Eric Monteiro Joins OTO Development as Corporate Director of Marketing & Digital Strategies

March 5, 2024 | Careers

Eric Monteiro Joins OTO Development as Corporate Director of Marketing & Digital Strategies

Eric Monteiro has joined OTO Development as Corporate Director of Marketing & Digital Strategies, bringing more than 20 years of experience, including significant time in the hospitality sector.

OTO Development, part of The Johnson Group, owns and/or operates 60 select-service and lifestyle hotels around the country.

Monteiro will guide the company’s digital marketing, creative services, and public relations teams.

“The quality of OTO’s property portfolio and the company’s commitment to practice an inspiring set of Guiding Principles sets it apart,” says Monteiro. “It’s very powerful and I am excited to be part of that.”

Monteiro was drawn to the hospitality industry early in his career after he accepted a job with Carnival Cruise Lines in 2001. He was hooked.

“I always loved to travel, going to places like the Caribbean and Paris when I was younger, and now it is something my family and I still love to do. Working in hospitality is a chance to combine passion and work. It’s a happy business,” says Monteiro.

“Eric Monteiro has built a tremendous reputation in hospitality marketing during more than two decades in the business,” says Lara Stabell-Gibb, OTO’s Vice President of Revenue & Digital Strategies. “Our in-house marketing team is critical to our success, and Eric’s addition supports our commitment to driving strategy and results.”

Monteiro grew up in Port St. Joe, Florida, and earned a degree in marketing from the University of Florida. He has worked with high-level regional, national, and international brands, including Belmond Ltd. from 2009-2022. Monteiro most recently served as director of marketing and communications for the popular Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Charleston, South Carolina.

Monteiro, admittedly a left-brain thinker, points to strategic planning as his initial draw to marketing.

“I love being a part of the process: taking a product and making it shine with words, pictures, sounds, and strategies,” says Monteiro. “The business is evolving, and it keeps me on my toes and continuously learning. It gets better and better over time.”

Monteiro will be based out of OTO Development’s corporate headquarters in downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina. He and his wife, Bren, have two children: Stella, 16, and Ezra, 10.

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