Five Stones Research Corporation is an 8(a), Woman-Owned, Native American, Small Economically Disadvantaged Business headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama with offices in the National Capital Region. Five Stones was founded in 2006 and is organized into three core business areas:
- Logistics and Programmatics
- Information Technology/Information Management
5SRC has demonstrated our ability and commitment to delivering quality services and support to our clients though experienced and motivated personnel.
Origin of Our Name
According to the familiar and inspirational story, young David was able to defeat the mighty Goliath with five smooth stones taken from a nearby brook. “David and Goliath” is now a proverbial expression for a small force overcoming giant challenges.
Our name is taken from the scripture found in 1 Samuel 17:40, “…and he chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook…” Each stone represents a corporate culture value: Quality, Courage, Honesty, Integrity, and Trust.
Mission:At 5SRC, our mission to “set standards of excellence”, is reflected in our commitment to recruiting highly qualified personnel and offering an excellent total compensation package, retention of a diversified and quality workforce, commitment to work-life balance, and promotion of open communications and providing collaborative team environments. 5SRC has an employee-oriented culture driven by corner stone values that emanate from our CEO and throughout our company:
- We will deliver (1) quality products and services to our customers
- We will have the (2) courage to do the right thing
- We will operate with (3) honesty & (4) integrity
- We will (5) trust in each other and ourselves to achieve our mission and vision
“Our goal is to deliver highly effective and efficient solutions to our customers and industry partners. In striving to achieve our goal, we will constantly be reminded that who we are as professionals is just as important as what we deliver. When all is said and done, courage, honesty, integrity, trust and quality are the cornerstones we stand firm upon.”
Joni Green, PMP
Chief Executive Officer, 5SRC
CEO: Joni R. Green, PMP
Mrs. Joni Green, PMP is the founder and owner of Five Stones Research Corporation (5SRC). Mrs. Green is a certified Program Management Profession (PMP) with more than 19 years of leadership and management experience. Her academic training and extensive experience in multi-functional program management, marketing, acquisition and business management support has successfully contributed to DoD systems acquisition and research & development organizations. Mrs. Green is an accomplished professional with demonstrated experience directing corporate strategies. She has a BS in Business and Marketing. She holds membership in the Greater Huntsville Rotary Club, AAAA, AUSA, SOLE, WID, and PMI. Mrs. Green is married with five children.
President: Steve T. Willhelm, PMP
Mr. Willhelm joined 5SRC in May of 2010 after 22 years of military service and represents 5SRC to industry partners and major customers. His military positions include leadership at the platoon and company level and time as an instructor and operations officer. His acquisition assignments include Assistant Product Manager (APM) at Terminal High Altitude Area Defense in the THAAD Fire Control/Communication and Radar Product Offices, Range Control Officer (RCO) at Reagan Test Site (RTS), Deputy Director for the Test Execution Directorate, GMD Joint Program Office and the Product Manager for the ACAT 1-D Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS). He is a PMP and has Masters Degrees in Business, Information Technology Management, and Military Art and Science. He also runs a ministry “Project Abundant Life” with his wife Leigh.
COO: Gregory A. Gaddy, Ph.D.
Dr. Gaddy joined 5SRC in June 2012 and serves as the Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for the daily operations of the company and works to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency to 5SRC's DoD customers and industry partners. He also works within the executive management team to develop and execute strategic corporate initiatives. He performs emerging market analyses, develops and maintains client and capabilities portfolios, and manages proposals. He is a former Department of the Army civilian where he specialized in advanced materials research, development, and transition. Dr. Gaddy brings over ten years of experience in Department of Defense and Federal contracting. He earned his doctorate in chemistry from Auburn University in 2001.
CFO: Kimberly B. Gehrdes
Kimberly Gehrdes joined 5SRC in August of 2012 and serves as the Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for the overall financial well-being of the corporation to include our overall financial plans, policies, and accounting practices. She directs teams responsible for all budgeting, auditing, tax, invoicing, billing, and accounting activities and she administers our corporate financial reporting system with compliant controls and standards. Mrs. Gehrdes rose through the 5SRC ranks beginning as a Business Analyst, and then the 5SRC Controller before being named our CFO. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Athens State University. Mrs. Gehrdes and her husband, Charles, have four sons in college and live in south Huntsville.
Longview CIO Group
LongView CIO Group is a SDVOSB joint venture whose managing partners are LongView International Technology Solutions, Inc. and Five Stones Research Corporation (5SRC).LongView International Technology Solutions, Inc. is based in Alexandria, Virgina and specializes in Federal Health IT, Enterprise Transformation, and Intelligence Community Support. 5SRC is a Huntsville, Alabama-based Small Business Administration-certified 8(a), Native American and Woman-Owned Small Disadvantaged Business delivering engineering, logistics and information management services to its Government customers. LongView CIO Group’s Team includes: Agilex, Data Architect Solutions, Data Networks Corporation, Decision Forge, DOMA Technologies, Eyak Corporation, First Choice Professionals, Information International Associates, JACER Corporation, Kearney & Company, Milestones, MTS Technologies, n-tieractive, PE Systems, The Green Technology Group, 8m Consortium, and Wyle.
5SRC actively supports community and charitable organizations and activities. We established a 5SRC Outreach Program to enable and encourage our employee family to work together in support of service projects and programs making a difference locally. 5SRC matches its employee’s contributions and the fund is managed by an employee committee for project and program activities and distributions.
- Cove Elementary School Mentor Program
- New Hope Care Center
- Local United Way
- Cove United Methodist Church
- Huntsville Museum of Art
- Angel Tree
- Women’s Business Center
- Huntsville Aerospace Marketing Association (HAMA)
- Huntsville Association of Small Businesses in Advanced Technology (HASBAT)
- Huntsville Chapter AUSA
- Huntsville Chapter AAAA
- Huntsville Chapter SOLE
- Rotary Greater Huntsville
5SRC has made a pledge and is committed to hiring Veterans (Our Heroes)! Veterans bring a depth and breadth of skills, talent and leadership to the company.