– Partnership with elite golfer the first in golf for Quicken Loans –
DETROIT, April 8, 2015 – Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the nation’s second largest retail mortgage lender, today announced a long-term partnership with PGA TOUR® golf professional Rickie Fowler. The sponsorship will include the Quicken Loans logo gracing Fowler’s signature orange golf bag as well the young superstar serving as a Quicken Loans spokesman on the PGA TOUR.
“Rickie stands out not only as an incredible golfer but also as someone who brings a new level of enthusiasm to the sport – which makes him a perfect fit for Quicken Loans,” said Jay Farner, President and Chief Marketing Officer for Quicken Loans. “Quicken Loans has a history of boosting excitement in the world of sports with special events like hosting the first college basketball game on an active aircraft carrier and offering a billion dollars for a perfect college basketball bracket. Now we are looking forward to building on that legacy by teaming up with this one-of-a-kind golfer.”
“Quicken Loans is a true competitor, consistently bringing home client satisfaction trophies for their mortgage process,” said Rickie Fowler, the world’s 12th ranked golfer. “I can’t think of a better brand to represent. I will do my best to bring home some championships for this winning team.”
Rickie Fowler was the top ranked amateur golfer for 36 weeks between 2007 and 2008. He joined the PGA TOUR in 2009 and was named the PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year in 2010. Fowler placed top-five in all four majors in 2014, one of only three players to ever do so. The Masters will be his first tournament on the PGA TOUR representing Quicken Loans.
Quicken Loans is the title sponsor of the Quicken Loans National for the second year. The tournament will be played at Robert Trent Jones GC in Gainesville, Virginia on Sunday, August 2, 2015. Quicken Loans is also the official mortgage sponsor of the PGA TOUR.
About Quicken Loans
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s second largest retail home mortgage lender. The company closed $140 billion of mortgage volume across all 50 states in 2013-2014. Quicken Loans generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Scottsdale, Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Primary Mortgage Origination” in the United States by J.D. Power for the past five consecutive years, 2010 – 2014, and highest in customer satisfaction among all mortgage servicers in 2014.
Quicken Loans was named among the top-30 companies on FORTUNE magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the last 12 consecutive years, ranking No. 12 in 2015. It has been recognized as one of Computerworld magazine’s ’100 Best Places to Work in IT’ the past ten years, ranking No. 1 in 2014, 2013, 2007, 2006 and 2005. The company moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010, and now more than 10,000 of its nearly 12,000 team members work in the city’s urban core. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit QuickenLoans.com, on Twitter at @QLnews, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/QuickenLoans.