The team is passionate about designing, implementing and supporting well-crafted technology focused business solutions that help organizations achieve their mission.
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.
In his position as Vice President of Operations, Larry is responsible for planning and overseeing delivery of the NetCraftsmen’s offerings to our clients. He has been in the IT industry for over 25 years and most recently led Operations for CGI’s State & Local Solutions program. Having worked in both small and large corporate environments, Larry’s background spans the solution lifecycle from business strategy and offering development through program and resource management, and ultimately both project and service delivery. He has particular experience with managed and cloud services, repeatedly transitioning organizations to these higher value engagement models. Larry is an inventor on over a dozen patents and graduated with honors from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD,
With more than two decades of experience in business operations, Noel is currently the Director, HR and Contracts and the Corporate Treasurer. Since the founding of Chesapeake NetCraftsmen, she has managed all aspects of business operations. In addition, Noel assists with contract negotiation, including maintaining and updating NetCraftsmen’s GSA schedule, and has also served on NetCraftsmen’s Board of Directors for four terms, two of which she served as Chairwoman of the Board.
Paul is responsible for all areas of the company, with a specific focus on growth. Prior to NetCraftsmen, he was a vice president at BAE Systems, where he was on the executive team for the IT and Cyber business. Paul has more than thirty years of experience in operations, corporate and business development, sales, and marketing, and has led companies through all phases of the business lifecycle—startup, growth, M&A, and restructuring. Paul is active in the Maryland community as immediate past Chair of The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship and serves on the Board of The Pride of Baltimore 2.
Charged with developing and nurturing strategic relationships with vendors, partners, and clients, Renee has been in the business development and sales area throughout her entire career at NetCraftsmen, in all of our technical service competencies. Prior to NetCraftsmen, she was an executive director at Mentor Technologies, concentrating business development, consulting, and project management. Renee has more than 20 years of experience working in IT, beginning her career as a systems engineer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She has a thorough understanding of the professional services lifecycle and the role NetCraftsmen can play.
As NetCraftsmen’s Vice President of Finance, Walt is responsible for ensuring the Company meets its financial objectives and has proper internal controls in place. He brings 28 years of experience, in a variety of Senior Financial Leadership positions across organizations in a wide range of industries, ranging from $10M to $1B+ in Revenue. He is a multi-dimensional financial leader, with experience within technology, logistics, digital marketing and professional service industries. Walt 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.
Walt’s previous experience includes CFO, VP Finance, Controller, & Director level roles in organizations ranging from small and mid-sized companies to $1B+ in revenue. 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. He holds a BS Degree in Finance, from Towson University, and an MBA from University of Baltimore.
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.
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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 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.