Carmen Mirabile

Senior Engineer II, Team Lead

For nearly 20 years, Carmen has focused on the engineering and design of servers, networking and storage for enterprise-class datacenters. Carmen also continues to maintain an operational support role for these infrastructure systems, using this real-world empirical expertise as the foundation of his designs.


  • Vmware Certified Advanced Professional - Data Center Virtualization (VCAP-DCV)
  • Vmware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV)
  • Vmware Certified Professional - Network Virtualization (VCP-NV)
  • Vmware Certified Professional - Desktop & Mobility (VCP-DTM)
  • Citrix Certified Professional - Networking (CCP-N)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Data Center
  • NetApp Certified Storage Associate (NCSA)
  • NetApp Accredited Technical Sales Professional (NATSP)
  • Cisco Unified Computing Technology Support Specialist
  • Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist
  • InfoBlox Automation Solutions Associate


Carmen enjoys being able to work with some of the industry’s most brilliant minds to solve a customer’s most difficult problems. When we work together to solve a problem for a customer that no one else could, it is a very rewarding feeling.


Carmen takes special interest and joy in reducing a customer’s operational workload and expense. In his designs, Carmen achieves this by making prudent and carefully measured and evaluated design decisions. For existing infrastructure, Carmen enjoys the discovery, design and programming of custom-developed automation solutions that either reduce or eliminate operational tasks.


Outside of work, Carmen enjoys participating in all types of outdoor powersports. Carmen also carries his love of automation into his personal life, building solutions to life’s everyday burdens.


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.