Our Founders

About Dan & Jennifer Gilbert

Dan Gilbert is the Chairman of the board of directors of Rocket Companies. Dan is the founder of Quicken Loans, where he has been the Chairman of the board of directors since 1985. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Quicken Loans from 1985 to 2002.

Dan is the majority owner of Rock Holdings Inc. (RHI) and the Chairman of its board of directors, a position he has held since 2002. He is also the majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, a National Basketball Association team, and the operator of the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. Furthermore, he is the Chairman of Rock Ventures, which, through affiliates controlled by Dan, has invested and committed billions to acquiring and developing more than 100 properties, including new construction of ground up developments in downtown Detroit and Cleveland, totaling more than 18 million square feet in Detroit’s downtown urban core.

In February 2016, Dan co-founded Detroit-based StockX, the world’s first “stock market of things,” which combines the visible, liquid, anonymous and transparent benefits of a stock market with the online consumer secondary market.

Dan serves on the boards of the Cleveland Clinic and the Children’s Tumor Foundation. In 2015, Dan and Jennifer Gilbert established the Gilbert Family Foundation and in 2017, formed NF Forward to fund cutting-edge research dedicated to finding a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF).

Dan earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and his law degree from Wayne State University.

Jennifer Gilbert has more than 20 years of experience in interior design. She has evolved her expertise to serve as the Founder and Creative Director of Detroit-based POPHOUSE, a commercial design firm specializing in using data and industry research to provide cutting-edge workplaces for clients across a broad spectrum of industries.

In 2015, Jennifer founded Amber Engine, a home furnishings services and solutions technology company. Amber Engine’s mission is to provide the most accurate, complete and timely record of product data for the $275B industry through its easy-to-use, flexible and affordable cloud-based SaaS solutions.

Prior to Amber Engine, Jennifer founded Doodle Home, a digital platform for residential interior designers. Doodle Home was sold to Dering Hall in 2015.

Jennifer is active with a number of nonprofits focused on the arts, Jewish causes and finding a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF). She is President of NF Forward, Chair of the Cranbrook Academy of Art Board of Governors and serves on the board of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Jennifer founded the Detroit Art Collection to beautify and inspire public spaces and structures in downtown Detroit with sculptural and mixed media works from local, as well as national artists, galleries and dealers.

Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design at Michigan State University. She resides in the Detroit area with her husband, Dan, and their five children.