Jay Farner is Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board for Rocket Companies. Jay has been with Rocket Mortgage – a part of Rocket Companies and the nation’s largest mortgage lender – since 1996. Prior to his appointment as CEO of Rocket Mortgage in 2017, Jay served as President and Chief Marketing Officer for the organization.
With more than 25 years of experience at Rocket, Jay has a unique perspective and understanding of the tech-driven business model, culture, history and strategic vision. Throughout his tenure, Jay has provided strong leadership for the company through many economic cycles, continued channel diversification and an IPO in 2020. His responsibility as the visionary for Rocket Companies’ growth, coupled with his industry expertise, gives him critical insight into trends and strategy to fuel future success.
Jay serves as a board member of Detroit Labs LLC, Community Solutions, StockX, Bedrock Manufacturing, Rock Ventures LLC, Bedrock Detroit, the Metropolitan Detroit YMCA, Bizdom Fund and Rocket Giving Fund (where he serves as President).
Jay earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University.
Bob Walters is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Rocket Companies and Rocket Mortgage. He oversees the day-to-day operations of both businesses, focusing on strategic planning and leveraging synergies among various teams. Previously, Bob served as Chief Economist and Executive Vice President of Rocket Mortgage overseeing the Capital Markets and Servicing operations.
In his time at the company, Bob has been instrumental in leading the teams that manage interest rate risk management, trading and product development. He 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 Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Rocket Companies. She is responsible for the accounting, finance, treasury, tax, investor relations and the internal audit function.
Previously, Julie served as Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Rocket Mortgage. Under her leadership, the company has grown market share, achieved numerous record-breaking years and became the largest mortgage lender in the country – all while maintaining a fortress-like balance sheet. Prior to joining Rocket Mortgage, Julie was a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young in Detroit where she gained 13 years of experience serving banking and mortgage clients in the assurance practice.
Along with her work for Rocket Companies, 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.
Having been at Rocket since 2014, Brian most recently served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Rocket Mortgage. In this role, Brian worked directly with servicing and accounting leadership to provide day-to-day financial guidance and long-term strategy. Prior to joining the company, he was a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young, where he spent eight years serving banking and mortgage 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 is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking and watching Premier League soccer.
Angelo Vitale is General Counsel and Secretary of Rocket Companies. Prior to this role, Angelo led Rocket Mortgage’s legal, audit and risk teams as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In these roles, 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. Trina is responsible for developing and leading the strategy and infrastructure that fosters a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion – leveraging the company’s team members’ diverse perspectives. She is passionate about people and creates a work environment grounded in collaboration and freedom of self-expression.
Trina joined the company to lead its diversity, equity and inclusion team in early 2017. Since then, she has built impactful connections between the 100+ companies that make up the Rock Family of Companies and its local communities by attracting, engaging and developing top talent.
Trina resides in metro Detroit with her husband, daughter and niece and enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, as well as giving back to the community.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Oakland University, where she also competed on the women’s basketball team.
Tina V. John
Tina V. John is Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Rocket Companies. In this role, she advises on securities and corporate governance matters. Tina also provides guidance to the organization’s Board of Directors.
With nearly 15 years of experience, Tina has spent her career counseling public companies in matters related to compliance with securities laws, including reporting requirements of the SEC and NYSE, through both private practice and in-house settings. She has experience leading debt and equity offerings, transforming corporate governance structures and advising on activist shareholder matters and securities litigation.
She was awarded the Henry A. Morrill Constitutional Law Prize “Book Award” and participated in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2017 Fellows program. Tina is a member of the South Asian Bar Association of Michigan, New York State Bar, Ohio State Bar and Society for Corporate Governance Professionals. She was also part of the GC Powerlist US Team in 2015.
Tina earned her bachelor’s degree from Barnard College, Columbia University, and a J.D. degree from The University of Cincinnati College of Law.