Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly

Founder and CEO

Brian Kelly is The Points Guy, a leader and influencer in the industry of points, miles and travel in general. As a passionate traveler since childhood, Brian used his knowledge and insight to start ThePointsGuy.com during his time as a Wall Street road warrior while traveling the globe for up to six months a year. Brian was able to book exciting and extravagant trips for next to nothing through his hard-earned loyalty points and airline miles, flying first class and... Full Bio

Our Team

Cliff Fleiser

VP of Marketing & Communications

Cliff Fleiser recently joined The Points Guy as Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Previously he held the role of Global Communications Director for a luxury retail company where he lead, developed and executed all North American PR and Global Marketing, Advertising, Event and VIP initiatives. After graduating with a degree in Business and Communications from Wilfred Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, Cliff moved to New York... Full Bio

Zach Honig


Zach Honig is Editor-in-Chief of The Points Guy, responsible for the site’s editorial content. He’s a lifelong aviation enthusiast and a private pilot, although he prefers to spend his time in the air in a lie-flat bed, catching up on the latest flicks while dining on caviar and Champagne. Zach has traveled to more than 40 countries by redeeming miles and points. He enjoys helping readers learn to book complex First and Business Class awards... Full Bio

Kate O’Brien

Director of Marketing

Kate O’Brien graduated in May of 2012 from Marist College in New York where she studied information technology and accounting.  Kate caught the travel bug early in life while enjoying countless vacations with her family, including trips to Hawaii, Canada and the Caribbean. She also spent the spring semester of her junior year studying abroad in Florence, which she regarded as the most rewarding semester of her college career. Some of Kate's... Full Bio

Sarah Silbert

Points & Miles Editor

Sarah manages TPG's points and miles content, and she still can't believe how lucky she is to get to read and write about travel every day. She's always had the travel bug, but since entering the points and miles game several years ago she's been passionate about showing others how they can vastly improve their trips. Her hobbies include singing karaoke in Tokyo, biking in Berlin, wandering around Paris and trying to convince her parents to book... Full Bio

Emily McNutt

Associate Editor

Emily McNutt is an editorial intern at The Points Guy. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 2014 with a degree in journalism and is currently in graduate school at New York University studying magazine writing. She has always enjoyed traveling, whether with family or friends. Her travels have taken her across the globe, including the Caribbean, Russia, Colombia, France, Italy, Greece and Amsterdam, among others. Her favorite cities... Full Bio

Matt Zuzolo

Assistant Editor

Matthew Zuzolo started as an editorial intern at The Points Guy and joined the team full-time in September of 2015. He graduated from the University of Missouri in May of 2015 where he studied journalism. He studied abroad in Seville, Spain and has been interested in traveling all around the world ever since. Matt writes articles for the site. He also manages website analytics and posts content on The Points Guys social media... Full Bio

Nick Ewen

Senior Points & Miles Contributor

Nick Ewen has always loved traveling, but his passion for seeing the world took off after a college semester studying abroad in London and traveling throughout Europe. After graduating from Wake Forest University with a degree in business and theater and completing a two-year commitment with Teach For America in Las Vegas, he joined the ranks of the traveling consultants, regularly racking up over 100,000 miles in the air and 100+ nights in... Full Bio

Richard Kerr

Senior Points & Miles Contributor

A simple internet search for cheap airfare led Richard to chasing the proverbial white rabbit down the hole towards points and miles. Richard’s passion is exploring the inner workings of loyalty programs in order to provide readers the best strategies for maximizing their loyalty account balances. Richard has traveled to over 40 countries and has lived in the UK and Japan. His wife, Emily, and son, Thomas, are his favorite travel companions.... Full Bio

Jason Steele

Senior Points & Miles Contributor

Jason Steele lives in Denver where he writes full-time about the credit card industry and travel rewards. He began his career as a software consultant and a frequent business traveler, but was infected by not just the urge to travel, but to be a pilot. After earning his commercial pilot's license, and flying for a small commercial operation, he chose the more pleasurable path of traveling for fun rather than for work.Trying to travel affordably... Full Bio

Lori Zaino

International Contributor

Lori has been living in Madrid, Spain since 2008 when she left New York City in search of an adventure. She shares her travel knowledge and tips on the Points Guy in addition to traveling around Europe and Asia to report on and photograph fashion and lifestyle for online magazine "Best Dressed Man on the Planet,” and also covering women’s fashion for her own website, “Life and Style Madrid”. Additionally, she is a personal shopper for... Full Bio

Miles Kelly

TPG Mascot

Miles Kelly is a jet setting Blue French Bulldog originally from the Los Angeles area, however he currently splits his time between Miami Beach and New York City. As a dog on the go, Miles knows the best way to maximize his life by telling his dad, The Points Guy, which card he should be using at the pet store to get him his food, treats and toys. He enjoys globetrotting, lying in the sun, playing with his neighborhood puppy friends and watching... Full Bio