Anthony Alonso, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Anthony Alonso, President of Advantage Plus Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in direct marketing. His experience ranges in the education, health care, social services and arts markets. Over the last twenty-five years, Anthony has had the honor of working with prestigious institutions, such as the United States Naval Academy Foundation, the United States Military Academy Association of Graduates, the United States Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association, The Betty Ford Center, Geisinger Health System, Oxford University, The London School of Economics, Dartmouth College, The Hill School and countless Catholic organizations. Mr. Alonso served three terms on the Association of Fundraising Professionals Foundation Board, was a founding member of the AFP Industry Partners Council and is currently an officer of the New Jersey Chapter board of AFP. He has provided pro-bono calling services to a myriad of organizations including the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy. It is Anthony’s expertise that has led his clients to successfully raise over $250 million within the last five years from the lower end of the donor pyramid.
Houston Waldie, Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Since 1990, Houston has used his influence in the gaming community to expand the companies he works for and the clients they do business with. His hands-on approach is unsurpassed in this field. Houston makes it his personal mission to ensure the success of each client he partners with.
Houston has served as the Advertising and Marketing Director for All In magazine and was the Chief Operating Officer of Partyfortune.com and Celebritypokerplayer.com. Most recently, Houston was the Vice President of Aced.com. Houston has also worked as the Director of Poker Operations at three Las Vegas casinos. During his time in brick and mortar casinos, he took a “customer first” approach in his daily routine. Mr. Waldie’s knowledge of all variations of poker and his commitment to providing exceptional customer service make him the success he is in the gaming industry.
Kwi Brennan, President
Kwi Brennan brings to Unity Poker over 18 years of fundraising and non-profit management experience. He has served in leadership roles at large, medium and small institutions in higher education and social service. In addition to fundraising, Mr. Brennan has extensive experience in alumni relations, marketing, public relations, and data management systems. From 1996 to 2008, Mr. Brennan served in various increasing roles at the Rutgers University Foundation. During this time, his fundraising programs grew by nearly 400% to $10,000,000 per year, and his telephone fundraising operation was awarded the Silver medal for “Leadership in Education Fundraising” by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District II. Mr. Brennan has a B.S. in Health Policy and Administration from Penn State and an M.B.A. in Finance from Rutgers. He was designated a Certified Fundraising Executive in 2002 and has had the privilege to speak at conferences for both CASE and AFP. Mr. Brennan served three terms on the AFP-New Jersey Board in various roles including treasurer and conference co-chair.