Staff

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Jamal Alvarado

Senior Loan Officer

Jamal is a Senior Loan Officer with Platinum Investment Partners. After receiving a degree in Business Administration Jamal held various positions in corporate environments to include Verisign and Comcast. Realizing that he wanted to manage his own career, he left and began working in the loan industry and started with Platinum in 2014. With over…

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John Arce Sr

Senior Loan Officer

After 17 years in manufacturing as a machinist going from a CNC set-up person, programmer, lead person, supervisor and finally his ultimate goal as a General Manager of a machine Shop, John entered in the mortgage business in 2004. Working for various mortgage companies through out the years, John joined Platinum Investment Partners in April…

Mike Casey

Senior Loan Processor

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Kirsten Fordyce

Senior Loan Originator

Kirsten Fordyce is a Senior Loan Originator with Platinum Investment Partners. She resides in the Willow Glen area of San Jose with her husband Mark and 2 teenaged sons, Joe and Nick. Kirsten began her career in the mortgage business as a loan processor for Almaden Home Loans in 1989. A few years later she…

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Gary j Foydl

Senior Loan Officer

I started my career as a Real Estate agent for Value Reality- Valley of California on February of 1976. Worked as an agent for a couple of years prior to becoming a Branch Manager for the company until 1986 at which time I switched into the Lending end of real estate as the Broker of…

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Kim Jackman

Marketing Assistant

Kim began working for Platinum Investment Partners in November, 2016 in a generalist position and moved into her role as Marketing Assistant in June 2017. Kim is responsible for managing the brokers social media accounts, CRM, customer communication, company website, creating marketing materials and other daily assignments as directed. Prior to working for Platinum, Kim…

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Linda Karlson

Senior Loan Officer

Linda, licensed since 1975 and with a broker's license since 1984, is a Senior Loan Officer who began her career working with Relocation Consultants and then began selling real estate before moving into the lending industry. Linda has worked wholesale and retail for direct lenders as well as mortgage brokers since 1985. Keeping her client's…

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C. Jeff Krum

Senior Loan Officer

Over my 27 year career in mortgage lending, I have a wide variety of knowledge in residential and commercial lending. The industry has changed drastically since the 2008 financial crisis and the changes have been especially tough on the consumer. My ability to translate these changes to the consumer with confidence has made my reputation…

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Chad Leith

Executive Vice President

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Farley Minoza

Senior Loan Processor

Farley, a Senior Loan Processor, has worked at Platinum Investment for the past 3 years. He has been in the mortgage industry for 20+ years processing and underwriting loans for lenders and brokers. Farley's professional experience contributes to the objectives of helping our borrowers have a timely and satisfying experience in achieving their dreams of…

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Brent Runyon

Senior Loan Officer

Brent is a Business Development Officer at Platinum Investment Partners. He has made his home in San Jose since 1993 and started his career in real estate finance in 1998. His diverse mortgage background in management, underwriting and sales have well prepared him to successfully sort through the many loan programs and criteria to find…

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Bob Singer

President

Bob began his career in financial services as an owner of a real estate investment company in 1978. This company bought and sold properties throughout the early eighties. Bob then joined a local mortgage banker in 1987, he applied his innovative ideas to develop the industries first electronic mortgage clearing house. The company, Loancity grew…

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Mike Weir

Senior Loan Officer

About Me Over the last 22 years, Mike Weir has counseled over a thousand families on how to purchase and refinance their homes. The majority of his business comes from repeat clients, client referrals, and realtor referrals. As you may know, the mortgage industry has changed immensely. How do you know who will best help…