Mr. Gregory Finning serves as the Director of Investigations for 5 Stones intelligence and is assigned to the New York City Office. As Director of Investigations, Mr. Finning leads and coordinates all Commercial Client Investigative Services, as well as Special Projects for Government Clients.
Mr. Finning previously served as the DEA New York, Assistant Special Agent in Charge from 2014 to 2020 providing executive leadership for the most complex international organized crime, money laundering, and diversion control investigations authorized by the US Attorney General. Mr. Finning provided leadership to some of the most successful DEA New York Special Agents and Special Operations. Mr. Finning oversaw tactical operations conducted by over 80 DEA Special Agents, Two Tactical Diversion Groups and Anti-Money Laundering Teams focusing on New York, Mexico, Africa, Colombia, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. Mr. Finning led global investigations working with leading pharmaceutical companies to help stymie revenue losses and brand integrity erosion, and successfully determining root causes for the diversion and counterfeiting of marquis drugs. Mr. Finning also served as a key advisor for all DEA New York compliance, internal ethics, and organizational integrity matters.
Mr. Finning served in various DEA Special Agent assignments from 1997 to 2020 working closely with DEA Headquarters, DEA New York, DEA New England, the Southern District and Eastern District US Attorney’s Offices in New York and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Finning has earned the reputation of a highly successful DEA Case Agent and is well respected throughout the US Law Enforcement community. Mr. Finning previously served as a Police Officer with the New York City Police Department from 1992 to 1996.
Mr. Finning has an extensive range of distinguished leadership experiences and received numerous awards while serving in the DEA and New York City Police Department. He is a two-time recipient of the DEA’s Administrators Award. The highest award bestowed upon DEA Agents. Mr. Finning completed Senior Executive Programs at the Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame and the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. He also completed the Collaboration Program at the Central Intelligence Agency, as well as DEA’s Clandestine Laboratory School. He is highly experienced in developing complex criminal investigations and has successfully followed investigative leads around the world. Mr. Finning was the recipient of 54 medals of commendation with the New York City Police Department.
Mr. Finning represents the renowned qualities of innovation, drive, relentless work ethic and specialized skillsets for which DEA Special Agents are known for and invests those capabilities in providing a commitment to 5 Stones’ Clients. Mr. Finning holds a US Government Top Secret Clearance (SCI).