Larry Honarvar

Vice President, Operations

In his position as Vice President of Operations, Larry is responsible for overseeing all aspects of delivering NetCraftsmen’s offerings and engagements to our clients. Larry has been in the IT industry for over 25 years and before joining NetCraftsmen he led Operations for CGI’s State & Local Solutions program. Having worked in both small and large corporate environments, Larry’s background spans the solution lifecycle from business strategy and offering development through program and resource management, and ultimately both project and service delivery. He has worked across both application and infrastructure domains with particular experience in managed and cloud services, repeatedly transitioning organizations to these higher value engagement models. Larry is an inventor on over a dozen patents and graduated with honors from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD.

WHY NETCRAFTSMEN?

I love that NetCraftsmen has a unique, familial culture that we have managed to preserve, despite the company’s growth over the past several years. That culture and the unparalleled level of talent make it a pleasure to be fortunate enough to lead a material part of the NetCraftsmen team. Collectively, this lets us deliver at a very high level.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT YOUR JOB?

I came to NetCraftsmen from a larger, corporate environment hoping to spend more time directly with employees and clients; I fortunately been able to realize that expectation. Most notably, I enjoy working with our employees to innovatively solve our clients’ challenges be they technical, business, and/or financial in nature. Along the way I enjoy mentoring our folks by sharing my experiences to help them grow and learn in ways that are not purely technical in nature.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?

When not working at NetCraftsmen I spend time with my wife and daughters either boating near our home in Annapolis, MD, or in the outdoors at our cabin in West Virginia. I also have a passion for cars, restoring, buying/selling/flipping, and of course driving classic and performance vehicles.

 

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.