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Mariano Delle Donne

Mariano Delle Donne grew up in a small town called Villa Regina, in the Rio Negro province of Argentina. He escaped a life of poverty as a young teenager, eventually enrolling in an exchange program that took him to an elite college preparatory school in South Africa. He excelled as a swimmer while receiving arguably the best academic training in Africa.

Mariano was offered a full-ride athletic scholarship to the University of Denver (DU) in Denver, Colorado where he became captain of the swim team, a 16-time All American, and was ranked 8th in the nation in the 100 meter backstroke (Division II). At 21 years old, he turned down the opportunity to swim for Argentina in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia in order to retain his scholarship, finish his college education, and pursue another passion—developing technology that improves lives.

Mariano earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and a Master’s Degree in Information Technology from DU. He is now the CEO of Adventos, a software company dedicated to applying life-learned virtues of “working smart” and “working efficiently” to law enforcement. Adventos’ flagship SmartForce system reduces officer risks and agency costs by enabling a more efficient sharing of information (learn more at www.adventos.com).

He and his team have worked with more than 250 public agencies across the U.S., and more than 100 public safety agencies.

Mariano’s mission, ultimately, is to be a great husband and father. Today, he is married and has two sons. His family lives in Denver, Colorado and he still swims with his boys…giving them a small head start when they ask, “Come on dad, let’s race!”