CEO Brett Reizen Addresses Employees at 15 Year Celebration

EBG Celebrates 15 Years of Taking Fun Seriously

September 12, 2016

Fifteen years ago, I co-founded EBG with the vision of bringing fun and happiness to people’s lives. The goal was to simplify travel and entertainment by developing a unique online platform that would connect businesses and their employees to the world’s greatest travel and entertainment brands.

Our startup tech venture began just as it sounds – small. From our early days working out of a living room, we leveraged connections in the local area and did a little bit of everything to get our idea off the ground.

It wasn’t always easy – we had our fair share of ups and downs, a lot of wins and a few losses. There were many days when the goal was just surviving – from nearly running out of money to losing a roof on one of our first offices. But the focus always was and still is about building strong, valuable relationships with our partners and providing exceptional service. 

Fifteen years later, I am honored and humbled to say we are more than 400 employees strong, operate offices in 4 cities, manage a network of 8 brands, work with thousands of top travel and entertainment partners, maintain relationships with over 40,000 corporate clients, reach over 60 million users and generate millions of admission tickets and hotel room nights annually.

None of this would be possible without all of EBG’s employees, past and present, who have poured their talents, energy and passion into building this company. I am humbled and proud to have such an amazing team of people behind me. 

At EBG, we are committed to employee happiness and have put our team member’s health, purpose and growth at the forefront of our culture.  EBG’s tagline is “Take Fun Seriously” and we do that every day by delivering memorable experiences for our customers and celebrating our employees. Watch video to see how we live out our mission.

EBG also would not have become the thriving company it is today without the trust and support of our amazing partners. Over the past 15 years, we’ve been able to add tremendous value for our partners through our ability to reach a targeted audience in search of their products. I cherish the relationships we have fostered, and I am honored that so many of our partners took the time to congratulate us on this milestone. Check out how our partners joined in the celebration.

Our mission at EBG is to deliver memorable experiences, exceptional service and value for our partners, clients and customers. And that is exactly what we’ve done for the past 15 years. It is incredible to look back and see how far we’ve come, but this is only the beginning.

We have hundreds of additional relationships to foster, more opportunities to take advantage of, new innovations and improvements to make and millions of more customers to satisfy. We look forward to the road ahead. Thank you for being part of our journey. See photos of our 15 year celebration.