Mr. Thomas Love, Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mr. Love assists the CEO with the management of the daily and long-term operations of 5 Stones. He assists with designing and implementing business operations, establishing policies that promote company culture and vision and overseeing operations of the company and the work of executives.

Mr. Love works from the Washington, D.C. office, where his focus is on Federal programs and Client relations to include programs for the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Defense (DoD), Department of State (DoS), and the Intelligence Community.

Mr. Love is a retired U.S. DOJ, ATF Senior Special Agent who served twenty-seven years. During his tenure, he gained broad-based knowledge and proven experience in international training, program management, multi-agency/multi-government international investigations and collaboration, risk assessment, crisis management, and logistics.

While assigned to ATF’s Washington D.C. Headquarters, Mr. Love led International Training Programs for the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information (OSII) and coordinated ATF’s global training and enforcement operations with U.S. Counterparts, Embassies, and Global Law Enforcement partners. He authored curriculum for the U.S. DOJ and Department of State, providing high-quality training in environments with shifting regional economic, social, and political circumstances.

As a Special Agent, Mr. Love led complex and highly sensitive Attorney General Exempted (AGEO) investigations targeting Terrorist Networks and Weapons Proliferation. These investigations were international in scope, covert/undercover operations that focused on Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) organizations, and their relationship with global Terrorist Networks. Mr. Love specialized in investigating groups engaged in complex financial and criminal conspiracies that spanned transnational legal and physical boundaries. In this role, he frequently worked with fellow stakeholders and law enforcement partners and routinely conducted classified briefings for U.S. Senators, Congressmen, staffers, Ambassadors, and Deputy Chiefs of Mission.

Mr. Love served for seven years within the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and led investigative, and intelligence operations focused on Terrorism. He is a recognized Subject Matter Expert (SME) in complex global investigations, weapons, explosives, and Counter-Terrorism Operations.

Mr. Love’s career is defined by distinguished leadership experiences. He received several awards while serving in ATF, including that agency’s Superior Performance Award, Distinguished Service Award, and numerous Special Act Awards. Mr. Love holds his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and has completed Harvard Business School Executive Education courses, including Risk Management for Corporate Leaders and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management courses in Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application.

Mr. Love represents the renowned qualities of innovation, drive, relentless work ethic, and specialized skill sets for which ATF Special Agents are known and invests those capabilities in providing an intense commitment to 5 Stones’ Clients.