Rapidly changing technology, consumption models and technical debt make it difficult to maintain a healthy infrastructure that’s prepared to react to any event and able to robustly support business objectives. NetCraftsmen® helps you address these challenges, resulting in improved system reliability, the ability to meet regulatory requirements and an infrastructure prepared for the future.

Think of network infrastructure as technological resilience, enabling your organization to support and adapt to ever-changing conditions and needs. NetCraftsmen understands the imperative of designing and cultivating a successful network infrastructure that balances flexibility and functionality, reliable connectivity and cost.

Whether supporting a design for a new facility or optimizing an existing network, our team stays laser-focused on supporting your organization’s requirements and maximizing the advantages of your networking investments.

For the forward-looking organization, NetCraftsmen can design and build a software-defined network ready to propel your operations team to new levels of productivity. With ultra-advanced innovation that allows access and interaction with more intricate functionality, it’s possible to construct simple mental models that translate to redoubled work efficiency. That means breakthrough gains in productivity.

Tapping our combined decades of in-depth experience supporting multiple technologies and network applications in virtually every type of networking environment, we quickly learn your organization’s current infrastructure state, and understand how to optimize it going forward.

The partnership approach between our team and yours typically begins with consultative training, then follows a strategic sequence consisting of:

  • Assessment of the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for improvement in your existing data center
  • Initial planning for a new design or design changes
  • Successful phased deployment with minimal disruption
  • Recommendations for ongoing management and next steps for continued improvement

And, the NetCraftsmen approach keeps support of your organizational processes the top priority throughout.

Recent projects

  • Massively Multi-Player Online (MMO) Gaming Organization – NetCraftsmen is providing ongoing migration support to a new network infrastructure to provide a higher-level user experience for the gamers who are active in the MMO.
  • National Energy Company – NetCraftsmen conducted a proof of concept evaluation of two competing vendor wireless solutions to determine the best-value for this national enterprise. This included installing, testing, and documenting the results/benefits of both solutions.
  • Global Engineering Firm – NetCraftsmen designed a new SD-WAN architecture for this global engineering firm and provides ongoing 24x7x365 monitoring of all network components.

Our clients have access to the entire NetCraftsmen team of best-in-class professionals. You’ll never get traded-down.  The NetCraftsmen team includes 16 CCIEs with many in routing and switching (one of whom has been double-certified in security) and has earned Cisco Advanced Routing and Switching Specialization status. In addition, two of our CCIEs also hold CCDEs.

Our Networking solutions are available as discrete, consulting projects or through an ongoing, fixed-monthly-fee engagement with our Craftsmen Assurance® Managed Services solution.

Contact us to learn more about our Network solutions.




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.