Terry Slattery

Principal Architect

Terry has been doing IP networking and software development for over thirty years. He writes articles about networking for a variety of web sites including SearchNetworking.TechTarget, nojitter.com, and corporate customers. He is a popular speaker at the Enterprise Connect conference with technical presentations about network design and operations. In a prior life, Terry founded Netcordia, where he invented the NetMRI network management product (now owned by InfoBlox). Prior to that he founded Chesapeake Computer Consultants, which trained over 30,000 network engineers. Terry also led the team that created the Cisco Command Line Interface.


  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Routing & Switching #1026


It’s an opportunity to work with smart people.


I like learning and applying new technologies. Two recent examples are software defined networking and network automation.


I enjoy boating on vessels from kayaks to large catamarans. It uses different parts of my brain and can be very relaxing. I also spend time building and flying model airplanes and helicopters.


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.