NetCraftsmen Receives Cisco’s Mid-Atlantic Partner of the Year Award at Cisco Partner Summit Digital 2020


NetCraftsmen, LLC today announced it has received the Partner of the Year Award from Cisco for regional excellence in the Mid-Atlantic at the Cisco Partner Summit Digital 2020.

“We are honored to be recognized by Cisco with this award,” said Paul H. Mauritz, President and CEO of NetCraftsmen.  “We value our long-standing partnership with Cisco and are committed to continuing to work together to provide best-in-class solutions to fit each client’s IT infrastructure needs.”

NetCraftsmen provides IT consulting and solutions that help clients’ IT infrastructure get healthy and stay healthy by resolving current challenges, reducing risk and proactively preparing for the future.  They specialize in serving complex, highly-regulated industries such as healthcare, energy, finance and government.

“Cisco is proud to work together with leading partners like NetCraftsmen to drive digital transformation, creating powerful solutions and fresh approaches to meet the needs of our customers,” said Carl DeMarco,  Senior Director, US Partner Sales, Cisco. “It is an honor to recognize NetCraftsmen at Cisco Partner Summit Digital for their outstanding achievements this year.”

Cisco Partner Summit awards reflect the top-performing partners within specific markets across all geographical regions.  All award recipients are selected by the Cisco Partner organization and their regional executives.






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.