None of us is as good as all of us

ERIC ETTLIN a.k.a. "E"

A south Orange County native who grew up surfing, Eric knew Evolution was a great cultural fit as soon he walked into the office and noticed longboards hanging on the walls and surf videos on repeat in the lobby. Eric and his wife Kristina are avid adventurers who love the beach and mountains alike. They are proud parents to two young boys with seemingly endless amounts of energy. They reside in San Clemente, not far from the Evo office, and on the weekends balance their time between surfing with the kids, juggling youth sports and long relaxing hikes.

During his freshman year at U.C., Berkeley, Eric walked on to the rowing team, which combined countless hours of intense cardio training with daily head-to-head seat races in the boat. Crew taught Eric some valuable life lessons such as dedication, adaptability, discipline, and teamwork. This experience led to one of Eric’s favorite Guiding Principle: “None of us is as good as all of us”

Eric is an innovative digital marketing leader with experience driving growth and business transformation in hospitality, real estate, and financial service industries. He has a passion for creating data driven, customer centric strategies that generate growth through new customer acquisition, brand strategy and digital innovation. Eric enjoys building and growing high functioning teams that work cohesively to drive maximum value to stakeholders.


  • Evolution Hospitality, 2021 - Present
    - VP, Marketing
  • Mvnifest, 2021 to 2021
    - Executive Director of Growth & Strategy
  • Irvine Company, 2019 - 2020
    - VP, Digital Marketing
  • Marriott, 2017 - 2019
    - Senior Director, Brand Marketing & Digital, US/Canada
  • Marriott, 2008 - 2016
    - Director of Ecommerce, North America