James Ewing

Sales Director

James is passionate about helping his clients leverage advanced technology solutions to change the way they do business and achieve their strategic business outcomes. James has been in the industry for over 30 years as an operator, network architect, Solutions Engineer, and sales director.  During those years, he has supported or worked for some of the largest providers in the world including AT&T, Verizon, Cisco, Presidio, and World Wide Technology.


  • Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Service Provider
  • CCIP


My customers rely on me to bring the best talent to the table to work on their complex issues.  NetCraftsmen has an incredibly deep bench averaging 20 years or more of IT experience.  We truly know complexity and are experts.


I enjoy sitting with my clients and discussing the art of the possible.  Then bringing our engineering teams to the table to show the client how we can take them to the next level.  It’s always fun to help clients realize the potential of their investments.


Outside of work, James enjoys time with his family and senior black lab.  He enjoys cooking, hunting, fishing, and pretty much any outdoor activity.


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.