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Adam Lougee
Senior Engineer

Adam is an experienced Senior Engineer who has focused on large enterprise customers for the past 10+ years. He has experience in multiple areas including routing, switching, large scale network device management, and firewall operation and migration. Adam currently holds a CCNP Route & Switch and Palo Alto Certified Security Engineer (PCNSE).

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Routing & Switching
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Security
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Data Center
  • Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)
Carl King
Carl King
Senior Engineer
Carl King

Possessing a mix of experiences over the past 20 years ranging from desktop and server support, web CGI programming, project management, and routing and switching, Carl came to NetCraftsmen after a lengthy term at Prometric, where he was the Sr. Network Engineer for 11 years. He has developed high availability networks using DMVPN, BGP over MPLS, multi-homed multi-tier load-balanced Internet application hosting architectures, been a key player in defining operational technical procedures, enterprise IP addressing schemes, served as the key technical lead on many remote international network deployments, and primary engineering contact for company clients and vendors.

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Routing & Switching
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Wireless
  • Certified Meraki Network Administrator (CMNA)
Carole Warner Reece
Architect

A senior network consultant with more than fifteen years of industry experience, Carole is one of our most highly experienced network professionals. Her current focus is on the data center and on network infrastructure.

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Routing & Switching #5168
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Data Center
  • Cisco Data Center Unifed Fabric Support Specialist
  • Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist
  • Cisco Data Center Architecture Design Specialist
Steve Meyer
Charles Mann
Engineer
Steve Meyer

A highly experienced network engineer with strong network design, implementation, and troubleshooting skills, Charlie has been CCNA and CCSI (#22335) certified since 2001. Using his experience with switching, routing, and firewall configuration, he supports and maintains large networks ensuring a reliable and efficient environment for the end users and server administrators.

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Routing & Switching
  • Cisco Video Network Specialist
David Yarashus
Principal Architect, Operations Chief Engineer

Responsible for technical leadership and solutions development, David engages directly with major customers. Prior to NetCraftsmen, he was a Senior Consultant with Chesapeake Computer Consultants, Inc. and Mentor Technologies. His background spans a wide range of technical disciplines including performance management, networking, server administration, storage, virtualization, and unified communications. An expert in the design and operation of networking systems that support complex requirements, David loves solving technical challenges. He has been published in several books and magazine articles, and his current certifications include CCIE #2292 and CCDE #20120013.

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Routing & Switching #2292
  • Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) #20120013
  • Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Routing & Switching
  • Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Data Center
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Routing & Switching
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Security
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Service Provider
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Wireless
  • Certified Meraki Network Administrator (CMNA)
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) #504265
  • Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)
  • SourceFire Certified Professional (SFCP) #1545
Fausat Ogunsanya
Senior Engineer

An accomplished Senior Network Engineer, Fausat has over 15 years experience designing; implementing and supporting large scale multi-protocol network, security, and Internet Web traffic technologies. She has strong skills in network risk and vulnerability assessments, traffic load balance technologies and network security policies. She also has strong understanding of routing and switching protocols. Her areas of focus include network and telecommunications design, support, security assessments and management of large distributed information systems networks.  She currently holds the highly recognized Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certificate and Information Assurance certificate. Her experience encompasses the entire spectrum of inter-networking protocols and technologies.

  • Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) #33278
Fazil Thaliyil
Member Technical Staff

Fazil is a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE R&S # 54981). He has extensive knowledge in routing, switching and data center networking. He has over 5 years of experience in network technologies and is currently pursuing his Cisco Certified Network Associate in Data Center

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Routing & Switching #54981
Housseyn Timite
Network Engineer

Housseyn comes to NetCraftsmen as a Network Engineer with over 14 years of extensive hands-on experience in network engineering planning, designing and implementing medium size networks. He started his career in network engineering working with routers, switches and firewalls installing and supporting Cisco local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN). His area of focus is routing, switching, and developing network support solutions. Housseyn enjoys solving complex issues and learning innovative technologies. He currently holds a CCNP routing and switching certification.

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Routing & Switching
James McLaurin
James McLaurin
Member Technical Staff
James McLaurin

Jim is a Network Engineer, Telecom Administrator, and Field Technician with 17+ years of experience, who provides customers with Network and Telecom support and troubleshooting expertise. He is analytical and detail-oriented with strong interpersonal skills. With a strong background in Data Center, PBX, CO and large Federal PBX agency environments, Jim has excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as time management and problem resolution skills.

Joe LaRosa
Joe LaRosa
Engineer
Joe LaRosa

Joe brings an extensive multi-disciplined background to the NetCraftsmen Unified Communications and Collaboration team. With almost a decade of experience in large-scale deployments, systems integration, and automation, Joe has primarily specialized in Microsoft identity and core infrastructure technologies. However, he also possesses a key understanding of Cisco UC technologies and virtualization.

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Collaboration
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
John Cavanaugh
John Cavanaugh
Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Security Practice Lead
John Cavanaugh

John Cavanaugh, CCIE 1066, CCDE 20070002, CCAr, leads an Architecture and Design practice focused on infrastructure security. Previously he had several positions including Executive Director/Chief Architect for Global Network Services at JPMorgan Chase. In that capacity he led a team managing Vendor relationships, Network Architecture and Services. Prior to his role at JPMorgan Chase, John was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco.

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Routing & Switching #1066
  • Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) #200700002
  • Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr)
Justin Mauritz
Member Technical Staff

A member of the technical team, Justin is a computer technician with a diverse experience set, including IT configuration, desktop support, marketing, and establishing customer relationships. He is proficient in a wide range of technologies, and has always enjoyed adapting and being a problem solver.

Keith Gardiner
Keith Gardiner
Senior Engineer
Keith Gardiner

A senior network and security engineer with extensive routing and switching expertise that covers all major protocols, Keith has been the lead engineer at several US Federal and UK sites. He has also been responsible for or played a major role in the design, implementation and support of multiple projects ranging from virtualized Nexus data centers to the creation of VPN and multi-tiered firewall solutions. Keith is currently pursuing a CCIE certification.

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Routing & Switching
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Routing & Switching
  • Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP)
Like Gebremeskel
Member Technical Staff

Likeyesus is a Cisco Certified Network Professional with years of experience in implementing and supporting highly available, scalable, secure and redundant networks that integrate voice, video and data. He pursued his studies at the University of Bonn and Ghent University, in Germany and Belgium respectively – and received his masters degree in 2012. He enjoys learning new technologies and is currently pursuing his CCIE – Routing and Switching.

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Routing & Switching
Marilyn Outerbridge
Marilyn Outerbridge
Senior Engineer
Marilyn Outerbridge

Experienced network engineer with significant network optimization and troubleshooting expertise, she holds CCNP certification, and is actively pursuing the CCIE certification.

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Routing & Switching
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Routing & Switching
Marty Adkins
Marty Adkins
Architect
Marty Adkins

Marty has decades of experience in LAN and WAN network design, operation, optimization, and troubleshooting. He works with customers to improve manageability with attention to address plans, naming schemes, security, and baseline documentation. One of our earliest CCIEs as #1289, he is also Cisco-Certified Instructor #93021. His current focus is on network automation, utilizing tools such as Infoblox NetMRI. In today’s mostly redundant networks, he understands the importance of not only high availability/MTBF and MTTR, but also MTTD (detect). He has also developed scripts that have performed bullet-proof IOS upgrades on hundreds of Cisco devices.

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Routing & Switching #1289
Mike Blunt
Senior Engineer
Michael Blunt has over 10 years experience in scoping large scale projects and is a technical expert in core network technologies. He enjoys providing challenging solutions to NetCraftsmen customers. He currently holds CCIE’s in Routing & Switching, Service Provider and Data Center.
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Data Center 39496
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Service Provider 39496
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Routing & Switching 39496
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Routing & Switching
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Routing & Switching
  • Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)
  • Cisco Business Architecture Practitioner
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA A+
Mike Kelsen
Architect

Michael enjoys building and operating large networks with a focus on core routing, switching and data center networking. Prior to joining the team, he worked as a Senior Director of a large tier one cable TV provider where he led network architecture and design. Holder of six patents in network scaling and security, he also secretly knows a ton about DOCSIS but probably won’t admit it.

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Routing & Switching 2989
Nishit Patel
Engineer

Versatile Cisco Certified Network Associate who has experience in managing and supporting large enterprise networks with core focus in Routing, Switching, and Wireless technologies. Nishit enjoys learning new technologies and is currently pursuing his CCNP (Routing & Switching).

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Routing & Switching
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Routing & Switching
  • Aruba Certified Mobility Professional (ACMP)
  • Aruba Certified ClearPass Professional (ACCP)
Peter Welcher
Peter Welcher
Architect, Operations Technical Advisor
Peter Welcher

A principal consultant with broad knowledge and experience in high-end routing and network design, as well as data centers, Pete has provided design advice and done assessments of a wide variety of networks. CCIE #1773, CCDP, CCSI (#94014)

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Routing & Switching #1773
  • Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)
Robert Hallinan
Senior Engineer

Robert Hallinan is a Senior Engineer at NetCraftsmen with 10 years of industry experience. He currently holds a CCNP certification in Routing & Switching along with the CompTIA Security+. Robert has hands on experience with designing and implementing complex networks, including routing and switching, Cisco UCM solutions, and ASA firewall integrations.

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Routing & Switching
  • Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Collaboration
  • Cisco Video Network Specialist
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Routing & Switching
  • CompTIA Security+
Ronald Colbert
Member Technical Staff

Ronald has years of experience as a network engineer where he has supported and maintained large networks in both the service provider realm as well as the customer space. He currently holds his CCNP (Routing and Switching) certification and is pursuing his CCIE (Routing and Switching) certification.

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Routing & Switching
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Routing & Switching
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Voice
Samuel Bickham
Senior Engineer

Samuel Bickham has a diverse experience set, which includes graphic design, web and application development, routing and switching, network security and network design. He holds a CCIE in Route/Switch and has over 12 years of industry experience.

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Routing & Switching #50821
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Security
  • Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Voice
  • Vmware Certified Professional - Network Virtualization (VCP-NV)
  • Certified Meraki Network Administrator (CMNA)
  • Certified AlgoSec Security User (CASU-1)
  • Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • CompTIA A+
Shaffeel Ahmed
Architect, Regional Manager

An accomplished Network Architect, Shaffeel has his CCIE in Routing and Switching and has over 18 years experience in designing network infrastructure and security solutions and in project management.

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Routing & Switching #23325
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Routing & Switching
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Routing & Switching
Charles Mann
Steve Meyer
Senior Engineer
Charles Mann

With more than twenty years of experience deploying state-of-the-art communications solutions, Steve has worked on implementations ranging from research institution networks to ISP backbones. He has also designed, deployed, or improved the network for some large, well-known hospitals.

Tayo Bolarinwa
Member Technical Staff

Tayo has years of hands-on experience as a network engineer, managing and supporting networks with core focus in Routing, Switching and Wireless technologies. Tayo currently holds a CCNP (Routing and Switching) certification and is actively pursuing his CCIE (Routing and Switching) certification.

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Routing & Switching
Terry Slattery
Terry Slattery
Principal Architect
Terry Slattery

Terry Slattery is a Principal Architect at NetCraftsmen, an advanced network consulting firm that specializes in high-profile and challenging network consulting jobs. Terry is currently working on network management, SDN, business strategy consulting, and interesting legal cases.

He is the founder of Netcordia, inventor of NetMRI, has been a successful technology innovator in networking during the past 20 years, and is co-inventor on two patents. He has a long history of network consulting and design work, including some of the first Cisco consulting and training. As a consultant to Cisco, he led the development of the current Cisco IOS command line interface. Prior to Netcordia, Terry founded Chesapeake Computer Consultants, which became a Cisco premier training and consulting partner. At Chesapeake, he co-invented and patented the v-LAB system to provide hands-on access to real hardware for the hands-on component of internetwork training classes.

Terry co-authored the successful McGraw-Hill text “Advanced IP Routing in Cisco Networks,” is the second CCIE (1026) awarded, and is a regular speaker at Enterprise Connect and Interop. He currently blogs at TechTarget, No Jitter and our very own NetCraftsmen.

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Routing & Switching #1026
William Bell
William Bell
Architect, Infrastructure Practice Lead
William Bell

William’s background spans an array of technical disciplines including application development, network infrastructure, protocol analysis, virtualization, and Unified Communications. Bill is certified as a CCIE Voice (CCIE #38914) and possesses a deep understanding of Cisco’s UC and Collaboration portfolio. He leads the Infrastructure Engineering team and also works with customers on architecting solutions that align with core business drivers. Bill is a regular contributor on the Cisco Support Community, a 3 time Cisco Designated VIP, and blogs on the NetCraftsmen and UC Guerrilla sites.

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - Voice #38914
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Voice
  • Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Routing & Switching

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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.