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Brian Kelly      

Founder & Editor-in-Chief at

Brian Kelly is the founder and CEO of The Points Guy (TPG), the digital platform renowned worldwide for all points, miles and travel related tips. Kelly launched TPG in 2010 during his time as a Wall Street road warrior, where he developed his keen sense for maximizing travel experiences while minimizing spending. Since then, the company has grown into a powerhouse travel and lifestyle media platform with a team of distinguished editors and freelancers spanning the globe. With Kelly at the helm, TPG’s audience has doubled every year since the launch, expanding its editorial content to include flight and hotel reviews, curated travel guides, immersive video reviews as well as global event activations. Today, TPG has a dedicated fanbase, receiving 4.2 million unique monthly visitors and more than 2.1 million followers on social media.

Brian has been featured in over 100 publications and news outlets including The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, The Los Angeles Times, The Independent, CNN, and The Today Show, among others. He has presented at various travel conferences including the LA Times and New York Times Travel Shows, and the annual Chicago Frequent Flyer Seminars.

Through Kelly’s vision of using travel as a force for good, TPG expanded into philanthropic efforts with its nonprofit arm, Points for Peace (PFP). The organization connects people to social impact through a shared love of travel, partnering with like-minded philanthropic organizations that bring positive change to groups, communities and individuals around the world. Kelly also serves on the Housing Works Thrift Shops board and is a Global Ambassador for the PeaceJam organization.

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