Colton attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He graduated magnum cum laude with a bachelors of science in industrial engineering and a minor in reliability and maintainability engineering. At UT Colton was a part of the university’s Chancellor’s Honors Program and recipient of the Tennessee Scholars Scholarship.  As a young professional Colton served as the conference chair for the 2011 Institute of Industrial Engineers Mid-Atlantic Student Conference held at UT. He also gained valuable work experience through several part time jobs and internships.

After graduating, Colton moved to Atlanta, GA in 2011 to work as a supply chain consultant with Manhattan Associates. At Manhattan he implemented their IBM Cognos based business intelligence solution (SCI) at many clients around the country.  He also worked on the first implementation of a new “big data” product called Total Cost to Serve. Colton was recognized at Manhattan for his customer focus and ability to solve challenging problems and offer creative solutions to clients to help them meet their business needs. He was awarded a 2012 Manhattan Choice award for Outstanding Innovation within the professional services organization.

In May 2013 Colton took a new position at Genuine Parts Company where he currently works as the supply chain business intelligence systems administrator. In this role he is working within a IT shared services group servicing GPC’s subsidiaries. Specifically, Colton is designing the ETLs and data warehouses as well as developing metrics, analytical cubes and reports to look at supply chain related data for these subsidiaries.

Outside of work, Colton spends time traveling,  exploring the great outdoors, enjoying the arts and spending time with his friends and family.