Chris is the president, chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors of SCA. Prior to joining SCA, Mr. Valerian served as the chief operating officer for a Houston-based private equity-backed solid waste management company. Under his leadership, he contributed to the doubling of revenue and managed more than 1,000 employees, 850 trucks, 60 hauling and permitted facilities across several states. He was also president and CEO of Live Earth, LLC, a regional waste-by-rail operation and president and CEO of Liberty Waste & Recycling in Tampa, Fla. Both Live Earth and Liberty Waste were sold to publicly traded strategic buyers. Chris is a former US Marine and has a BSBA from The California State University.