Eric Colton is a Senior Managing Director at Generational Equity, an M&A advisory firm, and the Chairman and Founder of Untrafficked™, a national anti-child sex trafficking 501(c)3 organization.
Eric has served as an executive for companies that operated in mergers and acquisitions, aerospace & defense, security, cyber security, threat intelligence, tactical gear, energy, water remediation, consulting, government contracting, footwear and apparel, and retail.
In 2019, Eric discovered that the United States had become #1 in child sex trafficking and that most Americans were not aware of this issue. He also learned that many existing anti-trafficking organizations are small, local organizations, mostly operated by survivors of abuse and sex trafficking that lack the means or tools necessary to provide adequate care and make a lasting impact. In response, he recruited a highly capable team to take on this issue and formed Untrafficked™, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with goals to inform, equip, and mobilize Americans to protect their children, stop child sex trafficking, provide direct critical response services, and support existing organizations that rescue, restore, and equip child survivors of this horrific crime.
Eric was an All American swimmer, Far Western League champion in Alpine Skiing, and serves in his local church.
He earned his education from De Anza College in Cupertino, California and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.
He’s a faithful husband and father to 3 wonderful children.