Clayton Vanderpool

Managing Director

2013 Global Gaming Business Magazine 40 Under 40

  • Member

Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA)

  • Corporate Advisory Board Member

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)

  • Member

Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

  • Member

Waséyabek Development Company Board of Directors

  • Past Vice Chair
  • Past Board Member

With more than 14 years of experience in financing, underwriting, loan syndications, mergers and acquisitions and Tribal economic development, Clayton applies his diverse skill set to DWH clients across a wide variety of industries. Clayton earned his BBA in Accounting from Western Michigan University and MBA with a Finance Concentration from Wayne State University.

Clayton assists our clients with strategic portfolio development, mergers and acquisitions, business model analysis, corporate valuations (buy and sell side), capitalization and turnaround management. He has a specialty in working with Tribal economic development corporations, deploying strategies to help Tribal governments diversify their economic income, provide employment opportunities for Tribal members and ensure the protection of their Tribal sovereignty.

Clayton served as the Vice Chairman of the Board for a Tribal economic development company where he helped develop and implement the strategic plan which included investments in commercial operating companies, investment real estate and the development of a federal contracting arm under the Small Business Administration 8(a) program. Clayton has also gained extensive experience in the capitalization of commercial entities when he served as the Primary Loan Officer for clients with middle market and large corporate profiles. His industry experience as a loan officer ranges from manufacturing companies to Tribal-owned casinos where he provided capital for strategic acquisitions and other corporate growth needs.

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