Cynthia Navarro, Senior Advisor


Ms. Navarro has been a business partner and Advisor to the Hetherington Group since 2000. She has worked in the area of investigations for over 35 years, most recently as the Senior Manager of Intellectual Property Licensing at One Red, LLC.  Navarro is the principle of Finnegan’s Way, an investigative consultation and training firm located in California. In this role, she managed both civil and criminal investigations and consulted worldwide, specializing in anti-piracy and business and intelligence backgrounds.

Prior to Finnegan’s Way, Ms. Navarro held various management positions at several Silicon Valley firms. While at Adobe Systems, she created and managed Adobe’s Worldwide Anti-Piracy Investigations team. Her responsibilities included the management of five internal investigators, civil and criminal intellectual property investigations, internal investigations, and liaison with internal departments such as sales, customer service, legal, site security, IT, and manufacturing.

Throughout her career, Ms. Navarro has been responsible for managing business intelligence gathering, intellectual property theft investigations, interviews, cyber investigations, background investigations, and trainings. She has taught using the internet as an investigative tool to thousands of law enforcement and corporate investigators worldwide.

Ms. Navarro is the past president of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association and holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from California State University – East Bay.