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William Bell Earns CCIE Voice

April 12, 2013: Chesapeake NetCraftsmen is delighted to announce that William Bell has successfully earned the Cisco Certified Internet Expert Voice certification.

We are pleased to congratulate William Bell on earning the Cisco Certified Internet Expert certification in the Voice track. CCIE Voice experts are capable of building and configuring complex end-to-end telephony networks, troubleshooting and resolving VoIP-related problems and ensuring quality of service using in-depth understanding of Layer 2 and 3 network infrastructure. Successful certification candidates possess the skill to help companies accelerate business processes, increase productivity, and speed innovation.

“We are delighted that Bill has successfully the CCIE Voice certification. The knowledge gained will enhance our ability to support our customers by strategically aligning voice and collaboration solutions with their business needs and processes.” said David Yarashus, President of Chesapeake NetCraftsmen. “Earning an expert-level certification like this is a major career achievement that testifies to his knowledge, self-discipline, and overall mettle.”

William Bell (CCIE Voice #38914) is a Senior Consultant and Practice Lead for Collaboration for Chesapeake NetCraftsmen with more than ten years experience in the Information Technology field across multiple disciplines, with a focus on Unified Communications (UC) and Collaboration solutions.


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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.