The Austin Business Journal's Face 2 Face series delivers some of the brightest industry leader to Austin's business community for informative and inspiring discussions. Personal stories, stories from the boardroom and opinions on today's ever-changing business environment are tackled in a fireside chat format with ABJ Editor Colin Pope.

The Face 2 Face breakfasts are usually held the second Tuesday of each month at Whole Foods' world-famous headquarters in downtown Austin. The breakfast starts at 8:30 am with a half hour of networking followed by a one-hour Q&A session with our featured guest. This discussion is fueled by questions from the audience, and most often centers on business-to-business topics that both educate and entertain.

Chris Loughlin is CEO of New York City-based Travelzoo Inc., a publicly traded global Internet media company that delivers travel, entertainment and other local deals to an audience of 26 million subscribers as well as mobile app users and social media followers. The Travelzoo brand operates in 11 countries and the company now has more than 425 employees worldwide.

Since Loughlin was appointed Travelzoo CEO in July 2010, the company's annualized revenue has grown 55 percent and annualized operating income has more than tripled.
He joined Travelzoo in 2001 as vice president of marketing and moved on to subsequent executive roles, overseeing the launch of the Travelzoo brand in the UK, Germany, France and Spain before becoming CEO. In 2009, he was named the 2009 Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the British Travel & Hospitality Industry Hall of Fame.

Loughlin has an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He lives in Austin with his wife and two daughters.

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