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On March 1, 2013 Hailey received a Community Spotlight award from the Cisco Support Community for his contributions last month.

“The Community Spotlight Awards recognize members whose significant contributions designate leadership and commitment to their peers within their respective communities, including the Cisco Learning Network (CLN) Cisco Support Community (CSC) and the Cisco Developers Network (CDN). Spotlight awards are designed to recognize and thank individuals who help make our communities the premier online destination for Cisco enthusiasts.”

Hailey is one of the shining stars that make up our UC team, and I’m always pleased to see NetCraftsmen giving back to the broader engineering community.

Congratulations again, Hailey, and thanks for all the effort you put into making the world a better place!

— David

David Yarashus

Principal Architect, Operations Chief Engineer

Responsible for technical leadership and solutions development, David engages directly with major customers. Prior to NetCraftsmen, he was a Senior Consultant with Chesapeake Computer Consultants, Inc. and Mentor Technologies. His background spans a wide range of technical disciplines including performance management, networking, server administration, storage, virtualization, and unified communications. An expert in the design and operation of networking systems that support complex requirements, David loves solving technical challenges. He has been published in several books and magazine articles, and his current certifications include CCIE #2292 and CCDE #20120013.

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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.