Eric founded Six8 Advisors to serve families and employers who are often overlooked by traditional advisory firms. He has a passion for helping businesses and their employees realize the potential of their retirement plan.
Eric has worked in employee benefits and financial services since 2001, leading organizations that managed benefit and retirement programs for groups ranging from two employees to more than 100,000. Prior to Six8 Advisors, Eric most recently served as President and CEO of Collateral Benefits Group and Chief Compliance Officer of Collateral Financial Advisors, a Registered Investment Advisor. In Eric’s more than 11 years with Collateral, he spent much of his tenure as Chief Operating Officer or Chief Executive Officer and saw the company grow from a startup into a multi-million dollar benefits and investment firm.
Before Collateral, Eric worked as a management consultant for both large and small firm where his clients included fortune 500 companies in Atlanta, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Eric Cantrell holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Manderson Graduate School of Business at the University of Alabama and a Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a double major in Accounting and Quantitative Methods (Magna Cum Laude).
Eric married his high school sweetheart, Wendy, 20 years ago and they have three children. Due to the children’s activities, he does not have much free time! He enjoys watching his children play sports, and he loves spending time at the lake. He is quite an avid wake surfer and snow skier.