Brian Kelly

Founder and CEO

The Points Guy

Founder and CEO

Brian Kelly is the founder and CEO of The Points Guy (TPG), the preeminent voice when it comes to loyalty programs, credit cards and travel. 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 10 million unique monthly visitors and more than 3 million followers on social media.

An avid believer in using travel as a force for good, Kelly is passionate advocate for causes around the globe, using his platform to create change and supporting organizations close to his heart. As a Committee Member for Rainbow Railroad, he is intimately involved in the organization’s cause to provide transportation for LGTBI individuals flee persecution and seek asylum. He’s also an active Global Ambassador for the PeaceJam organization, where he brings Nobel Peace Prize winners to promote peace and support young leaders in communities all over the world. Kelly is also a Goalkeeper for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, committed to donating 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. In addition, Kelly is a member of PTTOW, a year-round community of innovative and creative leaders across business, sports, arts, and culture.