Cliff has 31 years of broad strategic, financial and operational experience in Public Accounting and leading operations for highly regulated large companies. He has served as VP of Operations, Assistant General Manager, CFO, CEO, General Manager, President and Treasurer of Greektown Casino. He has keen interest in corporate development and has executed transactions (inclusive of both capital raises and M&A) in excess of $1billion in aggregate value.
Cliff joined Anderson Tackman & Co. in 1988. He was responsible for monthly service to various commercial clients, taxation services to companies and individuals and held the position of Senior Auditor when he left in 1992 to join the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians as the Assistant Controller for Casino operations. During his tenure with the Tribe Mr. Vallier earned the Position of Senior Director of Finance and was a member of the Senior Management team. His duties included responsibility for the general ledger, monthly statements, annual budget, managerial review of monthly results, and worked closely with management to ensure an understanding of the budget process and instituting best practice benchmarks for managers. In November 2000 Cliff moved the Detroit area and joined Greektown Casino as Senior Director of Finance. He became VP of Finance in 2004 and CFO/GM in 2006. He later led the organization as CEO/CFO President and Treasurer.
Cliff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business with an Accounting Major from Northern Michigan University.