Points Simplified is a wholly owned division of Executive Travel Inc. Executive Travel was founded in 1986 and has achieved outstanding growth and success over the past 32 years. The company has been honored by Inc. magazine for four of the past five years by being included on the annual Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Steve Glenn, CEO of Executive Travel, reached out to Jamie Larounis in 2018 to create a strategic partnership to offer Jamie’s unique expertise to Executive Travel clients. This is a service that is not offered by any other TMC for both corporate and leisure travelers.
Steve Glenn founded Executive Travel 32 years ago and was a pioneer of online travel fulfillment, virtual agents and zero online fees. Steve Glenn serves as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Executive Travel.
In 2013 Inc. magazine ranked Executive Travel as the fastest growing Travel Management Company in its 32nd annual Inc. Magazine 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Executive Travel has been honored four times on the Inc. Magazine 500/5000 list.
Steve Glenn was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by the University of Nebraska – Lincoln College of Business Administration, and Business Owner of the Year by the Lincoln Independent Business Association.
Steve is Past President of the Nebraska N Club – representing all letter winners at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Steve was an offensive lineman at UNL under Coach Tom Osborne. Over his career, Steve Glenn has served as President, officer or director on over 20 organizations around the State of Nebraska and the nation.
Steve Glenn earned a bachelor’s degree from the UNL College of Business Administration in 1979. Steve is a serial entrepreneur who has started over 40 companies. He and his family currently operate 9 companies ranging from real estate development, international importing, and retail.
Jamie Larounis is an avid traveler and miles/points educator. Traveling well over 100,000 miles a year and staying in hotels for over 100 nights, he leverages miles, points and other deals to fly in first-class cabins, and stay in 5-star hotels. His blog, The Forward Cabin, shares his experiences, musings, reviews, tips, tricks, resources and industry news with the fellow traveler. He’s spoken at Frequent Traveler University as a member of their organizing staff where he’s educated in-depth on the loyalty programs and operations of Amtrak, American Airlines and Kimpton Hotels. Highlighting on his knowledge of airline customer experience, James was featured in American Airlines’ “Elevate” training program presented to all employees in 2016.
Consulting projects include marketing for PEX+, the first ward aggregate platform for consumers and businesses, and user acquisition for DoNotPay Travel, an automated flight and hotel refund website. Among several media spotlights, he’s spoken at Princeton University, and the New York Times Travel Show, been quoted in The New York Times, Travel and Leisure Magazine, The New York Post, The Fiscal Times, Skift, New York Magazine, and Condé Nast Traveler, has been featured on CNN, written for InsideFlyer, Road Warrior Voices/USA Today, 1000TravelTips.com, the official content platform for the Travel and Adventure Shows, and makes occasional guest appearances as a featured expert discussing the travel industry on FOX News.