Jay Farner is our Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of our Board. Prior to that, Jay has been with Rocket Mortgage since 1996, and as a senior leader since 1999. Immediately prior to his promotion to CEO of Rocket Mortgage in 2017, Jay served as President and Chief Marketing Officer of Rocket Mortgage. Jay also serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of RHI, our principal stockholder, since 2017 and certain of its affiliates. Jay serves as a board member of Detroit Labs, LLC, Community Solutions, StockX, Bedrock Manufacturing, Rock Ventures LLC, Bedrock, the Metropolitan Detroit YMCA, Bizdom Fund and Rocket Giving Fund (where he also serves as President). Jay earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University.
With over 25 years of experience with the Company and currently serving as our Chief Executive Officer, Jay has a unique perspective and understanding of our business, culture and history, having provided strong leadership for our Company through many economic cycles, internal and external growth and other key operational and strategic initiatives. His ongoing day-to-day leadership gives him critical insights into our operations, strategy and competition, and allows him to facilitate the Board’s ability to perform its critical oversight function.
Bob Walters is our President and Chief Operating Officer. Bob has held these positions since March 2020. In these positions, Bob oversees the day to day operations of the business, focusing on strategic planning and leveraging synergies among various operational teams at the Company. Most recently, Bob has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Rocket Mortgage since 2017. From August 2016 to February 2017, Bob served as Chief Economist and Executive Vice President of Rocket Mortgage overseeing the Capital Markets and Servicing operations. Bob has been instrumental in leading the teams that manage interest rate risk management, trading and product development. Bob joined Rock Financial in 1997 after holding positions at both the National Bank of Detroit and DMR Financial Services. Bob earned his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and his undergraduate degree in finance from Oakland University.
Julie Booth is our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Julie has held these positions since March 2020. Previously she held positions with Rocket Mortgage leading its accounting and finance teams as Vice President, Finance and Treasurer from 2005 to 2010 and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 2010 to March 2020. She is responsible for the accounting, finance, treasury, tax and investor relations functions, and she assists with the internal audit function. Prior to joining Rocket Mortgage, she was a senior manager with Ernst & Young LLP in Detroit, where she had 13 years of experience serving banking and mortgage banking clients in the assurance practice. She currently serves as the board Chair for Make-A-Wish Michigan and previously served as Chair for the Mortgage Bankers Association Financial Management Committee. Julie earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Michigan and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Brian Brown is the Chief Accounting Officer of Rocket Companies. In this role, he leads the teams responsible for financial analysis, forecasting, accounting, financial reporting and financial systems.
Brian joined Quicken Loans in 2014 as Director of Finance. Prior to joining the company, he was a senior manager at Ernst & Young, where he spent eight years serving mortgage and banking clients.
Brian earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Wayne State University and is a Certified Public Accountant in Michigan.
He resides in metro Detroit with his wife and daughter. When Brian isn’t at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking and watching Premier League soccer.
Angelo Vitale is our General Counsel and Secretary. Angelo has held this position since March 2020. Since early 2020, Angelo has been the Chief Executive Officer of our subsidiary Rock Central. Angelo was with Rocket Mortgage from 1997 through early 2020, leading its legal, audit and risk teams as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since 2014. In that role, he was responsible for all legal functions, including regulatory compliance, commercial real estate leasing and enterprise risk management. Prior to joining Rocket Mortgage, Angelo was Senior Counsel for 12 years with another national mortgage servicing company. He began his legal career as an associate with a mid-size Detroit law firm specializing in the defense of personal injury litigation. Angelo earned a bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Detroit Mercy and a J.D. degree from Wayne State University School of Law. He serves on the board of trustees of University of Detroit Mercy.
Trina Scott is the Chief Diversity Officer of Rocket Companies. In her role, Trina develops the strategy and infrastructure that foster a culture of equity and inclusion, leveraging our team members’ diverse perspectives.
She’s passionate about people and creates a work environment grounded in collaboration and freedom of self-expression.
Trina joined the Rock Family of Companies to lead the Diversity and Inclusion team in early 2017. Since then, she’s built positive connections between the 100+ companies that make up the Rock Family of Companies and its local communities by attracting, engaging and developing top talent.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Oakland University, where she also competed on the women’s basketball team. Trina resides in metro Detroit with her husband, daughter and niece. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, as well as giving back to the community.