Kate O’Brien

Director of Marketing & Compliance

Kate O’Brien
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 other memorable trips from her time in Europe include Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Corfu, the French Riviera and Munich. In October of 2015, Kate travelled to Cape Town, South Africa with The Points Guy while filming TPGtv and (not surprisingly) found her new favorite travel destination.

Having been with The Points Guy team for over three years, Kate evolved from managing Brian’s day-to-day schedule and appointments to becoming Director of Compliance & Operations managing credit card compliance across the site, working directly with credit card issuers and discovering new opportunities in various affiliate networks. Feel free to reach out to Kate via email at kate@thepointsguy.com with any partnership questions.

9 Articles by Kate O'Brien

Thursday Giveaway: 2 Nights At The Andaz Tokyo

This week’s giveaway is the chance to win a two-night stay at the Andaz Tokyo in collaboration with our friends at Luxury Travel Diary to highlight their travel auctions where you can bid on hotel stays starting from as little as $2 per night. Currently there aren’t always enough bidders in their eBay-style auctions so many stays…

A Wine and Food-Filled Weekend in Napa Valley with Ritz-Carlton Rewards

TPG Contributor Kate O’Brien and her boyfriend recently made their first visit to San Francisco and the Napa Valley wine country via an exclusive travel package available only through her Ritz-Carlton Rewards credit card. Here’s her review of the experience. For the past few years, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Visa has offered its card members the chance…

We’re Giving Away a Marriott Stay and 50 Tickets to TPG’s D.C. Event

We are thrilled to announce that we’ll be teaming up with the lifestyle portfolio brands from Marriott this season, bringing exciting reader events to AC Hotels and Renaissance Hotels. In November and December, we’ll be hosting events in four different locations, including the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle, AC Miami Beach, AC Hotel Chicago Downtown and AC Kansas City…

Good News: Membership Rewards Transfer Instantly to Emirates

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. Yesterday, American Express Membership Rewards announced the addition of Emirates as a new transfer partner, which was exciting on a number of levels since the airline has become one of the world’s premier carriers and it opens…