Our Board Of Directors
Dan Gilbert is the Chairman of the board of directors of Rocket Companies. Dan is the founder of Quicken Loans, where he has been the Chairman of the board of directors since 1985. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Quicken Loans from 1985 to 2002.
Dan is the majority owner of Rock Holdings Inc. (RHI) and the Chairman of its board of directors, a position he has held since 2002. He is also the majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, a National Basketball Association team, and the operator of the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. Furthermore, he is the Chairman of Rock Ventures, which, through affiliates controlled by Dan, has invested and committed billions to acquiring and developing more than 100 properties, including new construction of ground up developments in downtown Detroit and Cleveland, totaling more than 18 million square feet in Detroit’s downtown urban core.
In February 2016, Dan co-founded Detroit-based StockX, the world’s first “stock market of things,” which combines the visible, liquid, anonymous and transparent benefits of a stock market with the online consumer secondary market.
Dan serves on the boards of the Cleveland Clinic and the Children’s Tumor Foundation. In 2015, Dan and Jennifer Gilbert established the Gilbert Family Foundation and in 2017, formed NF Forward to fund cutting-edge research dedicated to finding a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF).
Dan earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and his law degree from Wayne State University.
Jay Farner is the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Rocket Companies. He has been with Quicken Loans since 1996 and has held senior leader positions since 1999. Prior to his promotion to CEO in 2017, Jay served as President and Chief Marketing Officer. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of RHI and certain of its affiliates.
Jay serves as a board member of Detroit Labs, LLC, Community Solutions, StockX, Bedrock Manufacturing, the Metropolitan Detroit YMCA, Bizdom Fund and Rocket Giving Fund.
Jay earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University.
Jennifer Gilbert has more than 20 years of experience in interior design. She has evolved her expertise to serve as the Founder and Creative Director of Detroit-based POPHOUSE, a commercial design firm specializing in using data and industry research to provide cutting-edge workplaces for clients across a broad spectrum of industries.
In 2015, Jennifer founded Amber Engine, a home furnishings services and solutions technology company. Amber Engine’s mission is to provide the most accurate, complete and timely record of product data for the $275B industry through its easy-to-use, flexible and affordable cloud-based SaaS solutions.
Prior to Amber Engine, Jennifer founded Doodle Home, a digital platform for residential interior designers. Doodle Home was sold to Dering Hall in 2015.
Jennifer is active with a number of nonprofits focused on the arts, Jewish causes and finding a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF). She is President of NF Forward, Chair of the Cranbrook Academy of Art Board of Governors and serves on the board of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Jennifer founded the Detroit Art Collection to beautify and inspire public spaces and structures in downtown Detroit with sculptural and mixed media works from local, as well as national artists, galleries and dealers.
Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design at Michigan State University. She resides in the Detroit area with her husband, Dan, and their five children.
Matthew Rizik is a Director of Rocket Companies. He is also a Director of RHI, which he joined in 2012 as Chief Tax Officer.
Prior to joining RHI, Matthew was a tax partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Detroit, where he had over 31 years of experience serving banking and mortgage banking clients.
Matthew currently serves as a board member of the Motown Museum Legacy Council, City Year, Gilbert Family Foundation and NF Forward.
Matthew earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University.
Suzanne Shank is a Director of Rocket Companies. She is the President, CEO and co-founder of Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC, a full-service investment banking firm offering debt and equity origination services to a wide range of Fortune 500 companies and debt underwriting for municipal clients nationally. She has held this role since 2019.
Previously, Suzanne was Chairperson and CEO of Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., LLC, a firm which she co-founded in 1996. She currently serves as a Director of American Virtual Cloud Technologies. She serves on the boards of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. She is also on the boards of the Skillman Foundation, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Regional Chamber (Executive Committee), the Bipartisan Policy Center Executive Council on Infrastructure, the Wharton Graduate Board of Trustees and the Spelman College Board of Trustees. She also serves on the SEC’s Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Nancy Tellem is a Director of Rocket Companies. She is the Executive Chairperson of Eko, a media network that reimagines storytelling by using proprietary technology to create interactive stories that respond and leverage the interactive nature of today’s media devices. Nancy has held this role since 2014.
She holds board and advisory positions at numerous digital- and media-related companies, including Eko, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Nielsen, League Apps and KODE labs. Nancy is also a board member of Cranbrook Art Academy and Museum and Seeds of Peace. She has previously held executive positions at several leading entertainment companies, including Xbox Entertainment Studios, CBS and Warner Brothers.
Nancy earned a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. degree from UC Hastings College of the Law.