At Conenza, we bring people together to realize their potential.

We believe that all good relationships go two ways, and everything that we do is aimed at strengthening that value proposition for both your organization and the alumni that you value and serve.

Our Philosophy

We have a slightly different philosophy here at Conenza. Our CEO Tony Audino founded his first formal corporate alumni network nearly 20 years ago, as an alumni himself. From a member perspective, it was less about the hard ROI that many organizations depend on today, and instead built completely around maintaining trusted, long term relationships based on purpose and commonality. It was about maintaining personal connections, with the belief that so much more can be accomplished when we come together to share stories, collaborate, and engage with one another.

We apply our world-class communication and engagement solution, the Conenza Engagement Platform, to help businesses of all sizes build lifelong connections with their employees. At the same time, we know it takes much more than tools and technology to attract, engage, support, and retain a vibrant online network of people with a shared commitment to your brand.

This is why we complement our technology with a dedicated, experienced team that works in lock step with you to help guide your efforts and ensure that they are successful. People are at the heart and center of what we do.

At Conenza, we bring people together to realize their potential.

Our Team

Tony AudinoTony Audino - Founder & CEO

Tony Audino brings over 25 years of executive, entrepreneurial, and online community development experience to his role as Conenza's CEO. An early pioneer in the corporate social networking space, Audino recognized that trusted relationships among people are a compelling source of competitive advantage for the global enterprise. After spending seven years as a Microsoft executive, he left in 1995 to found one of the first formal online alumni communities—the Microsoft Alumni Network (MSA). In October 2006, Audino founded Conenza to help other organizations leverage corporate social networking technology to build engaging and highly-rewarding extended talent communities. Today, under Audino's leadership, Conenza builds and manages the global corporate communities of some of Fortune Magazine's Most Admired Companies.

Following his career at Microsoft, Audino has founded five companies, including Voyager Capital, a Pacific Northwest-based venture capital firm with $365 million under management, and served on the board of more than a dozen public and private organizations.

Little-known fact: Tony is an avid horseman and loves riding, whether on his ranch in Montana (Western style) or in Bellevue (English style) with his much more accomplished daughter. Some day he would like to compete in the jumper classes at equestrian events.


Michael Ensminger - CTO

Michael Ensminger brings extensive engineering management experience to Conenza, having managed engineering teams and developed processes to produce high-quality Web applications, desktop applications, enterprise, and data products. These products span the graphic arts, retail banking, financial reporting, Web communities, telecommunications, and Web security industries. Before joining Conenza, Ensminger was Director of Product Development at Varolii for more than six years, developing and scaling the multi-tenant based platform to handle over four million phone calls a day.

An early Web community entrepreneur, Ensminger was a founding employee of eSociety, whose mission was to develop Web communities around trade organizations. Ensminger holds a BS in Mathematics from Loyola University, New Orleans and a MS in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. Ensminger holds a patent related to his work at Varolii.

Little-known fact: Every April 8, Michael shaves his head to celebrate the anniversary of his successful emergency brain surgery. 


Price Eberts - COO

Price Eberts leads the Customer Success team at Conenza with a focus on ensuring our clients meet and exceed their objectives, from implementation through the life of their relationship with Conenza. Price comes to Conenza from one of the leading boutique management consulting firms in Seattle. He possesses a strong customer-centric approach and deep software-as-a-service (SaaS) experience stemming from his previous role as Director of Operations for a firm that delivered custom SaaS solutions to enhance and streamline business processes. Price graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in International Studies with a focus on Economics. He has also received a Project Management Certification from the Project Management Institute and Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from the American Society for Quality.

Little-known fact: There are two sets of twins in Price's family - he has a twin sister and two younger sisters that are also twins. Price also worked as a whitewater raft guide in Alaska and northern Canada for five summers.


Rebecca McAfee - Operations

Rebecca McAfee manages daily operations for Conenza. She handles HR, office management, events, internal communications and some legal functions for the company.   Rebecca possesses a strong operational focus gained from more than 20 years of experience at start-up technology, financial services, and venture capital organizations. She was instrumental in earning Conenza's 2011 and 2013 positions as Best Company to Work For in Seattle.

Little-known fact: Rebecca's shopping skills rival her team-wrangling skills.


Where smart, hard-working people have a big impact.

Founded in 2006 and located in downtown Seattle, our team consists of talented professionals who want to direct their creativity, intellect, and experience to making a big difference for our customers. We're a fast-growing entrepreneurial company with a culture built on trusted community, collaboration, and accountability.

Yes, we've got all the usual benefits, perks, competitive compensation, and a company-paid six-week sabbatical. But mostly, our focused team is pursuing a compelling vision while having fun building a world-class product along the way.