Carl King

Senior Engineer I

I’ve been in the industry roughly 25 years. In the early days a road warrior, covering desktop, server, and networking in Gov’t contracting. Route/switch is of course the foundation of it all, but the last 5 years have been mostly about enterprise wireless, Prime infrastructure, and Identity Services Engine. Lately you’ll find me doing a lot of 802.1x, and wireless deployments.


  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Enterprise - Specialties in Wireless Design, Implementation
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Wireless


Netcraftsmen is a team of engineers that both enjoy what they are doing, and are driven to be the best. Not because we’re competitive, it’s just in our blood. The biggest reason I enjoy being a Netcraftsmen is because everyone helps everyone. Sharing what we know amongst ourselves, or helping our fellow Netcraftsmen makes us all great.


The thing I enjoy the most is digging into a technology, understanding it in-depth. Every one of our clients not only presents unique problems to solve but they also present us with unique learning opportunities.


You’ll find my lovely wife and I in Philly on weekends. I bought a historic warehouse there 5 years ago and turned it into both a second home and a shop to service my classic car addiction. We both enjoy weekend jaunts to flea markets, architectural salvage shops, car shows, and swap meets.


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.