About Us

AwardWallet provides a free service that helps you manage your reward balances and travel itineraries. We support 678 loyalty programs – air, hotel, car rental, credit card and others. Founded in 2004, AwardWallet quickly became a popular choice for both road warriors and casual travelers. Today, over 467,000 active members rely on AwardWallet to manage over 99.6 billion miles / points representing $1.992 billion in value. AwardWallet is not affiliated or related to any of the loyalty programs offered by the airlines, hotels or credit cards identified on this website or tracked and monitored using the AwardWallet service.

In addition to serving the individual traveler, AwardWallet is used by businesses to manage their corporate reward balances, and partners like Points.com use AwardWallet to power reward management on their sites via our API and white-label services.

Why AwardWallet?

  • There are an estimated 10 trillion unused frequent-flier miles in circulation worth over $165 billion.
  • 20% or more of all frequent-flier miles don’t ever get redeemed.
  • Avoid unanticipated reward expirations and account closures.
  • Stay on top of your assets.

Biographies

Alexi Vereschaga, Co-Founder and CEO

Alexi is the co-founder and leads the development efforts of AwardWallet, which he launched in 2004. From its inception, Alexi has been AwardWallet’s product visionary. He is focused on continual improvement of AwardWallet to meet the needs of its 467,000+ global members and to respond to the evolving rewards program landscape, which is reflected in AwardWallet’s recognized leadership in rewards management.

Prior to the creation of AwardWallet, Alexi worked in global enterprise IT Services organizations including, Aelita Software, Quest Software, and Dell. Over 16 years his responsibilities expanded from web development and support to technical account management and systems consulting. Throughout this time Alexi worked with clients including PepsiCo, Inc., Morgan Stanley, ExxonMobil, Fidelity Investments, United Technology, and Publix.

Alexi attended Utah State University where he played NCAA Division I Men’s College Tennis. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Information Systems Management from Franklin University. Alexi further received a Master of Information Systems Management from DeVry University. Alexi and his wife have three daughters; his hobbies include tennis, kiteboarding, snowboarding, and playing guitar.

Howie Rappaport, Editor-in-Chief

Howie joined AwardWallet in the Summer of 2016. Howie first entered the travel, points and miles world in college, when he convinced the fraternity alumni board to allow him to pay the internet bill for the chapter house on his cash-back credit card, where he was reimbursed immediately via check and earned $200 in cash back on his rewards card.

Prior to AwardWallet, Howie had been contributing to several publications and served as Editor at Large of the Frugal Travel Guy blog. He has been on the Today Show on NBC several times and organizes a gathering for 500+ frequent flyer enthusiasts in Chicago each October.

Before his work in the travel, points/miles, and loyalty space, Howie was a sales engineer and product manager at a mobile security firm. His work had him traveling over 150,000 miles a year, visiting clients and defining product requirements. Howie received his B.S. in Management Information Systems from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Howie lives in Historic Savannah, Georgia with his wife Sara, and Golden Retriever Poppy, a rescue from Turkey.

Todd Mera, Co-Founder

AwardWallet started with a need. In 2004 Todd Mera had been traveling extensively for work and belonged to many reward programs. He figured there had to be a better way to track his miles than logging into each award program site separately and manually maintaining a consolidated statement on a spreadsheet.

Todd’s insight sparked the idea for AwardWallet, which Todd and co-founder, Alexi Vereschaga, launched in 2004. Todd has been in Information Technology for 18 years and has worked in Asia, Europe and the USA on behalf of major corporate clients such as Nissan, Adidas, Merrill Lynch, KMPG, Siemens, Honeywell, Boeing, Microsoft, Delta Air Lines and Expedia. Prior to starting AwardWallet, Todd worked for enterprise IT Services company, Aelita, where he was a practice leader for Windows and Messaging.

Todd received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Western Washington University. Todd enjoys winemaking, technology and travel.