John Cavanaugh Named Chief Technology Officer of NetCraftsmen


[Columbia, MD – April, 17 2018] NetCraftsmen, a leading IT consulting company renowned for their expertise and experience, is pleased to announce that John Cavanaugh has been named as the organization’s Chief Technology Officer. John joined NetCraftsmen in 2016 as a Principal Architect and the Security Practice Lead.

NetCraftsmen President and CEO, Paul Mauritz, said, “John brings both a vendor and an enterprise customer perspective to NetCraftsmen, and has advanced our conversations with our customers related to focusing on business outcomes — not just technology. As the NetCraftsmen CTO, John will continue to drive well-crafted solutions, so our customers can Rest AssuredSM.”

Said John Cavanaugh, “NetCraftsmen started as and remains a great networking consultancy. By adding Collaboration, Virtualization, Security and Business Acumen over the past few years, we are continuously striving to be the best technology consultancy, period. It is truly an honor to be CTO of such a successful and innovative organization.”

Before joining NetCraftsmen, John held several positions including Executive Director and Chief Architect for Global Network Services at JPMorgan Chase. In that capacity he led a team managing Vendor Relationships, Network Architecture and Services. Prior to his role at JPMorgan Chase, he was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco. John currently has various Cisco certifications including Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) 20070002, Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert – Routing and Switching (CCIE) 1066, and Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr).

About NetCraftsmen

NetCraftsmen is an innovative IT consulting company whose engineers are true Master Craftsmen, world renowned for their expertise and experience. Our diverse and experienced staff has consulting and training expertise in high-end routing, network design, switching, network and cyber security, Unified Communications, QoS, MPLS, video, network management, IP multicast, educational courseware development, and other areas.

NetCraftsmen clients Rest AssuredSM knowing that a team of industry leaders, visionaries, and innovators are dedicated to ensuring that their IT network is built and managed to meet and adapt to today’s enterprise demands.

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Nick Kelly

Cybersecurity Engineer, Cisco

Nick has over 20 years of experience in Security Operations and Security Sales. He is an avid student of cybersecurity and regularly engages with the Infosec community at events like BSides, RVASec, Derbycon and more. The son of an FBI forensics director, Nick holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and is one of Cisco’s Fire Jumper Elite members. When he’s not working, he writes cyberpunk and punches aliens on his Playstation.


Virgilio “BONG” dela Cruz Jr.

CCDP, CCNA V, CCNP, Cisco IPS Express Security for AM/EE
Field Solutions Architect, Tech Data

Virgilio “Bong” has sixteen years of professional experience in IT industry from academe, technical and customer support, pre-sales, post sales, project management, training and enablement. He has worked in Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as a member of the WAN and LAN Switching team. Bong now works for Tech Data as the Field Solutions Architect with a focus on Cisco Security and holds a few Cisco certifications including Fire Jumper Elite.


John Cavanaugh

CCIE #1066, CCDE #20070002, CCAr
Chief Technology Officer, Practice Lead Security Services, NetCraftsmen

John is our CTO and the practice lead for a talented team of consultants focused on designing and delivering scalable and secure infrastructure solutions to customers across multiple industry verticals and technologies. Previously he has held several positions including Executive Director/Chief Architect for Global Network Services at JPMorgan Chase. In that capacity, he led a team managing network architecture and services.  Prior to his role at JPMorgan Chase, John was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco working across a number of verticals including Higher Education, Finance, Retail, Government, and Health Care.

He is an expert in working with groups to identify business needs, and align technology strategies to enable business strategies, building in agility and scalability to allow for future changes. John is experienced in the architecture and design of highly available, secure, network infrastructure and data centers, and has worked on projects worldwide. He has worked in both the business and regulatory environments for the design and deployment of complex IT infrastructures.