Jeromy Polachak

Senior Engineer I

Experience & Expertise

Jeromy Polachak is a Senior Network Engineer with NetCraftsmen. He has extensive experience within the Federal Government and is currently consulting for a Legislative Branch customer. Jeromy has hands on knowledge with designing, implementing, and optimizing complex networks.


  • Cisco Certified Specialist - Enterprise Advanced Infrastructure Implementation
  • Cisco Certified Specialist - Enterprise Core
  • Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Security
  • Brocade Certified Network Engineer
  • Check Point Certified Security Expert
  • Check Point Certified Security Associate R77
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner+ (CASP+)
  • CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional (CCAP)
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (CSIS)
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Enterprise
  • CompTIA Cloud+


A team atmosphere that helps you to continue to do better each week. Knowing you have a supportive team behind you whenever you might question something about a technology and need to understand real world scenarios.


Being apart of the new technology and knowing my skills are being sharpened every day. Working with experts and knowing you are better for it.


Hobbies include card magic and playing with our dog Cisco.


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.