Manta Network Technologies, LLC was founded and incorporated in Mukilteo, WA in January 2016.  Since its initial launch, the veteran small business has been instrumental in helping clients upgrade their IT Network Cabling Infrastructure and maintaining their overall business continuity.
The founder, Ricky Rivera, is an accomplished professional with more than 20 years experience in leadership, management, and technical positions  including Business Development, Strategy and Operations, IT Program / Project 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, Plans, and Operations.  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.

What sets Manta Network Technologies, LLC apart?

  • 100% Small Business

  • Experienced Leadership and Management Team

  • Highly Qualified and Professional Technical Team

  • Program/Project Management Expertise

  • NIST Methodologies and Industry Standards

  • 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 Small Business Set-Asides

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

Philosophy: Manta knows and understands 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 Structured Network Cabling 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 network cabling system that will support clients streamline their business operations with strategy and 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.