Mr. Suliveras served the federal government for over 36 years in various operational and leadership positions after beginning his Customs career in 1985. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) position in August 2010. Prior to retiring from Federal Law Enforcement Service from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in August of 2021, Mr. Suliveras served as the Executive Director at the National Targeting Center Cargo for CBP under the Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Suliveras oversaw extensive cargo targeting operations thereby providing executive leadership and direction to ensure CBP remained focused to prevent dangerous and unlawful goods from entering and exiting the U.S. by effectively screening, reviewing, identifying, and segmenting low and high-risk cargo across all transportation modes to identify, target and coordinate examination of shipments connected to terrorism or other transnational criminal activity. Mr. Suliveras directed CBP to leverage advance cargo data, intelligence, rapid information sharing, domain awareness, automated tools and risk-informed approaches to screen, segment, sort, target, triage and expedite the movement and flow of cargo entering and exporting via US ports in all modes of transportation, by increasing the focus on high-risk shipments and individuals and intercepting threats at the earliest possible.
Mr. Suliveras has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and has attended the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and successfully completed the Chicago GSB Executive Institute.