About Jay Farner

About Jay Farner

Comments Off 18 July 2013

Jay Farner is President and Chief Marketing Officer of Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online home loan lender and third largest retail mortgage lender. In addition, Jay serves as Portfolio Manager for Quicken Loans’ family of companies.  Jay is instrumental in leveraging the synergies between Quicken Loans’ marketing and mortgage origination operations.  This strategic alliance has played a key role in the company’s record $70 billion in retail home loan volume in 2012, a 133 percent increase over the $30 billion previous record, set in 2011.

Jay Farner - President and CMO, Quicken Loans

Jay joined Rock Financial in 1996 and quickly became one of the company’s top mortgage professionals.  In early 1997, he became a Director of Mortgage Banking

and played a significant role in training and development for Rock Financial, the company’s former Michigan-only brand.  He was later promoted to Vice President of Web Mortgage Banking in May 1998 and helped to establish Quicken Loans as the largest online lender in the country. for Quicken Loans’ family of companies.  Jay is instrumental in leveraging the synergies between Quicken Loans’ marketing and mortgage origination operations.  This strategic alliance has played a key role in the company’s record $70 billion in retail home loan volume in 2012, a 133 percent increase over the $30 billion previous record, set in 2011.

Detroit-based Quicken Loans employs nearly 10,000 team members and earned the highest rating for customer satisfaction among all U.S. home loan lenders in a study by J.D. Power and Associates in 2010, 2011, and 2012 and ranked in the Top 10 of FORTUNE magazine’s ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ in 2012, placing among the Top-30 companies on FORTUNE’s list for the past 10 years. The company has been recognized as one of Computerworld magazine’s ‘100 Best Places to Work in IT’ the past nine years, ranking No. 1 in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2013. Quicken Loans also ranked as the nation’s best employer in Workplace Dynamics’ 2013 National Top Workplace list.  The benchmark study of more than 870 companies based its rankings solely on feedback gathered through an employee survey.

In addition to his role at Quicken Loans, Jay lends support to Bizdom, serving on the entrepreneurial accelerator’s appropriations board which determines funding for proposed startup businesses located in Detroit and Cleveland.

Jay also serves as Director for the credit monitoring site Quizzle.com, national reverse mortgage lender One Reverse Mortgage, real estate company In-House Realty, and marketing firm Rock Connections.

Along with his work for Quicken Loans, Jay serves as a board member for the Karmanos Cancer Institute and as the Chair of its Marketing Committee. He is also a board member of the Metropolitan Detroit YMCA.

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

 


RSS Quicken Loans ZING BLOG

  • What Your Student Loans Mean for Your Mortgage
    If you’re thinking about buying a home but you have outstanding student loan debt, you’re far from alone – you’re riding in the same boat with 37 million Americans. Quicken Loans Operations Director Lindsay Villasenor said about half of the applicants she sees have some sort of student loan debt on their credit report. If you have student loan debt, it doesn […]
  • A Weight Loss Transformation Worth Sharing: How It Happened
    When it began, the weight loss process was relatively mindless because I began by relying on packaged meals. Eventually, I took matters into my own hands – and lost more than 120 pounds in one year.The post A Weight Loss Transformation Worth Sharing: How It Happened appeared first on the ZING Blog by Quicken Loans.
  • Top Tips on Picking the Right Financial Planner
    Due diligence and a little common sense can lead you to a financial advisor who not only has your best interests in mind, but can improve your economic outlook. Here are some tips for you to keep in mind when searching for the right financial planner so you get the best bang for your buck. The post Top Tips on Picking the Right Financial Planner appeared fir […]
  • Neighbors’ Unkempt Homes Decrease Your Home Value: How to Take Action
    Dealing with a difficult neighbor and an unkempt home? Don’t lose your cool just yet. Check out the steps it takes to get your neighborhood back to the way it should be!The post Neighbors’ Unkempt Homes Decrease Your Home Value: How to Take Action appeared first on the ZING Blog by Quicken Loans.
  • 3 Must-Have Greenery Elements for a Refreshing Yard
    Whether it’s just a green lawn or trees, shrubs and flowers, your backyard should be inviting and picturesque. Adding greenery is the first step to a beautiful landscape, and greenery is what first attracts a visitor’s eye when they walk into your backyard. Here are some tips to help you design the backyard that fits your needs, budget and lifestyle.The post […]

© 2014 Jay Farner