Erik Kellener

Partner, Evolution

Erik Kellener is Partner at Evolution. As a leadership coach, management consultant, and strategic advisor, Erik brings 20+ years of operating experience as a technology executive and thought leader for both emerging and established brands in the U.S. and overseas. He works with both pre-and post- revenue-generating businesses, driving deep change at the individual, team, and organizational levels. His results replace expensive missteps in scaling a business with proven strategies and tactics for growth and profitability.

Erik’s passion is directed towards unlocking leaders and their teams through a recipe of self-development, advisory, and integration of leadership strategies and frameworks. He’s evolved this blended approach through his years as a technology steward for WarnerBros., Dreamworks, Ticketmaster,, Qwest Communications, Luxury Link, and Evite. Additionally, he’s consulted for Slack, Roku, Riot Games, System1, Holland America Cruise Lines, ESPN, and Cedars-Sinai.

In addition to coaching, Erik is an architect, facilitator, and driver of efficiency. His work is viewed through the lenses of People, Process, Technology and Product. He is a practitioner of lean & iterative development, team health strategies, risk assessment & mitigation, due diligence, capacity planning, KPI-driven operations, and revenue/expense forecast modeling.

Erik has been traditionally trained with an M.S. in Computer Science and is an industry speaker with a number of publications. He’s active in the West Coast startup and technology community, teaches at UCLA, and sits on the board of several early-stage ventures.