About Us

AwardWallet provides a free service that helps you manage your reward balances and travel itineraries. We support 680 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 451,000 active members rely on AwardWallet to manage over 99.3 billion miles / points representing $1.986 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

Jeff Bianco, President

Jeff brings years of successful entrepreneurial and leadership experience, having founded, run and sold multiple international businesses. His expertise includes business development, database marketing, ecommerce and software development. Prior to joining AwardWallet, Jeff founded TravelConfirm, a travel related start-up that shares strong synergies with AwardWallet. He also founded and sold two successful businesses: GraphicCorp, Inc., a publisher of software and digital content, which he founded in 1993 and sold to Corel Corporation in 1999; and CustomCD, a technology company providing on-demand media fulfillment solutions, which he founded in 2003 and sold to Digital River, Inc., in 2008. In 1998 Jeff was a Partner at Validio Software, LLC, a software development services company, which was sold to GlobalLogic in 2008. Jeff has a passion for travel and the services offered by AwardWallet. He flies over 250,000 miles a year and has Elite status on 8 airline and hotel loyalty programs. Jeff received a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Alexi Vereschaga, Co-Founder and CTO

Alexi co-founded and developed AwardWallet, which he launched in 2004. From the start, Alexi has been AwardWallet’s product visionary and CTO. He is focused on continual improvement of AwardWallet to meet the needs of our members and to respond to the evolving rewards program landscape, which is reflected in AwardWallet’s recognized leadership in rewards management. Prior to starting AwardWallet, Alexi worked for enterprise IT Services companies, Aelita and Quest Software, where his responsibilities included web development, technical account management, IT, and systems consulting. In these capacities, Alexi has served corporate clients such as PepsiCo, Inc., Morgan Stanley, Exxon Mobile, Fidelity Investments, United Technology, and Publix. Alexi attended Utah State University where he played NCAA Division I Men’s College Tennis, and he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Information Systems Management from Franklin University. Alexi received a master’s degree in Information Systems Management from DeVry University. Alexi and his wife have twin daughters and his hobbies include tennis, wake-boarding, snowboarding, and playing guitar.

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 Airlines 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.