Walt Starr

Vice President, Finance

Walt brings 30 years of experience, in a variety of Senior Financial Leadership positions across organizations in a wide range of professional service industries, ranging from $10M to $1B+ in Revenue. He is a multi-dimensional financial leader, and has a keen ability to look beyond the numbers, and understands how to align Finance, Operations, and Strategy. Walt works to help guide the company’s financial planning and management and works closely with the Leadership Team to grow the business. Specific experience includes financial planning & analysis, mergers & acquisitions, management buy-outs, international finance, private equity, IPO filing, raising debt and equity funding, credit facility negotiations.

Certifications

  • MBA

WHY NETCRAFTSMEN?

I enjoy working for a company that has a “best in class” reputation, where we are encouraged to contribute to the growth and success of the Company. Our culture is another reason I enjoy working here. Everyone who works here believes in our culture and doing things the NetCraftsmen way.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT YOUR JOB?

The favorite part of my job is being able to get involved in many aspects of the business. Each day I feel like I have made a meaningful contribution to the success of the Company.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?

One of my favorite hobbies is building things. I enjoy working with my hands, so I spend a lot of time doing woodworking and carpentry. In my leisure time, I enjoy outdoor activities such as boating, skiing, golfing and camping, to name a few.

 

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.