Tom Norton is a seasoned high-technology industry executive who brings over 35 years of successful sales and marketing experience and leadership to the mortgage lending industry.
He started his career in the semiconductor industry after graduating from the University of California, at Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1986, and an MBA from the Santa Clara University in 1992. Tom worked for brand name companies like National Semiconductor (now Texas Instruments), VLSI Technology Inc (now NXP), Siemens (now Infineon), Level One Communications (now Intel), Intel (still Intel!), Polycom (now Poly, a merger with Plantronics), and Tech Insights (still Tech Insights) before pivoting to the mortgage lending industry and joining Diamante Mortgage in 2020.
After nearly five decades of dedicated service to the high-technology industry, Tom felt it was time to shift his focus to something he has always been passionate about; a career combining elements of home ownership, personal finance, and helping people. Tom has owned and financed multiple homes throughout his professional career and prides himself having maintained specific goals and discipline when it comes to personal finance, as a real “numbers” person. Since Tom secured his Mortgage Loan Originator’s license and registration in California for 1–4-unit residential properties, He has been keenly focused on helping his clients improve their financial situations through a holistic and comprehensive approach, finding the best mortgage lending solutions to suit their unique needs, and providing unparalleled service to exceed their expectations.
Tom resides in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood with his wife Pearl. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family hosting BBQ’s and taking long hikes, playing golf, surfing, and writing and performing music locally with his band.