Trent R. Hein is co-founder and CEO of AppliedTrust, a Colorado-based provider IT security and network/systems infrastructure consulting services that helps clients maximize their IT investment in the areas of security, performance, and availability. Trent has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the USENIX Association for his work with the University of California at Berkeley’s Computer Systems Research Group (CSRG), and he was the third engineer hired at Berkeley Software Design Inc. (BSDI). He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, which in 2004 awarded him the Kalpana Chawla Outstanding Recent Alumni Award, one of the most prestigious honors given by the University. Trent served on the Board of Directors of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley for seven years, and held the office of President for the 2004–2005 term.