Jed Davis

Director, Recruiting

Jed is responsible for identifying game breaking talent and bringing them into the NetCraftsmen family. He counts himself fortunate to have been recruiting network engineers since the ARPANET days. Prior to NetCraftsmen, Jed led recruiting organizations for several network and network security centric companies as well as IT search firms.


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I joined NetCraftsmen because of the caliber of the talent and the quality of the culture. It’s that simple. We are collegial, collaborative and committed to delivering superior solutions to our clients and my only wish is that I had joined sooner.


I love interacting with my NetCraftsmen family and sharing the message about what a great opportunity we are building with prospective family members. We are as “politics free” as any organization I have ever worked with. We have each other’s backs; we build up and we don’t tear down.


I am a husband, dad, and a Christian. Each day I strive to improve in those areas. I am an avid fan of music (especially blues), rugby, fishing (fresh water, but since moving to Norfolk, VA I’m working in a new medium) and travel. I am a visual person, so I seek out beauty wherever I can find it.


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.