position: Policy Origination

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Casey Cox

Casey joined Magna Life Settlements in January of 2019. As Senior Associate, Acquisition, he oversees broker-sourced life settlement cases, playing an integral role in Magna’s mission to grow its secondary market. Casey previously served as the Portfolio Manager for Magnify Capital LLC, a private investment management fund specializing in Single Family Homes. Additionally, he served in the United States Air Force for 6 years as a Contracting Officer, reaching the rank of Captain. Casey graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2012 and earned his MBA from Baylor University.


Clarissa Martinez

As Magna’s case administration analyst, Clarissa Martinez assists policy owners, insurance agents and wealth advisors with the life settlement submission process. Prior to joining Magna, Clarissa was a business development manager at a recruiting firm. After hours, Clarissa is a musician and enjoys singing in San Antonio and Austin.

Nilofar Vahora

Nilofar Vahora joined Magna in October 2018 as a pricing analyst. Previously, she served Vida Capital as a Servicing Analyst. Prior to Vida, Nilofar worked as a Cash Analyst at a mortgage servicing company for 2 years. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas State University in 2011.

Dillon Hamm

Dillon joined Magna Life Settlements in October of 2018. In his role at Magna he supports policy origination by assisting in the valuation and acquisition of new assets. Dillon graduated from Ole Miss in May of 2017 with a double major in Banking and Managerial Finance, as well as a minor in Entrepreneurship. Before joining Magna, Dillon worked in the servicing department of Vida Capital.

Daniel Stokes

Daniel joined Magna Life Settlements in April of 2018. He supports policy origination by assisting in the valuation and acquisition of new policies for funding sources. Prior to Magna, Daniel worked in the finance department of Wenzel Spine, a privately held biomedical devices company. Daniel graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin where he was a track/football walk-on candidate.

Jim Purdy

Jim has served as the Director of Origination since April 2018. Jim is an executive with 10 + years of sales which includes all aspects of the insurance industry specializing in income planning and wealth transfer.  He demonstrates a command of solutions-based selling, which includes products and services to direct markets and within various distribution channels.

Austin Barnes

As Magna’s Director of Advocate Origination, Austin is responsible for driving growth in the direct channel space. He excels at educating financial advisors, wealth managers, life insurance agents, estate planners and accountants about how life settlements may be a financial windfall for their clients.

Jayme Natal

Jayme Natal is an experienced associate with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Magna Life Settlements, Ms. Natal worked for NFP Securities working directly with the trade desk and broker dealers. She brings 5 years of experience in the financial industry with a background of 15+ year of customer service. Skilled in sales, retail, cashiering, Microsoft applications, and management. Strong legal professional with a 40+ hours focused in Business Administration and Management from Austin Community College.

Nate McCormick

Nate joined Magna Life Settlements in June of 2011. At Magna, he manages the origination of new policies and has helped grow the firm into a leading life settlement provider.

After completing an internship with Vida, the parent company, he joined the firm as an analyst on the Portfolio Management Team, specializing in financial modeling and valuation. Currently, he assists in the management and optimization of the Vida managed portfolios and is integral in the valuation and asset acquisition process.

Nate graduated from St. Edward’s University in 2011 with a BBA in finance and marketing.

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