Javid Ahmad Samit

Member Technical Staff II

Experience & Expertise

Javid Samit is a member of the Technical Staff at NetCraftsmen. He is an IT Professional with over 12 years of experience in IT Services Management, IT Project Management, Network Engineering, and Systems Administration. Besides having extensive experience in network engineering, and project implementation, Javid is detail-oriented and has excellent troubleshooting skills. Javid has BSC IT and Computer Science and holds CCNP Routing & Switching and few other certifications.


  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Routing & Switching
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Routing & Switching
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+


NetCraftsmen is a professional place to work. The team I work with are all great people which really gives the feeling of being a family member. Employees are always encouraged to improve their knowledge and the company not only pays for the fees but also provides you the time.


I have always loved to be part of a technical team and play with routers and switches. However, the most loving part of my job is that I work with a client to achieve their goals which provides the most valuable services to the nation of the USA.


I enjoy my weekends with my lovely wife and my three lovely kids each 12, 9 and 4 years old. Going to gym and playing cricket on weekends are my hobbies.


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.