Widely recognized as one of California’s most effective political strategists with a track record of advising high-ranking political and business leaders, Darius Anderson is the Founder and CEO of Platinum Advisors. Darius has a widely diverse background in business development, government affairs, community relations, charitable activities, and more; plus, he has been the Founder of multiple businesses, including Kenwood Investments and Sonoma Media Investments.
With over a decade of experience lobbying, Martha excels in her role as both a strategist and lobbying advocate for everything from Fortune 500 companies to clients at the local, state, and federal level. With an extensive background in the corporate retail world, her experience covers health care, tax, labor, product safety, privacy, supply chain, transportation, and government affairs. Her ability to adapt and learn quickly, educate, influence, and develop partnerships across a broad spectrum of external stakeholders is second to none.
With an incredibly diverse background that includes politics, Marisol is highly versed in strategic planning and consulting for businesses in both the public and private sector, as well as lobbying for local government policies. Her work spans a wide range: business development for international companies, grassroots coalitions, community organization, all the way down to foundational measures like project management and company staffing.
Jay has been involved with Platinum Advisors since its founding nearly 20 years ago. Jay primarily represents Bay Area small, medium, and large businesses, real estate developers, general and subcontracting firms, engineering firms, and entrepreneurs throughout the Bay Area on a variety of matters involving local government relations, procurement, and legislative matters. During his tenure with Platinum, Jay has successfully created and implemented strategies for passing ordinances and legislation at all levels of government, raising client awareness among political and community leaders, and expanding business opportunities for his clients.
Papia Gambelin is recognized throughout California as a leader in government and public affairs. For more than 15 years she has worked with emerging and well-established companies in a variety of industries including energy, transportation, development and the environment. Her specialties include crisis management, communications, and political strategy.
Papia uses strategic thinking, strong technical knowledge, and hands-on experience to assist companies develop and implement sound and effective public affairs strategies. She also maintains positive working relationships with a cross-section of community leaders and elected officials in California.
She continues to be an active civic leader in San Francisco/San Jose Bay Area and supports numerous nonprofits by providing board and leadership development.
Ryan Blake, a Bay Area native and political strategist, has stood at the helm of some of San Francisco’s most influential policy and ballot initiatives. For nearly a decade, Ryan has built a successful career working for several large-scale municipal and community projects, including the passing of the San Francisco Giants’ Mission Rock development ballot initiative (2015); the San Francisco City College parcel tax renewal (2016); the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital’s earthquake safety bond (2016), and Proposition G, the Charter Amendment that created an independent audit and oversight committee for SFPD (2016). Over the course of his career, Ryan has raised over $1 billion for education, infrastructure, and public safety.
As a former political strategist, he has managed a diverse set of projects and campaigns in and around San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa, Santa Barbara, and Alameda Counties. Ryan has also worked for a variety of both public and private clientele; balancing the sensitivity of public messaging with internal operations. Ryan’s in-depth understanding of regional issues, as well as the functions of individual governments and institutions throughout the Bay Area serves as an integral part of the Platinum Advisors team.
Ryan lives in San Francisco and has a passion for Giants baseball, his family, backcountry hiking, and local politics.