David Stephens serves as the Director of Administration for 5 Stones intelligence. As the Director of Administration, Mr. Stephens reports to the CEO and is responsible for the execution of contracts, administrative support and oversees organizational policies, budgets, administrative staff, vendors, audits, and Client services. Mr. Stephens is responsible for ensuring the highest levels of service for all 5 Stones’ Clients and that value-generating growth is mutually beneficial within Client interactions.
Mr. Stephens is a career United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Executive with a total of 30 years combined Law Enforcement and Intelligence experience. Mr. Stephens held leadership positions as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Supervisory Special Agent and Special Agent in various DEA Field Offices to include DEA Miami, DEA Los Angeles, and DEA Headquarters. Mr. Stephens has extensive experience leading the highly successful DEA OCDETF Task Force and Multi-Agency Atlanta Strike Force overseeing the management and budgets for over 100 Special Agent and Task Force Agents.
Mr. Stephens also served in key DEA field leadership positions managing the administration of DEA Attorney General Exempt Operations (AGEO) focused on international drug trafficking, money laundering and transnational crime. He is a Certified Polygraph Examiner, graduating from the US Department of Defense Polygraph School. He worked within DEA’s “Insider Threat Program,” DEA Headquarters including the Office of Inspections, Office of Professional Responsibility, and the Office of Security Programs.
Mr. Stephens is the recipient of numerous law enforcement awards throughout his career. He is a graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.
As the Director of Administration, Mr. Stephens will focus on ensuring that all 5 Stones’ deliverables meet or exceed Client expectations. Mr. Stephens possesses the qualities of innovation, drive and relentless work ethic for which DEA Special Agents have achieved international renown. He is committed to leveraging those capabilities and his vast experience on behalf of 5 Stones’ Clients.