Steve Meyer

Architect, Team Lead

Steve Meyer has been designing and deploying innovative, state-of-the-art communications networks for more than 35 years. A highly skilled network engineer, he has worked on projects for numerous customers in the private, public, and healthcare sectors. His hands-on experience with large production networks is driven by a pragmatic approach to system design that ensures the finished product is manageable.


Everyone at NetCraftsmen strives to be the best at what we do each day. This is beyond just being competitive in the marketplace. It is ingrained in our corporate culture. Being a consultant at NetCraftsmen comes with a commitment to help others meet client objectives – often on a moment’s notice.


I enjoy researching new technology and understanding it in depth. Each client project also presents unique challenges to solve and often opportunities to learn something new.


My family and I live in a 100+ year old home. So, we have plenty of chores on our hands keeping that old home in tip-top shape. We also enjoy camping, with a love of forests and the trails that run through them.


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.