Ricky Rivera: President | Owner
Ricky is an accomplished professional with more than 20 years experience in leadership, management, and technical positions  including Business Development, Program Management Integration, Government Business Relations, and Management Consulting within the National Defense, Aerospace, and Security Industry.  Prior to launching Manta, Ricky was a career US Navy Officer leading large-scale programs in international environments with a focus on Strategy and Operations.  Responsible for the overall leadership, strategic direction, and business development of the company, Ricky's education includes an MBA in Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida, and is a former Military Congressional Legislative Fellows, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC.

Ricky Rivera

In today’s fast-changing communications environment, businesses depend on the integration of modern information technology (IT) systems for all aspects of their daily operations, including having the right strategy and policy to manage risk and protect their information and network systems from evolving cyber threats.


Founded in Mukilteo, WA, and now operating out of Alexandria, VA Manta Network Technologies, LLC is a veteran-owned and veteran-run small business. Our scalable business solutions enables organizations to run more efficiently — propelling them to focus more on their core business, strategic goals and objectives. Through the use of emerging technologies and partnerships, we bring a fresh and innovative approach that yield optimal results.

What sets Manta Network Technologies, LLC apart?

  • 100% Small Business

  • Complete Solutions Provider

  • Experienced Leadership and Management Team

  • Highly Qualified and Professional Technical Integrated Solutions Team

  • Access to New and Innovative Technologies

  • Program/Project Management Expertise

  • Lean/Six Sigma Methodologies

  • NIST Methodologies

  • Culture of leadership, technology innovation, and business operational excellence

  • Experience with Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) mission and core values

In addition, we:

  • Understand the Federal Acquisition and Procurement Process

  • Understand how and when to compete for Federal Business

  • Have experience working in the U.S. Congressional Legislative environment, National Defense Authorization and Appropriations Budget Cycle

  • Have in-depth understanding of major program planning and execution involving stakeholders at local and federal levels

Philosophy: We know and understand the challenges and impeccable work ethic it takes to run a business. Sometimes it takes a smart investment in order reduce business risk and to propel your business to reach its strategic goals and objectives.  Our philosophy is simple: Do what is right for each client by providing pragmatic and scalable IT solutions that benefit each business.  Our experience, coupled with our expertise and knowledge of the industry, will enable clients make smart decisions to maintain continuity of their business.

Approach: Our approach is to provide and deliver a well thought-out comprehensive, flexible, and efficient IT solutions platform that enables clients streamline their business strategy with execution.


Core Values: At Manta Network Technologies, LLC, we understand the issues that are important for business owners: maintaining business continuity, network security and protecting your investment; optimizing your workforce; communicating with potential customers and existing customers; reducing overhead costs; expanding your business; achieving sustained profitable growth; having access to new technologies; making the right strategic business decision; and turning passionate business ideas into executable action plans that yield optimal results.


  • Our beliefs are client-centric.  We believe in:

    • Leadership and transparency.

    • Creating an honest, collaborative, and quality solutions based environment that is founded on integrity, respect, and professionalism.

    • Providing each client the knowledge and tools to make smarter well-informed business decisions.

    • Flexibility and being able to adapt to the ever-shifting competitive business landscape.

    • Committed to shaping the future by establishing and maintaining strong long-term relationships with our clients.

DUNS: 08-012-4232
We are a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) approved business.