Colton is an associate at Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips in New York. He is a member of the documentation support team that facilitates transactions through market research, buyer list generation, valuations, pitch design and the production of client documentation. He has worked on multiple deals in the TMT space, particularly in healthcare, fintech, education, advertising/marketing and information services.
Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Colton was a summer analyst at Pioneer Acquisitions, a Chicago-based real estate private equity firm. He performed valuations on target buildings and was an integral member in the closure of a 19-building portfolio in Chicago’s Hyde Park. Before that, he was a wealth management summer analyst at Calamos Investments, where he conducted comprehensive reviews of client portfolios. While at Calamos, he focused on performing market research for ultra-high net-worth individuals to optimize risk-weighted return. Additionally, Colton founded a college-based edtech company, where he oversaw the operations of a product design team and, shortly after, contributed to the development of a point-of-sale application through identifying market trends for peer-to-peer transactions and millennial cell phone habits. He has a BA in Economics & Philosophy from the University of Chicago.