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We are an information security firm focused on penetration testing.

Introduction 1

Meet the 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.


Jennifer Rottinghaus

Accounting, Human Resources, Operations, 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.

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), Certified Red Team Operator (CRTO), 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.

Ethan Finn

Security Consultant

Ethan Finn is a Security Consultant at TrustFoundry. Ethan’s area of expertise focuses on web application penetration testing and network security. Ethan enjoys and participates regularly in online hacking challenges on platforms that include HacktheBox, TryHackMe, and VulnHub, and he is interested in social engineering and exploit development.
Ethan is an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) and holds the Security+ certification. Ethan has a B.S. in Physics and Music from Northeastern University.

Bridgett O'Tool

Account Manager

Our mission

Our mission is to have thorough 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.

7 reasons our customers choose TrustFoundry

Customers come to TrustFoundry when they are trying to secure their applications and networks, but why do our customers choose TrustFoundry?


Do you see a career at TrustFoundry?

These positions are some our common roles, but please reach out if you think you may be a good fit for a position that is not posted.

Security Consultant (Penetration Tester)

We’re looking for experienced and motivated penetrations testers, who are interested in penetration testing and security research.

Candidates located in Kansas City are slightly preferred, but we are very open to remote, especially for consultants with experience.

Preferred Background & Skills

  • Experience in application and/or network penetration testing
  • Ability to read and write code in common languages
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Expertise in any areas of personal interest
  • Computer Science, Information Assurance, or related degree
  • Completion of MOOC’s in security-related fields
  • Involvement in security-related projects including CTFs
  • Completion of security-related books
  • Experience in technical fields
  • Certifications such as Offensive Security certifications (OSCP/OSCE/OSWE/OSEP), ELearn Security Certifications (WAPTX), etc.

Example Interview Topics for an Application Security-focused candidate

  • Basic knowledge of modern authentication, including OAuth, JWTs, etc.
  • Moderate Knowledge of common attacks (XSS, Injection, Authentication, Authorization, SSRF, etc.), and the ability to detect and exploit them.

Salary is competitive and dependent on experience and qualifications.

If you are interested in helping secure companies through pentesting and security research, please send your resume to [email protected].




  • Work from home
  • Flexible work environment, including flexibility in schedule
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Training & Conferences
  • Medical and Dental benefits
  • An excellent culture that supports employee development
  • Work with a high-quality team; Our customers are happy customers!
Account Executive (or Inside Sales Executive, Sales Manager, Sales Director)

We seek an ambitious and team-oriented Account Executive to join the growing TrustFoundry team in Kansas City.

TrustFoundry is a leading information security consulting firm based in Overland Park, Kansas. The tight-knit, expert TrustFoundry team works to help clients eliminate risk through custom technical security services, including application penetration testing and network penetration testing services.

TrustFoundry Culture

Founded in 2014, TrustFoundry has grown organically, hiring experts and remaining singularly focused on customer satisfaction. We have a talented team, wonderful customers, and we work in an exciting space where we can make a true impact. We are fortunate to have a great employee and customer retention rate, with a high percentage of customers coming from referrals.

Our team is remote, efficient, and highly technical—big enough to offer excellent client experiences and team collaboration, yet small enough to ensure no one is “just a number.” Instead, contributions are valued, and any one person can significantly impact the company and our customer’s success. The success of our customers comes first, so we have happy customers who are rewarding to work with.

The industry we work in is fast-changing—we love what we do and how we can use technology and our skills to better our clients. So while we don’t expect an Account Executive to know everything about IT security, to enjoy this role and company environment, you’ll need to have a certain level of technical interest and openness to learning about it.

Key Responsibilities

This is a new position due to company growth. This role will help manage and grow existing accounts, acquire new clients, and support operational efforts.

Account Management Duties

  • Manage and develop relationships with existing clients
  • Scoping security projects (in tandem with technical consultants)
  • Proposal, document, and statement of work creation and delivery
  • Promotion of TrustFoundry’s services addressing or predicting clients’ objectives
  • Project handoff to the services team
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction throughout the project
  • Listen closely to customer communications and empathize with customer’s needs.

Account Executive / Business Development Duties

This person will perform new business development efforts for TrustFoundry selling the expert services of consultants to companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 enterprises.

  • Lead opportunity generation, client prospecting, and qualification
  • Identify and establish partnerships
  • Research organizations and target verticals to identify new opportunities
  • Develop relationships with prospective clients

Other – Depending on strengths and areas of interest

  • Marketing (social media, website updates, online advertising, etc.)
  • Other optional tasks you would like to take on to help the success of our team

We collaborate closely over Slack with other members of the sales and technical team. You will work collaboratively with our team to define the best approach and strategy for daily tasks. For example, pulling in technical personnel for SOW/proposal creation or a client-facing meeting, marketing technical collateral created by TrustFoundry as an essential sales tool, etc.

Position Requirements

This role is open to candidates of all experience levels, from a few years of experience to tech industry veterans (compensation of $60,000 – $140,000+ OTE  depending on experience, and expertise).

  • Sales experience with a proven background of success
  • High-level technical background or interest: while we don’t expect you to know everything about IT security, and we can certainly help teach you, keeping up with the industry will greatly help you advise and support our customers with their information security challenges.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build rapport with a wide variety of people (software developers, sysadmins, managers, directors, c-level, etc.)
  • Capable of working independently and taking on challenges with limited direction
  • Someone who loves helping both customers and teammates be successful

Optional Skills

  • Experience in B2B IT sales.
  • Experience in information security

Please send your resume to [email protected]

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