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Walt Starr
Vice President, Finance

As NetCraftsmen’s Vice President of Finance, Walt is responsible for ensuring the Company meets its financial objectives and has proper internal controls in place. He brings 28 years of experience, in a variety of Senior Financial Leadership positions across organizations in a wide range of industries, ranging from $10M to $1B+ in Revenue. He is a multi-dimensional financial leader, with experience within technology, logistics, digital marketing and professional service industries. Walt has a keen ability to look beyond the numbers, and understands how to align Finance, Operations, and Strategy. Walt works to help guide the company’s financial planning and management and works closely with the Leadership Team to grow the business.

Walt’s previous experience includes CFO, VP Finance, Controller, & Director level roles in organizations ranging from small and mid-sized companies to $1B+ in revenue. Specific experience includes financial planning & analysis, mergers & acquisitions, management buy-outs, international finance, private equity, IPO filing, raising debt and equity funding, credit facility negotiations. He holds a BS Degree in Finance, from Towson University, and an MBA from University of Baltimore.

Walter Pineda
Finance Manager

As NetCraftsmen Finance Manager Walter is responsible for the Accounting Management and Financial Planning and Analysis of the company. Walter joins us from Rose Financial Services, an outsourced accounting firm, where he was an Assistant Controller responsible for accounting operations for a portfolio of accounts, many of whom were IT government contractors. Walter also has two years of IT experience where he earned his CompTIA A+ Certification and worked as an onsite helpdesk technician on government contracts.Walter earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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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.