year growth for Success Vodka.

Jeff Thurmon

Master Distiller

A true master at his craft. Jeff has invested decades continuing to pioneer in the distilling industry and has mastered the art of a perfect vodka. A true craftsman and the sole of Success Vodka.

The Marketing Team

Raymond Evelyn

Director of Marketing

Multifaceted creative visionary and entrepreneur. Experienced in building brands with a passion for driving beyond the creative norms.

Carlos Sanders

Director of Marketing

Jack of all trades. From Forex trading and eCommerce, to real estate and night club owner. There's not much this guy can not do.