Mario DiNatale

CIO - Spectrum Virtual

One of the most sought-after talents of tech world, Mario DiNatale has garnered a reputation as one of today's most prolific technology visionaries, while simultaneously distinguishing himself as a charismatic and versatile executive in a variety of roles and projects.

Mario is currently the CIO of Spectrum Virtual, prior to which he was the CIO of Hamden, Connecticut. Mario also acts as a mentor and adviser to the Google Incubator startup Kricket.

With his recent involvement in the takedown of the Teslacrypt Ransomware ring, he has further cemented his position as one of the world's foremost cybersecurity researchers and continues to act as a cybersecurity adviser to a multitude of Law Enforcement and Intelligence organizations.

Born to blue collar, immigrant parents in a suburb of New Haven, CT, legend has it that Mario was born with screwdriver in his hand and started voiding warranties shortly thereafter. After being raised on a steady diet of thin crust pizza and hacker conventions, he decided to pursue a degree in computer science (much to his parent's apprehension). On the day he left for college, his father told him that he didn't know if there was any money in "computers", handed him a shovel and told him that if that whole "computer thing" didn't pan out, this shovel would still be here waiting for him.

Spare time activities include brazillian jiu-jitsu, imbibing copious amounts of espresso, and reading books on quantum physics. He still has that shovel.

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