Noel Mistichelli

Vice President, HR & Contracts

With more than two decades of experience in business operations, Noel currently holds the position of Vice President, HR and Contracts, as well as Corporate Treasurer. As one of the original founders of NetCraftsmen, Noel has been involved with and managed all aspects of the back end of our business operations. In addition, Noel is a senior member of the finance team and assists with contract negotiation, including maintaining and updating NetCraftsmen’s GSA schedule. Noel has also served on NetCraftsmen’s Board of Directors for four terms, two of which as Chairwoman of the Board.


NetCraftsmen was founded with a people first mentality.  Be it with our staff or with our customers, we put people, their needs and doing the right thing above all else. We have grown a lot over the years, and yet it still feels like family.


For me, it is all about our people! We have an awesome diverse group of folks & personalities – I love it – we care.  We care about each other.  We care about our customers.  We have each other’s backs.  When you get one NetCraftsmen, you get us all! #TheNetCraftsmenWay.


When at home I can often be found in the kitchen!  Cooking for my family and friends is one of my favorite things to do! There is nothing better than spending time with my husband, our dog, Rocky and our adult kids, (at least every chance we get!!)   I also enjoy home interior decorating, and renovation projects. Living out in the country, we are always working on home or yard projects!!


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.