Kimmy Empie

HR Coordinator, Finance Support, Administrative Assistant

Kimberly is an experienced HR & Administrative Assistant with prior positions in healthcare and telecommunications. She is detail oriented and proactive, along with strong organizational skills and has ability to maintain confidentiality. She has been with NetCraftsmen 6 years and counting.


Being a NetCraftsmen means belonging to a ‘family’ of friendly and intelligent folks that encourage growth and learning.


The best part of my job is being in a position that offers unique challenges and having a voice while also maintaining confidentiality. I love that I have a degree of control and freedom that gives me the flexibility to work within a timely pace so that I can be accurate, efficient, and organized. I like that I have a team that has my back and I can lean on when needed.


I enjoy the fresh air whether it being at the beach, my backyard gardening or relaxing by the fire pit with friends. I love spending any quality time with my hubs, kiddos, grands and pups.


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.