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Dan Gilbert

Dan Gilbert is the founder and chairman of Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures and the chairman of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Under Gilbert’s leadership, Quicken Loans has become the nation’s largest mortgage lender. Rock Ventures is the umbrella entity for his portfolio of business and real estate investments. Its more than 100 affiliated companies across the country employ more than 30,000 team members, including more than 17,000 in Detroit’s urban core.

Gilbert is also an active investor in fintech, sports-related and consumer direct companies. He is a founder and principal of Detroit Venture Partners (DVP), a venture capital firm that funds startup and early-stage technology companies and a Founding Partner of Detroit-based private equity group Rockbridge Growth Equity. In addition, he isthe co-founder of Detroit-based StockX, the world’s first ‘stock market of things’.

Gilbert began moving his Family of Companies to Detroit’s central business district in 2010 in an effort to help lead the transformation of a great American city. In 2011, he co-founded Detroit-based Bedrock, a full-service real estate firm. Prior to that, he also founded JACK Entertainment, a developer and owner of unique urban casinos.

Gilbert has been recognized for transforming Detroit and was named co-chair of the Blight Removal Task Force appointed by the Obama Administration. He serves on the boards of the Cleveland Clinic and the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

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