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.
Martha is a recognized leader in government affairs, 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 traditional 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.
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.
Danielle serves as our Client Account Coordinator. She provides support for client engagements, communications, and business development in the Silicon Valley, Peninsula and South Bay areas.
Danielle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from San Francisco University, and has a background in broadcasting, as well as executive administrative support and project coordination. She has also worked as an on-air traffic reporter and producer with iHeart Radio. Danielle’s experience has prepared her with excellent organizational and people skills, as well as keen prioritization skills spanning diverse areas, including the ability to think analytically and communicate effectively.
Danielle was born and raised in the Bay Area and resides in South San Francisco.
Laura E. Lane
Laura brings a strong public policy background with extensive experience working in state and local governments on complex policy and fiscal issues. With her public service background, Laura understands the importance of – and is well-versed in – leading coalitions, building advocacy campaigns, and partnering with grassroots networks to affect change. In addition, she has successfully navigated complex political issues and supported strategic operational efforts. Her experience spans health care, mental health, social services, labor, development, higher education, and transportation.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College and her Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas, School of Law.