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Leadership team

Alex Lauerman

Alex Lauerman

Principal Security Consultant

After four years of software development experience, Alex landed his dream job and became a penetration tester in 2007. Since then, Alex has been collaborating closely with organizations of all sizes in securing web, mobile and thick-client applications, in addition to penetration testing networks and devices. Alex specializes in fulfilling challenging engagements that require multiple skill sets to complete.

He enjoys cryptography, software-defined radio, reverse engineering, exploitation, and developing tools that can efficiently and effectively solve security problems at scale. Alex has presented at both regional and national security conferences, such as SecKC, SecureWorld Kansas City, and BlackHat USA. Alex’s research has been covered by various local and national news organizations.

Alex founded SecKC, which is a non-profit organization which is designed to foster information security in Kansas City with over 1,000 attendees annually. Alex is an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) and has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Kansas.


Josiah Pierce

Managing Consultant

Josiah Pierce is a Security Consultant at TrustFoundry with a background in systems and applications engineering. Josiah’s primary area of expertise is in network penetration testing and attack simulation. He enjoys the process of thinking and acting like an attacker in order to determine weak points in systems and help strengthen them.

Josiah enjoys competing in Capture the Flag (CTF) competitions in his spare time and is interested in exploit development and reverse engineering. He also enjoys creating writeups for CTF challenges he’s completed. Josiah has earned several security certifications, including the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), CREST CSPA, CREST CRT, GIAC Python Coder (GPYC), and GIAC Certified Detection Analyst (GCDA) certifications. He has a BA in English from Virginia Tech.

Bennett Warner

Senior Security Consultant

Bennett Warner is a Security Consultant at TrustFoundry with a background in Software Engineering and DevOps. Bennett’s area of expertise focuses on web application penetration testing and network security. Bennett enjoys the development of tooling to advance adversarial capabilities. Bennett spent time working on national security in the defense industry including working for the Department of Defense. Bennett also spent his time teaching cyber security as an adjunct instructor for University of Pennsylvania.

Bennett holds an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification, the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification, and the Web application Penetration Tester eXtreme (WPTX) certification. Bennett has a B.S. in Computer Science from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Daniel Zajork

Senior Security Consultant

Daniel Zajork is a Senior Security Consultant at TrustFoundry with a background in Software Engineering and Security Engineering. Daniel has experience in web application penetration testing using manual techniques and automated tools. He has participated in bug bounty platforms to identify and report critical security vulnerabilities. Additionally, he has identified and responsibly disclosed numerous vulnerabilities within web applications and IoT devices. When not hunting for security vulnerabilities, Daniel also enjoys researching Windows and mobile malware.

Daniel graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Software Engineering.

Matt Zajork

Senior Security Consultant

Matt Zajork is a Senior Security Consultant at TrustFoundry with a background in software engineering and IT operations. Matt’s areas of expertise are web application, mobile application, network penetration testing, and phishing. Matt is an active security researcher and has reported multiple critical findings for Fortune 100 organizations as part of bug bounty programs. Matt is also interested in reverse engineering and exploit development and enjoys tinkering with automation.

Matt holds an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification, Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE) certification, AWS Cloud Practitioner certification, and CCSK certification. Matt graduated from Carroll University with a Master’s degree in Software Engineering.


Thomas Fieber

Security Consultant

Tom Fieber is a Security Consultant at TrustFoundry, with more than 20 years of experience in threat analysis and risk mitigation. Before joining TrustFoundry, Tom was a Senior Counterintelligence Offical with the U.S. Army where he oversaw activities to protect Army personnel, facilities, and equipment against threats from hostile intelligence entities. Tom is excited to work with organizations to help improve their security posture. In his spare time, Tom enjoys cycling, playing with his children, and playing trivia games.

Tom holds several security certifications, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), TCM-Security Practical Network Penetration Tester (PNPT), eLearnSecurity Certified Professional Penetration Tester (eCPPT) and eLearnSecurity Web Application Penetration Tester (eWPT). Tom also holds a Master of Science in Cybersecurity from Utica University.


Jennifer Rottinghaus

Accounting, Human Resources, Operations, Assistant Project Manager

Jennifer Rottinghaus wears all kinds of hats at TrustFoundry and loves it! She performs the accounting functions and analysis, handles HR-related tasks, tackles operational responsibilities, and assists in project management from time to time. Jennifer enjoys trouble-shooting issues, developing long-term solutions and process improvements, and performing complex analyses to assist in management decision-making.

More about Jennifer
Jennifer has a bachelor's and master's degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She holds the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation (active) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation (inactive). Jennifer was an auditor at RSM focusing on mid-size market companies, an Associate Teaching Professor at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and a Controller at a mid-sized manufacturing company prior to joining TrustFoundry. She has a passion for start-ups and the entrepreneurial spirit. When Jennifer’s not working, she’s a mom to three active kids, wife to a pharmacist, and cares for three dogs and two rabbits.

Our mission

Our mission is to have throughout customer engagements to improve security as efficiently as possible. We know this involves carefully listening and understanding to our customers. Our attention to customers’ challenges, focus on intelligent solutions, and our genuine passion for security drive us to consistently deliver outstanding results.

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