Darius Anderson (Since 1998)

Darius AndersonDarius Anderson is the founder and CEO of three of California's most distinguished companies, Platinum Advisors, LLC, a government relations and public affairs firm; Kenwood Investments, LLC, a California private equity real estate development firm; and Gold Bridge Capital, LLC, a San Francisco based pension fund advisory firm. With a background that encompasses over twenty years of experience in business, real estate and politics, Anderson is an entrepreneurial leader whose influence and experience has impacted some of California's most prolific business ventures, acquisitions and developments.

Anderson founded Platinum Advisors, LLC in 1998 as a one-of-a-kind company where ingenuity, relationships and innovation came together to forge policy solutions in an ever-changing political and economic environment. The success of Platinum Advisors is due to Anderson's state-of-the-art working environment of teamwork, creativity, and strategic thinking that allowed the company to grow rapidly into one of California's most successful public affairs and lobbying firms with over 150 current and past clients.

In addition to the successful launch of Platinum Advisors, in 1998 Anderson formed Kenwood Investments, LLC. Kenwood Investments is a California based real estate development firm specializing in residential and mixed use urban infill projects, and retail, commercial, entertainment and hospitality projects. Kenwood has managed entitlements and development of a number of significant projects including Treasure Island, the Sacramento Docks, the Marketplace at Anaheim, El Cerrito TOD Village and Aquarium of the Bay.

Before founding Platinum Advisors, Kenwood Investments, and Gold Bridge Capital, Anderson spent five years at The Yucaipa Companies as Chief of Staff and as Vice President of External Affairs for Ralphs Grocery Stores, Inc., a Fortune 500 company. During that time, Anderson was responsible for The Yucaipa Companies business developments, including property acquisition and development, government affairs, community relations, external corporate communications and public relations. As a Senior Member at The Yucaipa Companies he played an integral role in the real estate development of the River West Development in Sacramento. Anderson also served as the Executive Director of the Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation.

Anderson takes philanthropy seriously. In addition to his chairmanship of the National Advisory Board at The Institute of Governmental Studies, Anderson also serves as the Finance Committee Chair for the Robert A. Toigo Foundation Board of Directors.