Mr. Thompson serves as a Principal of 5 Stones intelligence and leads the Miami Office. He serves as both the Chief Compliance Officer and as the Director of Domestic intelligence. As Chief Compliance Officer, Mr. Thompson reports directly to the CEO and is responsible for all compliance and regulatory matters for 5 Stones. As Director of Domestic intelligence he leads and coordinates various National and Global intelligence and investigative projects for 5 Stones’ Government and Commercial Clients. Mr. Thompson also serves as the 5 Stones Project Manager for an expansive U.S. Department of Justice program. Mr. Thompson has led 5 Stones Protective Security details in the U.S. and Israel.
Mr. Thompson previously served as an Assistant Director of the FBI, with 25 years of service. Mr. Thompson reorganized and led the FBI’s inspection, audit and compliance process, for FBI offices and operations worldwide. He designed and oversaw the construction of two FBI regional field offices, one of which became the first hybrid convertible FBI Joint Operations Center. This FBI Operations center served as protective intelligence fusion center designed to support complex and challenging intelligence operations. Mr. Thompson has an extensive range of distinguished leadership experience. As an FBI Senior Executive, Mr. Thompson was awarded the prestigious Presidential Meritorious Award and was promoted to the Department of Justice Senior Executive Service (SES-6).
Following a career in the FBI, Mr. Thompson served as a vice president of an ISO 9001 registered international security company with 18,000 employees and after the events of September 11, 2001, returned to government as a Federal Security Director with TSA. In 2005, Mr. Thompson was appointed Chief of Staff and second-in-command of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO), the 4th largest Sheriff’s Office in America, where he was responsible for a staff of 6,300 and a budget of $700 million. He spent a total of six years with BSO, a public safety agency with Law Enforcement, Detention, and Fire Rescue and Emergency Services, serving at the rank of Colonel before joining 5 Stones intelligence full-time in 2013.
Mr. Thompson is an experienced leader and trainer in Church, Synagogue and School Security, with a decade of Security and Protective intelligence experience in two of the largest churches in the United States. Mr. Thompson has designed and led highly specialized Security and Protective intelligence programs designed for worship centers, schools and international travel. He is a recognized thought leader and respected Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the integration of Protective intelligence and Security operations for Church facilities and events. Mr. Thompson is also a licensed minister.
Mr. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Lincoln University of Missouri and is a graduate of extensive FBI specialized training programs. Mr. Thompson studied advanced course work in Government Management and Strategic Computing and Telecommunications at Harvard University.