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Coalescent provides our clients with cost-effective, easy to use technology solutions which reduce time consuming administrative tasks, increase productivity, and allows you to effectively engage and grow your donor base.

The company was born as a result of the frustrating experiences the company's founder, Robert Arensberg, had during his days as a Director of Political Affairs for a major trade association. One of his responsibilities was keeping track of fundraising events but after constantly being inundated with event information he realized that the amount of time he was spending on just this one activity was time he couldn't spend on more productive efforts such as raising money for the PAC. He concluded there was a more efficient means to deal with the vast amount of paperwork on a day-to-day basis and he formed the company which now counts several Fortune 500 and leading trade associations as clients.

Through the years we have continually improved upon the original concept with new functionality and new services offerings while ensuring our clients are provided with cost-effective solutions and the highest quality of service. We maintain that commitment by not charging for system modifications that enhance the client's user experience or when you need training or a refresher course on how you can more effectively use our product and services.

Robert Arensberg, President

Mr. Arensberg formed Coalescent as Fundraisingevents.com in 2000 and has an extensive background in politics and policy in both the private and public sectors. His area of expertise includes the FEC regulatory process, legislative, Political Action Committee, fundraising and contribution strategies. He has a wide knowledge base in various aspects of private sector development, including executive level experience with startup and emerging growth companies in a variety of fields. Mr. Arensberg served two United States Senators and has served as Director of External Affairs for SBC Communications, a Fortune 30 company. He also served as Vice President of Political Affairs for the financial services giant, Citigroup. In that capacity he developed the political contribution strategy to effectively target key company supporters in both the House and Senate. Arensberg also held the position of Director of Political Affairs for the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) where he directed the PAC and worked directly with the Chief Executive Officers of member companies.

Dale Knoop, Mobility Services Advisor

Mr. Knoop is an industry-recognized pioneer in the mobile data services industry. In 2005 Dale won an Emmy while serving as General Manager for Sprint TV, the first carrier-branded mobile live TV service. In 2009 he conceived and launched Ruxter, a cloud-based mobile site creation service which he sold in 2011. Mr. Knoop also served as a Senior Director at MobiTV and he holds several patents involving mobile data services. He is the founder of RAZ Mobile. RAZ provides campaigns and causes with the capability to easily create a full-featured, customized mobile website that offers a comprehensive portfolio of site delivery methods to drive site discovery, views, and the development of a thriving, opt-in mobile network of supporters.

Christine Ramirez, Director of Operations

Ms. Ramirez has been involved in the political realm for the last 25 years at the state and local level working for a variety of campaigns from state legislative candidates to Gubernatorial campaigns. She has a keen understanding of the political process and event management serving as a coordinator for campaign donor events. She has great attentiveness to detail critical for assisting in the operation of the database.

Sandi Fuller, Assistant Director of Operations

Ms. Fuller comes to Coalescent with a strong resume in management and marketing. She oversaw a business franchise with numerous employees and created marketing and advertising strategies. She has managed detailed financial records, prepared cost and budget reports, and managed accounts payable. Her skills in project management have led to numerous successfully planned and executed special events. She is skilled at multi-tasking and maintaining a strong attention to detail. Her professionalism and superior communication skills to meet client and company needs makes her a valuable part of the team.