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Meet the Team

Anthony Focca - President and Founder                  

Anthony Focca has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance and began a career in finance at Bloomberg LP in October of 2000. After six years of moving thru the ranks, Anthony left Corporate America to establish Platinum Mortgage in 2005. With industry experience and expertise, Anthony has been helping clients reach the American Dream of Home Ownership for over 10 years.

Anthony is also the owner of one of Staten Island’s largest tax practices in Liberty Tax, which has 6 office locations throughout Staten Island and serves over five thousand clients annually. With 16 years of experience in finance and accounting Anthony is perfectly suited to handle clients from First Time Home Buyers to the most complex Real Estate Transactions.

Loving what he does is important to Anthony and it shows in his dedication and commitment to his clientele. His sole aim being to make the mortgage process easy!  He is efficiently supported by a carefully selected administration team which ensures seamless assistance and complete service for every aspect of his customers’ purchase, sale or refinance.  In addition to his business ventures, Anthony has a prominent presence in the community having regular involvement with various charities and community organizations.

 

Frank Collo - Branch Manager/ Senior Loan Officer  

Frank Collo is an Industry Leading mortgage professional. Frank began his career in the automotive finance industry and quickly moved into mortgage financing. With over 3 years of expert experience, Frank has quickly built a reputation as an industry leader. Helping clients and building a large network of Real Estate Professionals, Frank works tirelessly to ensure his clients get the financing needed for the home of their dreams.

 

Julio Jaramillo – Senior Mortgage Processor

With 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Julio understands the constant change and volatility in the mortgage industry. Julio is an experienced Loan Processor and has been at Platinum Mortgage since 2008.  He works closely with lenders to better assist in finding programs that best fit each client’s needs and ensures each loan is completed efficiently and in a timely fashion. 

 

Jessica Leung – Junior Mortgage Processor

Jessica has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting & Finance graduating from College of Staten Island with Honors.  After an internship in finance, Jessica began her career with Platinum Mortgage 2 years ago.  Customers appreciate Jessica’s attention to detail and dedication. Jessica has a great work ethic and an amazing ability to multitask. She works hard to bridge the gap between the client and the loan process.

 

Carissa Cali – Office Administrator

Carissa is the newest member of the team and is well rounded in all aspects of the Real Estate industry. Carissa brings with her, 14 years of industry experience. Starting off at a young age, she has worked as a Real Estate Agent, Appraiser Apprentice, Investor, Property Manager and Executive Assistant to Mortgage Brokers.  More often than not, juggling more than one position at a time, Carissa always took the time to deliver great service.  At Platinum Mortgage, Carissa manages the entire office while assisting clients with their individual needs.

 

Uran Blakaj - Loan Officer

Uran is a graduate from Hunter College with a Bachelor’s in Science and Accounting. Uran has had a long history in Real Estate Sales before deciding to switch gears and handle the financing side of transactions.  He has held previous positions at the prestigious Waldorf Astoria as an Exhibit Hall Coordinator where he was solely responsible for scheduling, billing and payments for in-house labor. Uran has also held a position as a Debt Specialist which allowed him to learn the intricacies of credit, a skill he utilizes to help his clients obtain home ownership. His extensive knowledge on all aspects of Real Estate transactions and finance makes him an excellent value to his clients.

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