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Former SCIF-Fraud Unit

During the 15 years of my business relationship with Ms. Riley, her business practices were of high integrity and the investigative products were consistent displaying meticulous attention to detail. Ms. Riley’s surveillance practices were highly effective and material to the related cases. I was always able
to rely on Ms. Riley’s integrity, availability, and her knowledge and respect of privacy laws, related to her surveillance practices. This resulted in consistent and undisputable material results on our cases.


Ms. Riley demonstrated a high-level professionalism and integrity while providing investigative work products and interacting with our clients, injured workers, and internal claims and legal staff.

For over 15 years, Ms. Riley was our top firm, assigned most of the cases. If given the opportunity, I would not hesitate for a moment to engage in a business relationship with Ms. Riley again."


Past Chairman

Board of Directors Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce

"As a Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce, I have had the pleasure of working with Cheri Valentino for 4 ½ years.  I found her to be a person of honesty and integrity.

Working as an executive of the Chamber, Cheri had the opportunity to interact with a variety of Business Leaders.  She facilitated numerous activities and conveyed her attention to detail to every project.

She is a strong decision maker, self-starter and highly organized.  

I found her to be a pleasure to work with and highly recommend her leadership skills."


SIU - Investigator

State Compensation Insurance Fund - (Retired)

“In the years while working as an SIU Investigator for State Compensation Insurance Fund, Merilee always provided a solid investigation on our assignments. 


Merilee's experience in obtaining statements, background checks, and subrosa films were pivotal in many of our case investigations. Even more impressive were the accurate and factual reports which were always timely, detailed and factual.


With the highest regard for her professionalism, and more importantly her experience as a female investigator, I recommend Merilee for any of your investigative needs.”


President & CEO

Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce

“As the President and CEO of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce, I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Cheri' Valentino while she served as the Vice President of the Chamber. 

Cheri' is a dynamic professional with excellent leadership, operational and analytical skills. She is an accomplished professional that provided Chamber staff, membership and community stakeholders with the highest level of customer service. Having Cheri' help lead the organization was a genuine benefit to the Chamber's success. She is reliable, highly ethical, creative and an excellent problem solver. Her ability to expedite a thorough analysis of business challenges and find thoughtful and trusted solutions was greatly appreciated throughout the organization.

Cheri' led several critical initiatives that have helped build the Chamber success by providing valuable executive service to all stakeholders. From leading with a commitment to operational excellence to tackling issue management challenges for our membership and community, Cheri' is an excellent example of trusted and effective leadership. 

Looking forward, I believe that Cheri' will be an asset in her future business endeavors. Aside from her professional skills, Cheri' possesses a genuine "spark", that brings energy and compassion to her colleagues and customers. Her positive "can do" attitude is admired and appreciated. 

I wish her the best in her future endeavors and am grateful for her dedication and professionalism."

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