NDIA New England Board Member Patrick Colantonio

Patrick Colantonio is the Vice President and one of the founding members of NeQter Labs. In his role as Vice President, Patrick has overseen the growth of the company from a handful of test clients to over 250 customers today, a majority of which are in the Defense Industrial Base.
Patrick leads a team of sales professionals through the entire sales process including client discovery, acquisition, fulfillment, and continued success with their software. In addition to sales, Patrick also coordinates marketing efforts, development initiatives, industry partnerships, and customer appreciation activities.

For the past 8 years, Patrick has helped small businesses navigate DFARS requirements, NIST SP 800-171 and CMMC compliance, taking on the fitting title of “Compliance Therapist”.
With the introduction of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification in 2019, Patrick has coordinated his team to align their company and product with the new standards to best support their clients in the DIB.

Patrick holds an Associates Degree in Computer and Networking Technology from the Community College of Rhode Island, where he currently serves on the Cybersecurity Advisory Board.

Outside of work, Patrick is a big believer in STEM programs, participating in several mentoring programs and cybersecurity-focused events for youth. Patrick is also highly active within industry groups and communities, and loves to share his love of music at industry events under his DJ CRUNCHY moniker.