Mike Blunt

Architect, Practice Lead

Over 13 years’ experience in scoping large scale projects and is a technical expert in SD-WAN technologies. He enjoys providing challenging solutions to NetCraftsmen customers. He currently holds CCIE’s in Routing & Switching, Service Provider and Data Center.

Certifications

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Routing & Switching
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Service Provider
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Data Center
  • Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)
  • VMware SD-WAN Foundations 2019

WHY NETCRAFTSMEN?

This has been one of the greatest growth opportunities for me in my career. The company is a family and we treat everyone as such. It’s one of those places where you fill that no matter what situation you are put in, there is always someone to have your back. The best thing is that I have the opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest minds in the industry.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT YOUR JOB?

The opportunity to grow both technically and professionally. Upper Managements believe in its employees’ growth and continues that investment year over year.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?

Michael Blunt is a huge fan of all things sports and loves a good whiskey every now and then. He enjoys movie and game nights with the family.

 

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.