Marty Adkins


Marty has decades of experience in LAN and WAN network design, operation, optimization, and troubleshooting. He works with customers to improve manageability with attention to address plans, naming schemes, security, and baseline documentation. He places a strong emphasis on simplicity and consistency to aid in staff understanding and support.

A large part of Marty’s current focus is on network automation, utilizing tools such as Infoblox NetMRI. In today’s mostly redundant networks, he understands the importance of not only high availability/MTBF and MTTR, but also MTTD (detect). He helps customers track change, define standards-based local configuration policies and assess compliance, with scripted auto-remediation.


  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Routing & Switching #1289
  • Certified Cisco System Instructor (CCSI) #93021


From the time that we founded NetCraftsmen, we have always emphasized both technical excellence and company culture. The combination enables us to support each other as well as our customers while we craft business solutions.

A number of us have been Cisco-Certified Instructors, so we enjoy continuing to learn, and in helping others — customers and co-workers — do likewise.


After many years in this industry, I still enjoy a diverse environment with new technical challenges. But it’s just as important to help others learn and grow, and I get a lot of satisfaction from that combination.


Marty’s main hobby is sailboat racing on the Chesapeake Bay. He also enjoys bicycle tours in other countries. And taking in Mardi Gras time in New Orleans!


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.