Dan Gilbert

Founder at Rocket Companies, Inc.

Dan Gilbert

Dan Gilbert

Founder at Rocket Companies, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Rock Holdings, Inc.
New Mexico Thunderbirds
Utah Grizzlies

RelSci Relationships

4200

Primary Location

Michigan

Number of Boards

21

Birthday

1962 - Detroit, MI, United States

Age

59

Number of Awards

13

Estimated Net Worth

$5.8B

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Chief Executive Officer at Quicken Loans LLC

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Former Chief Executive Officer at M-1 Rail

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Vice Chairman at Quicken Loans LLC

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President & Chief Operating Officer at Quicken Loans LLC

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Chief Financial Officer at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

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Chair of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Penske Automotive Group, Inc.

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Director & Chairman-Government Relations at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

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Co-Founder at RockBridge Growth Equity LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at Detroit Downtown, Inc.

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Executive Vice President, General Counsel at Quicken Loans LLC

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Founder at Rocket Companies, Inc.
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IT Purchasing Team Lead, Purchasing at Michigan State University

Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university located in East Lansing, Michigan, United States and is the first land-grant institution that was created to serve as a model for future land-grant colleges in the country under the 1862 Morrill Act. Michigan State has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League. Following the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is the ninth-largest university in the United States, with 47,800 students and 2,954 faculty members.

Education
Bachelor's of Arts

Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university located in East Lansing, Michigan, United States and is the first land-grant institution that was created to serve as a model for future land-grant colleges in the country under the 1862 Morrill Act. Michigan State has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League. Following the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is the ninth-largest university in the United States, with 47,800 students and 2,954 faculty members.

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Wayne State University Law School is located in the City of Detroit’s Cultural Center, and is one of the schools of Wayne State University. The Law School was founded in 1927 and was originally named the Detroit City Law School as part of the City Colleges of Detroit. It is one of two public law schools in the state of Michigan. The Law School has educated and trained lawyers since 1927, and its 10,000+ alumni serve as leaders of the bench and bar. Alumni include six of the last ten presidents of the State Bar of Michigan, members of Congress, the former national president of the Federal Bar Association, and a quarter of all sitting judges in the Michigan judiciary.

JD Law

Wayne State University (WSU) is a public research university located in Detroit, Michigan, United States, in the city's Midtown Cultural Center Historic District and Wayne State University Buildings Historic District. Founded in 1868, WSU consists of 13 schools and colleges offering 370 programs to nearly 28,000 graduate and undergraduate students. It is currently Michigan's fourth-largest university and one of the 100 largest universities in the United States. The WSU main campus encompasses 203 acres (822,000 m²) linking more than 100 education and research buildings in the heart of Detroit. It also has six extension centers in the metro Detroit area providing access to a limited selection of courses. The institution is a notable engine in metro Detroit's educational, cultural and economic landscape, as manifested through efforts such as its thriving research and technology park and hosting of the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires and was made public in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Huffington Post reported in April 2012 that "81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity". As of July 2013, 113 billionaire individuals and couples and one family group have signed the pledge.

Member
Current

The State Bar of Michigan is a public body corporate. All persons licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan must be members of the State Bar of Michigan. The State Bar of Michigan does not have a role in Michigan's attorney discipline system and its staff members cannot give legal advice to members of the public.

Career History
Founding Partner
Current

Detroit Venture Partners is an active manager which provides equity financing in seed and early-stage technology companies. The firm invests in companies operating in the following areas: Internet, digital media and software. It invests in companies located in Detroit, Michigan.

Co-Founder
2010 - Current

Bedrock is a totally new kind of commercial real estate organization. We acquire, develop and manage undiscovered opportunities. Created by Quicken Loans' visionary founder and Chairman, Dan Gilbert, and veteran real estate entrepreneur, Jim Ketai, Bedrock is on a mission. The company’s sole focus is to revitalize Detroit’s Central Business District to create jobs, excitement and opportunity.

Founding Partner
2007 - Current

Rockbridge Growth Equity makes growth equity investments in companies primarily in the in the business services, financial services, sports, media/entertainment and consumer direct marketing sectors. Investments range from $20 million to $100 million, although the firm may consider smaller amounts if there is a clear path to reaching $20 million through acquisition. Rockbridge Growth Equity invests in developed and profitable companies with significant revenue, large market opportunities, differentiated services and proven business concepts. The firm typically invests in companies with revenues of at least $20 million and EBITDA of at least $4 million. The firm also considers minority investments with the appropriate governance provisions.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
1985 - Prior

Rock is a specialty finance company marketing conventional and sub-prime debt consolidation and home financing loans, secured primarily by first or second mortgages on one- to four-family, owner-occupied residences. The Company originates loans through 26 stores and branches, one marketing center and one call center. Founded in 1985 by its current Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Daniel Gilbert, Rock originates 100% of its loans through its retail operations, marketing its loans directly to consumers. The Company uses proprietary marketing methods and technology to increase its market penetration. Rock seeks to provide "world class" service to its customers, there by encouraging them to return for future loans and refer others to Rock for loans. The Company also focuses on recruiting, developing and motivating talented people, recruited from inside and outside the consumer finance industry, to implement its business strategies. Rock believes it is creating growing brand identities and a retail franchise that will sustain its loan origination efforts.

Director
Prior

Rawlings Sporting Goods Co., Inc. manufactures and markets sports equipment. Its products are produced for baseball, hockey, basketball and football and NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) merchandise. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in St. Louis, MO.

Director
Prior

Great Lakes Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company. It offers banking services for consumer and commercial customers principally located in western New York. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Buffalo, NY.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation supports pediatric medical education, pediatric-focused research and programs that help prevent childhood diseases and injuries. They accomplish this largely by working with experts at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan to identify initiatives that will have the greatest impact on improving the health of young people and families.

Trustee
Tenure Unconfirmed

PATIENT CARE, RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

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$5M
2016

Wayne State University Law School is located in the City of Detroit’s Cultural Center, and is one of the schools of Wayne State University. The Law School was founded in 1927 and was originally named the Detroit City Law School as part of the City Colleges of Detroit. It is one of two public law schools in the state of Michigan. The Law School has educated and trained lawyers since 1927, and its 10,000+ alumni serve as leaders of the bench and bar. Alumni include six of the last ten presidents of the State Bar of Michigan, members of Congress, the former national president of the Federal Bar Association, and a quarter of all sitting judges in the Michigan judiciary.

$1M +
2015

Founded in 1978, The Children’s Tumor Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well being of more than 100,000 Americans living with neurofibromatosis (NF). Its research program has played a key role in the discovery of the genes that cause NF, understanding the biology of NF, creation of The NF Clinic Network and preclinical screening of promising drug compounds to treat NF.

$1M +
2014

Founded in 1978, The Children’s Tumor Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well being of more than 100,000 Americans living with neurofibromatosis (NF). Its research program has played a key role in the discovery of the genes that cause NF, understanding the biology of NF, creation of The NF Clinic Network and preclinical screening of promising drug compounds to treat NF.

Political Donations
$1,000
2017

Representative from Michigan's 6th Congressional District

$5,000
2016
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Rocket Companies, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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100 Thieves LLC operates as a lifestyle, apparel, and e-sports organization. It retails sports apparel through online store. The company was founded by Matthew Haag and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

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Doppler Labs, Inc. provides wearable technology for the ears. Its products include here active listening, wireless devices and dubs acoustic filters. The company was founded by Noah Kraft and Fritz Lanman in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Krossover Intelligence, Inc. provides web based video indexing platform for sports teams. The firm sells the platform as Software-as-a-Service, allowing sports teams from around the world to purchase the product as well as indexing services. The company was founded by Vasudev Kulkarni and James M. Piette III on November 26, 2008 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Advisors
Advisor

Former Secretary & Corporate Counsel at Quicken Loans LLC

Awards & Honors
Rank #33
2021
Hurun - Global Rich List
Rank #250
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #286
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Events
Attendee
2013 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

Attendee
Dana Point, CA, United States
2012 Western Non-Traded REIT Industry Symposium

Attendee
Sun Valley, ID, United States
2012 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

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