Likeyesus (Like) Gebremeskel

Member Technical Staff III

Likeyesus is a Network Engineer with years of experience in implementing and supporting highly available, scalable, secure and redundant networks that integrate voice, video and data. He currently holds a Master’s degree from Ghent University, CCNP Enterprise and PCNSE Certificates.


  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Enterprise
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Security
  • Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA)
  • Cisco Certified Specialist - Enterprise SD-WAN Implementation
  • Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)


I enjoy learning new technologies -and being surrounded by the smartest senior engineers in the field at NetCraftsmen gives me the opportunity to learn new technologies. Also, the family culture at NetCraftsmen makes me love coming to work every day.


The dynamic environment where I learn new technologies every day and the family culture at NetCraftsmen are the most favorite part about my job at the company.


I spend my time with my family and friends.


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.