DETROIT, January 25, 2016 – Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the nation’s second largest retail mortgage lender, today announced veteran Detroit technology executive John Fikany has joined the company as Vice President of Strategy. In the newly created role, Fikany will be responsible for development of strategy and execution for large technology and other initiatives, while identifying and leveraging technology and business opportunities within Quicken Loans and its family of companies.
“John is a proven leader and well-respected member of the Detroit business community who will be a tremendous asset to our team and the future growth of our businesses,” said Jay Farner, President and Chief Marketing Officer for Quicken Loans. “He has an impressive track record working in some of the world’s largest and most successful tech companies, which makes him a perfect fit for the innovation and technology-driven culture at Quicken Loans. John will play a key role in helping us further grow and optimize our business.”
Most recently, Fikany served as General Manager and Vice President of Microsoft’s Enterprise Sales and Partner Group. In his Vice President role, he led Microsoft’s enterprise sales in 18 U.S. states and oversaw nearly 1,000 employees. In his 12 years at the company he also held a number of other senior level roles, including Vice President of U.S. Commercial Sector Industries. Prior to joining Microsoft, Fikany also held multiple vice president sales roles at Oracle.
“Quicken Loans is a world-class organization. I’m honored for the opportunity to not only help grow their business, but also work alongside a tremendous team that has been at the forefront of driving Detroit’s comeback,” said Fikany. “The company is a technology powerhouse with an entrepreneurial culture – an environment I’m very excited and proud to be part of.”
Fikany’s involvement in Detroit extends far beyond the workplace. He remains a board member of a number of philanthropic and business-focused organizations, including the Detroit Economic Club, Detroit Regional Chamber, Detroit Boys and Girls Club, Focus Hope, The Parade Company and others.
About Quicken Loans
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s second largest retail home mortgage lender. The company closed $200 billion of mortgage volume across all 50 states since 2013. 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 six consecutive years, 2010 – 2015, and highest in customer satisfaction among all mortgage servicers in 2014 and 2015.
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 11 years, ranking No. 1 in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2007, 2006 and 2005. The company moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010, and now more than 10,000 of its 13,000 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.