Kerry Cordero

Sr Network Architect

With over 20 years of experience in enterprise network infrastructure, I have established a track record in architecture, design, implementation, migration, security, and operation. My leadership experience extends to managing teams and overseeing significant IT budgets.

My credentials include CCNP (Enterprise and Security), CCIE* (lab and troubleshooting completed separately), Palo Alto PCNSE, Palo Alto ACE, A+, Project+, Linux+, and MCSE.

In recent years, I’ve spearheaded various projects that include international data center migrations, new data center and WAN designs, cloud integrations with Azure and AWS, NAC profiling and MFA implementations with Cisco ISE & Okta, server infrastructure migrations, policy-based routing, and more. All projects involved meticulous planning, selection of appropriate hardware/software, testing, and documentation.

Areas of specialization include Routing, Switching, Load Balancing, Data Center management, VPNs, VOIP (network side), Wireless, Security, Migrations, Monitoring, Documentation, Budgeting, and Leading & Managing Teams.

I am well-versed in security standards and compliances such as PCI, HIPAA, and SOX. My experience with tools and technologies spans across Palo Alto Firewall’s 5000, 3000, 500 (Panorama), Cisco Nexus series, Cisco Catalyst series, Cisco ASR, Cisco ISR, Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewall’s, Cisco ACI, Cisco ISE, Cisco ACS, Cisco Wireless WLC 9800/5500, Cloud AWS & Azure, Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP), Fireeye Devices, and more.

Proficient in monitoring software like Solarwinds Orion and Cisco Prime, and SIEM’s like Splunk. Skilled in Python scripting and troubleshooting with Wireshark and other TCPDump tools. Experienced with DNS and Windows AD.

My work has always been guided by a commitment to maintaining high network availability and implementing robust security protocols, supporting businesses to thrive in a digital world.


B.S. in Information Technology – Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Degree from WGU
Master’s Degree in Management – University of Florida Warrington College of Business

Certs that are Up to Date:

CCNP x2(Enterprise and Security), Palo Alto PCNSE, A+, Project+, Linux+

Some Projects (last couple years):

Several Data Center Migrations including International (Hardware includes: Cisco Nexus Switches, Cisco ASR Routers, Cisco ASA Firewalls, Palo Alto Firewalls, F5 Load Balancers, etc…)
Several new Data Center and WAN Designs and Implementations
Many Circuit Migrations and Installs
Cloud Integrations with Azure and AWS
NAC Profiling with Cisco ISE
MFA Implementations with Cisco ISE & Okta
New network build outs for High Availability
Server Infrastructure Migrations (Dell, IBM, & HP Hardware)
QOS Implementations
Policy Based Routing Implementations (with routing protocols (EIGRP, OSPF, BGP))
External/Internal Traffic Load Balancing
MPLS Dual WAN Configurations
Akamai DDOS Protection
F5 WAF Design and Implementation
SSL Offloading Design and Implementation with both F5 and Palo Alto Devices

These are just some of the projects over the years. All projects consisted of Planning, Spec’ing out the correct hardware/software, Testing, and Documenting.


Routing, Switching, Load Balancing, Data Center, Firewalls, VPNs, VOIP (network side), Wireless, Security, Designing, Migrations, Monitoring, Documentation, Budgets, Leading & Managing Teams.

Experience with:

PCI Compliance
HIPAA Compliance
SOX Compliance
Palo Alto Firewall’s 5000, 3000, 500 (Panorama)
Palo Alto Cortex XDR
Palo Alto Traps
Cisco Nexus 9000, 7000, 5000, 2000
Cisco Catalyst 9600, 9500, 9400, 9300, 9200
Cisco ASR 9000, 1000
Cisco ISR 4000, 1000
Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewall’s
Cisco ACI
Cisco ISE
Cisco ACS
Cisco Wireless WLC 9800/5500
Cloud AWS & Azure
Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)
Fireeye Devices
SIEM’s like Splunk
Load Balancers (F5, Citrix Netscaler, Cisco CSS/ACE)
VSS & Gigamon Taps
Monitoring Software like Solarwinds Orion and Cisco Prime
Policy and Procedure Documentation
Visio Diagrams Documentation
Python Scripting
PBR (Policy Based Routing)
Routing Protocols (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP)
Troubleshooting (Packet analysis with Wireshark and other TCPDump tools)
Windows AD
and more….

*Passed both the CCIE lab and troubleshooting, just not on the same day 🙂