Rocket CEO Jay Farner Retiring June 1

Long-time Rocket CEO Jay Farner is retiring after 27 years and he says the move will give him more time to focus on his family. Farner will officially retire effective June 1, 2023, according to a press release. He is also giving up his position on Rocket’s board of directors, effective immediately. “Being part of this amazing organization has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. More than 27 years ago, fresh out of college, I decided to join a small mortgage company led by Dan Gilbert. I could never have predicted the amazing journey that one decision would have taken me on,” Farner said.  Farner joined Rock Financial– the company that would later become Rocket Mortgage…

Rocket Rolls Out Rewards Program That Can Be Put Towards Closing Costs

Rocket Companies has rolled out a rewards program that allows consumers to get points towards various transactions across Rocket’s platforms, the company announced. In its first phase, consumers will be able to use Rocket Rewards on closing costs when financing a home through Rocket Mortgage. “Rocket Companies is known for delivering exceptional client service and the introduction of Rocket Rewards continues that trend – showing our appreciation for clients by offering incentives at various points throughout their financial journey,” said Jay Farner, Vice Chairman and CEO of Rocket Companies.  Home shoppers need to create an account and visit the rewards page. New clients will get a 7,500-point welcome bonus, or $75, which can be used on closing costs. More points…

Rocket Announces Exec Leadership Changes

Rocket’s CFO and General Counsel are both retiring, resulting in changes to its executive leadership, the company announced in a press release. Julie Booth, CFO and Treasurer, will be retiring effective November 15. She has been with Rocket Mortgage for nearly 20 years and has served as CFO since 2005. She will be replaced by Brian Brown, currently Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to Rocket, he consulted with financial services companies at EY. “During her time as CFO, Julie has been a tremendous leader in our organization, helping guide our company through significant growth and expansion, culminating with our IPO in 2020,” said Jay Farner, Rocket Companies Vice Chairman and CEO.  “Even more impressive is the tremendous team Julie has built…

Women Leaders: Meet Three Of Amrock’s Movers And Shakers

By KIMBERLEY HAAS Three female leaders at Amrock are encouraging other women to ignore the noise and believe in themselves as they climb the corporate ladder. Amrock, headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, is a leading national provider of title insurance, property valuations, and settlement services. They are a part of Rocket Companies. Nicole Beattie, Chief Executive Officer of Amrock, has been with Rocket for nearly 18 years and began her career in mortgage banking at Rocket Mortgage – which was Quicken Loans – before transitioning to origination operations leadership. Since then, Beattie has held numerous roles, leading teams in underwriting, closing, and servicing. But that doesn’t mean she hasn’t doubted herself on the way up the ladder. Beattie reported during a recent…

Morning Roundup (2/10/2022)– Labor Market Uncertainty, Second Home Demand Remains High

Good Morning! Today is Thursday, February 10. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi suggested that they were open to banning members of Congress from trading stocks. Officials have delayed the medal ceremony for team figure skating amid reports that a Russian skater failed a drug test. A former casino executive was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for a bribery scheme to get his daughter into U.S.C. The Mortgage Note Reports Impact Of Labor Numbers On Housing Market Remains Unclear: Despite an uptick in job numbers and an increase in personal incomes, there is still uncertainty about how the latest Labor Statistics Report will impact the housing market. Second Home Demand: Second home demand outpaced primary residence demand…

Morning Roundup (1/6/2022)– Rocket Leadership Changeup, Second Home Demand Remains High

Good Morning! Today is Thursday, January 6. It’s the anniversary of the January 6 riot, and President Biden will speak today on steps to strengthen democracy in the US. A Philadelphia fire left at least thirteen dead and two hospitalized. The CDC recommended Pfizer boosters for children aged twelve and up. And in mortgage and housing news… Check Out The Photos!: These are the most expensive homes in 2022’s hottest housing markets. Second Home Demand Stays High: December demand for vacation homes topped pre-pandemic levels by 77% as affluent Americans continue to take advantage of remote work and low-interest rates. But it’s so hard to get into the game, some people are comparing it to finding their way into an…

Rocket Announces Leadership Changes

Rocket Mortgage announced several leadership changeups, including a new title for Jay Farner, the company announced. Farner, currently Vice Chairman and CEO of Rocket Companies, will now have the title of CEO for Rocket Central, the hub for the Rocket Companies fintech platform. The title change will not impact his role at the company, allowing him to “continue driving the growth of the entire ecosystem from mortgage and real estate to car sales and personal finance,” according to the statement. The former CEO of Rock Central, Angelo Vitale, will now focus exclusively on his role as General Counsel and Secretary at Rocket. Rocket Mortgage veteran Bob Walters will take over the role of Rocket Mortgage CEO. Prior to this promotion,…

Nicole Beattie Named Amrock CEO

Amrock, a title insurance and property valuations provider, announced its CEO Brian Hughes will retire at the end of this month. Nicole Beattie, Executive VP of Mortgage Servicing at Rocket Mortgage will assume the role on November 19. “I would like to congratulate Brian on Amrock’s success. His leadership has solidified the company’s position at the top of the industry and paved a clear path of innovation for years to come,” said Beattie.  “I’m excited to build on the company’s momentum, continuing to create technology solutions that improve the mortgage closing experience for our lender partners and the clients they serve.” Beattie spent 18 years with Rocket Companies, the last four as EVP of Rocket Mortgage’s servicing team, managing a…