William Bell

Vice President, Solutions and Products

In his position as Vice President of Solutions and Products, William is responsible for overseeing development of NetCraftmen’s solution offerings. His responsibilities include developing solution offerings that NetCraftsmen brings to the market, working with sales leadership to introduce solutions to our customers, and working with operations leadership to ensure we are able to deliver solutions at the quality level that NetCraftsmen is known for in the industry.

William has 23 years of experience in the IT industry. He started his career as an application developer in the commercial space. From there he evolved to working on various OS platforms and network systems in the service provider space. When joining NetCraftsmen, William’s core expertise was unified communications and collaboration technologies. He served as the technical lead in this space for several years before becoming a practice lead for network infrastructure and then stepping into his current role of leading NetCraftsmen’s solution and product development

Certifications

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Voice #38914

WHY NETCRAFTSMEN?

I came to NetCraftsmen because my philosophy on personal growth is based on the fundamental belief that in order to become better at what I do, I need to surround myself with people who will always be raising the bar of success. Since being at NetCraftsmen, I would say that there are two main reasons why I am proud to be part of this company.

First, the company’s culture is one that makes you feel like you are part of a family. We have a very inclusive culture that has been present in our DNA since the company’s inception. We have been able to preserve this culture despite our growth over the past several years.

Second, the company’s philosophy is to respect our customers as true partners and to treat every system we touch as if it were our own. We do not see customer’s as just another source of revenue. We treat them as partners and we take our commitment to their success very seriously.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT YOUR JOB?

My favorite part about the job is that there is an endless opportunity to grow as a person. We are always tackling new challenges and constant change. The creative solutions we come up with as a team to solve real problems serves as a constant reminder that I am working shoulder to shoulder with some of the best talent in the industry. Being a part of something that is larger than yourself is always going to be my favorite part about the job.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?

Outside of work I like to spend time with my family. I also like spending time working on or riding my bicycle, as well as spending some quality garage time working on the jeep with my dad. Whenever possible, I like shutting off all of the tech and spending quality time outdoors hiking and camping.

 

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.