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Jay Farner

Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Rocket Companies

Jay Farner is the vice chairman and chief executive officer of Rocket Companies, which made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange in August 2020. Farner is also chief executive officer of Rocket Mortgage, the nation’s largest mortgage lender. He is responsible for the leadership and growth of the company.

Prior to becoming the chief executive officer of Rocket Mortgage, he was the company’s president and chief marketing officer. Farner joined Rock Financial in 1996, and in early 1997, was named a director of mortgage banking. Farner was later promoted to vice president of web mortgage banking.

Along with his work for Rocket Companies, he serves as an executive board member for Community Solutions, StockX, Shinola, the Metropolitan Detroit YMCA, and the Rocket Giving Fund.

Farner earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University and is a member of the 2011 Crain’s Detroit Business 40 under 40 class. He resides in the Detroit area with his wife, Wendi, and their three children.