Pete Mento is the Managing Director and Practice Leader of Crowe LLP’s Global Customs and Duty Practice. He and his team specialize in the elimination, recovery and minimization of duties associated with importing and exporting. They also assist companies with trade compliance, audit defense and cargo security programs.
Pete recently served as the Vice President of Global Trade and Managed Services for Crane World Wide. He lead the development, marketing and innovation of Customs, Regulatory and Global Trade Products, Secured Transportation Offerings, Management Consulting, Integrated Managed Services and Software Solutions.
Prior to joining Crane, Pete was Practice Leader and Principal of Ryan Tax LLC’s Customs and Global Trade Practice. While there, he managed the recovery and avoidance of global duties and VAT for importers all over the world.
Pete is a Customs House Broker, Foreign Relations Expert and Trade Academic. He is one of the world’s leading experts on International Trade Policy and Supply Chain Security.
Mr. Mento also served as the Principal Consultant of Expeditors Tradewin where he spent 7 years managing and leading the organization.
Pete received his ALM in Government (Trade Theory Focus) from Harvard University and did his undergraduate work at Maine Maritime Academy where he served five consecutive terms as a member of the advisory board.
Mr. Mento is a Trade Academic who has written many articles and work papers on Trade Theory and Trade Practices. His PhD studies at the University of Durham in the United Kingdom in Trade Law.
Pete is a highly sought after speaker all over the world. A former professional standup comedian, he has conducted sold out lectures to tens of thousands of people in every imaginable venue – from University lecture halls to night clubs. His style of mixing economics, history and humor is always a welcome change for his clients and students. He is the most unlikely trade nerd you will ever meet.