Brian Kelly is the founder and CEO of The Points Guy (TPG), the preeminent voice in the industry of points, miles and everything travel-related. 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, Kelly has grown the company into a powerhouse travel and lifestyle media platform, and through a team of distinguished editors and freelancers that span the globe, has expanded its editorial content to include flight and hotel reviews, curated travel guides, immersive video reviews, as well as global event activations. Voted Forbes #1 travel influencer in 2017, Kelly is the industry leader, shaping the way consumers and brands approach travel. Today, TPG has a dedicated fan base, receiving 5.2 million unique monthly visitors and more than 2.2 million followers on social media.
Through his vision of using travel as a force for good, Kelly serves on the board of the Rainbow Railroad and is a Global Ambassador for the PeaceJam organization. As a Goalkeeper for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Kelly recently committed to raising 5 million air miles for the Goalkeepers’ Women’s Movement Accelerator, which helps women activists to have their voices heard by decision-makers on important issues. Kelly is also a member of PTTOW, a year-round community of innovative and creative leaders across business, sports, arts, and culture.