@ Vice Chairman at Rock Holdings
Bill Emerson is Vice Chairman of Rock Holdings Inc., the parent company of Quicken Loans, the nation’s second largest mortgage lender, and several other FinTech businesses. He is responsible for leadership, growth and culture development across the entire Rock Holdings portfolio.
Most recently, Bill was Chief Executive Officer of Quicken Loans, a position he held for 15 years. Under his leadership, Quicken Loans became the second largest retail mortgage lender and has closed nearly $300 billion in home loan volume across all 50 states since 2013.
Bill joined Quicken Loans in 1993 as a Mortgage Banker. His passion and commitment for learning and growing, as well as his zeal for taking care of clients, helped him take on many roles at the company.
J.D. Power has ranked Quicken Loans “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Primary Mortgage Origination” in the United States for the past seven years, 2010–2016. The company was also ranked highest in the nation for client satisfaction among mortgage servicers by J.D. Power for three consecutive years, 2014 through 2016, each year the company was eligible.
Detroit-based Quicken Loans employs 16,000 team members. The company was ranked No. 10 on FORTUNE magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list in 2017, and has been among the top-30 companies for the last 14 years. Computerworld Magazine also recognized Quicken Loans as one of the “100 Best Places to Work in IT” for the past 12 years, ranking the company No. 1 in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2007, 2006 and 2005.
Bill is an active spokesman for the housing industry and has testified before the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. He served as Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) for the 2015-2016 term and is the former Vice-Chairman of the MBA’s Residential Board of Governors. He is also a board member of the Financial Services Roundtable’s Housing Policy Council (HPC) and the HPC’s Executive Council.
Bill is a member of the Board of Directors of Xenith, Inc., a football helmet company dedicated to advancing safety through innovation and education; the Detroit Economic Club; The Parade Company and the Skillman Foundation.
Dedicated to his community, Bill has been the recipient of the ALS Association’s Iron Horse Award and the Salvation Army’s prestigious William Booth Award, the nonprofit’s highest honor. He also supports the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Michigan Chapter.
Bill earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Penn State, where he was a member of the University’s 1982 National Championship football team.
Bill and his wife reside in the Detroit area with their two children.