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

Leigh Rowan

Chief Operating Officer

Leigh Rowan brings a wealth of travel expertise, marketing savvy and organizational prowess to the TPG team. He is dedicated to growing TPG readership and engagement through new content, business partnerships, and community development. A points and miles enthusiast for nearly his entire adult life, Leigh has spoken about travel/finance strategies and entrepreneurial lifehacks at conferences and prestigious universities, including Stanford's... 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

Peter Rothbart

Managing Editor - Points & Miles

Coming from a family of travelers at heart, Peter’s wanderlust was a genetic inevitability. From his first trip overseas, a 3 week jaunt through Europe and Morocco, he was hooked. Having studied aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan, he lived abroad conducting research on behalf of the European Space Agency, but later abandoned his field of study to focus on creative endeavors, working with his brother to produce the acclaimed... Full Bio

Melanie Wynne

Travel Editor

Melanie Wynne lives in Los Angeles and writes about travel, food and wine, sharing tips on enjoying the good life with limited vacation time. Before launching her career as a writer, she was a professional artist specializing in multi-media and sculpture. However, the lure of travel led her down a new path — and so far, to more than 50 countries. In addition to running her own travel blogs (including the couples/friends-focused Travels With... Full Bio

Lori Zaino

International Correspondent

After graduating from University of Arizona in 2006, Lori headed straight for New York City. A couple years later she decided to leave her desk job as a fashion buyer behind, and move to Madrid to get a master's degree in Spanish and simultaneously explore as much of Europe as possible. Lori has been residing in Spain for the past 6 years and travels around the world to report on fashion shows and menswear trends for online magazine "Best... Full Bio

Jason Steele

Senior Points & Miles Correspondent

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

Nick Ewen

Senior Points & Miles Correspondent

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

Danielle Truglio

Editorial Intern

Danielle is a summer Editorial Intern at The Points Guy. Danielle is a rising Junior in the Joint Program with Columbia University and The Jewish Theological Seminary. Danielle writes for Columbia's newspaper, has her own lifestyle blog, and is the Features Editor for Her Campus Barnard. Danielle discovered her love for travel at a young age while vacationing with her family in the Caribbean, Florida, and California. One of her favorite trips... Full Bio

Mark Kellman

Intern, Special Projects

Mark Kellman has a passion for searching endlessly to find the best deal for any trip he takes and is a devoted United and Virgin America customer. Mark has traveled throughout Europe and is studying abroad in the Czech Republic this fall. Mark is a rising junior at the University of Oregon where he studies public relations and political science. He also works for the University’s newspaper as a Social Media Producer and runs his own... Full Bio

Matt Zuzolo

Editorial Intern

Matthew Zuzolo is an editorial intern at The Points Guy. 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 ever since. This summer he will be writing for the site and managing web... Full Bio