We continue celebrating the lead up to our 10 year anniversary later this year by interviewing a very special guest. We are honoured to feature Patrick Sojka, founder of Rewards Canada, whom we consider as the OG in the Canadian miles and points world. He is a big part of the reason why Pointshogger exists as he inspired us to start our blog to compliment his work. I am personally a huge fan of their site and continue to consult it frequently to this day. Thank you Patrick for taking the time to answer our questions today and looking forward to what you have in the works on YouTube and your Podcast!
Today, we are featuring co-founder and CEO of Roame Travel who will share his new service to search for award flights. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule.
1) Please tell us about yourself and your role with Roame.Travel.
Today, we are featuring spokesperson, Niranjan Vivekanandan, Senior Vice President, Loyalty & Merchant Solutions at RBC. He will be sharing more information on the RBC Avion Rewards enhancements. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions Niranjan.
1) Please tell us about yourself and your role with RBC.
Today, we are happy to interview Lisa Durocher, CEO of Rogers Bank, who will share the launch of the new Rogers Connections MasterCard. Thank you Lisa for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answer our questions. Looking forward to what you are working on!
Today, we have the opportunity to interview Baba Alakija, a Business development specialist with Plastk Financial & Rewards Inc. who will offer more insights on what Plastk has to offer in the rewards world. Thank you Baba for taking the time to answer our questions.
1. Please tell us about yourself and your role with Plastk?
Today, we are fortunate enough to have Senior Vice President, Barry Gollom, at HSBC Bank Canada who will share more in-depth insights on its rewards program. Thank you Barry for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer our questions, we really appreciate it!
1) Please tell us about yourself and your role with HSBC Bank Canada.
Today, we are featuring Mathieu Gaudreau, Product Manager for Credit Cards Solutions & Strategies at National Bank. He shares with us the re-branding of their World Elite and Platinum cards. Thank you Mathieu for taking the time to answer our questions!
1) Please tell us about yourself and your role with National Bank.
Today, we are happy to feature the founder, Reed Sutton and Senior Editor, Hugh Campbell, of Frugal Flyer, one of the fastest growing travel blogs in Canada. Thank you Hugh and Reed for taking the time out of your busy schedules to answer our questions. Keep up the great work and looking forward to watching you guys grow even more!
Today, we feature the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at AIR MILES, Rick Neuman, who will lead the technological innovation, development and dissemination ahead of its 30th anniversary. He brings a wealth of experience from Flipp, Sears Canada, Canadian Tire and Walmart. Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Rick, we are looking forward to the new initiatives that you are in charge of!
Before we talk about what the interview series is about, we just wanted to share some history of Pointshogger. We launched our site back in October 2013 and it has been quite a journey since then. We met lots of amazing people that we thought we would never meet (mostly virtual). Over time, we have tried to keep up with the changing times.