Gregory C. Nevano is a former Senior Executive Service member with nearly three decades of federal law enforcement experience. His experience implementing and executing critical missions within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), provides a valuable service to clients worldwide.
Prior to his retirement from HSI in December 2019, Mr. Nevano served as the Assistant Director with responsibility for customs and immigration investigative programs, training academies, and fusion centers. He provided expert witness testimony before Congress on four (4) occasions and is therefore considered a subject matter expert in several investigative disciplines to include document and benefit fraud, worksite enforcement, criminal gang exploitation, financial crimes, asset forfeiture, undercover operations, narcotics smuggling, human smuggling, and human trafficking.
From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Nevano served as the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), who is the chief operating officer for the principal investigative agency in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Mr. Nevano assisted the Deputy Director in executing oversight of ICE’s day to day operations by leading approximately 20,000 employees, in administering operational and mission support to more than 400 domestic and international offices, and by overseeing an annual budget of nearly $6 billion.
Mr. Nevano has held a number of key management positions within ICE Headquarters between 2012 and 2019 to include the Deputy Assistant Director for Transnational Crime, the Associate Deputy Assistant Director for the Investigative Services Division, and the Unit Chief for the Asset Forfeiture Unit.
Mr. Nevano was assigned as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) in the HSI Boston field office from 2009 until 2012. Prior to becoming an ASAC, Mr. Nevano served as the Group Supervisor of the Narcotics/Violent Gang group from 2006 until 2008, and the Group Supervisor of the Operational Support Group from 2004 until 2006.
From 2001 until 2004, Mr. Nevano was assigned to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and was involved in several 9/11 investigations. Mr. Nevano’s experience and immigration expertise was instrumental in prosecuting terror suspects, human rights violators, as well as other individuals seeking to cause harm to the United States and its citizens.
Prior to his assignment on the JTTF, Mr. Nevano was a Special Agent with the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Boston field office from 1998 until 2002. In this capacity, Mr. Nevano was assigned to the criminal alien squad and served as the prosecuting officer for the office.
Mr. Nevano began his federal employment with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as an Immigration Inspector in Boston, MA in 1991. He is a graduate of Boston College with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.