Dan Gilbert

Co-Founder at Quicken Loans, Inc.

Dan Gilbert

Dan Gilbert

Co-Founder at Quicken Loans, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

New Mexico Thunderbirds
Utah Grizzlies
Detroit Venture Partners LLC

RelSci Relationships

3362

Primary Location

Michigan

Number of Boards

21

Birthday

01/17/1962 - Detroit, MI, United States

Age

56

Number of Awards

12

Estimated Net Worth

$5.8B

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Former Chief Executive Officer at M-1 Rail

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Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Trustee at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

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Vice Chairman at Cleveland Cavaliers LP

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Chairman & 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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President & Chief Executive Officer at The Downtown Detroit Partnership

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Chief Human Resource Officer at Cleveland Clinic

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Head, Section of Preventive Medicine at Cleveland Clinic

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President at Wayne State University - Michigan

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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.

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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 focuses on investments in seed and early-stage technology companies. The firm is particularly interested in investments in companies operating in the following areas: Internet, digital media, software, marketing technology, direct-to-consumer, sports/entertainment, social media and e-Commerce. They do not invest in advanced manufacturing and biotechnology opportunities. Detroit Venture Partners focuses on investments in companies located in Detroit, Michigan. The firm seeks to invest in opportunities that can drive meaningful social change and help rebuild the city of Detroit through the creation of jobs and wealth. Initial investments typically range from $250,000 to $750,000. Detroit Venture Partners may invest $2 million to $3 million over the life of a company through follow-on investment rounds.

Founder
2016 - Current

StockX LLC operates a live marketplace that allows users to research, buy and sell certain consumer goods. It offers buyers and sellers historical price and volume metrics, real-time bids and offers, time-stamped trades, individualized portfolio tracking and metrics, as well as market analysis and news. The company was founded by Daniel Gilbert and Josh Luber in February 2016 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Founder
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
Current

Quicken Loans, Inc. provides retail mortgage lending services. It offers fixed and adjustable rate loans, refinancing, reverse mortgage, and federal and veteran housing plans. The company was founded by Dan Gilbert in 1985 and is headquartered in Plymouth, MI.

Chairman
Current

JACK Entertainment LLC is a Detroit-based urban gaming company focused on the development of gaming facilities. It also owns and operates casinos. The company was founded by Dan Gilbert and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Board Member
Current

Synchrony Innovations provides software tools, analytics, and various services to help multinational firms target the important areas for corporate venture capital and R&D investments. Its primary product, TiCR innovation analytics enterprise portfolio management platform, serves as a comprehensive system for quantifying the strategic value of innovation investment opportunities and portfolios. Synchrony Innovations’ main product provides CFOs, CTOs, chief innovation officers, R&D heads, and heads of corporate venture capital investment programs with comprehensive tool for systematically aligning investment decisions with strategic priorities. Its CVC design and development services help clients structure and focus their programs to produce various innovation options, and deploy better practices to facilitate the launch and long-term sustainability of their strategic corporate venture capital program. Synchrony Innovations was founded by Adam Caper in 2006. It is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Board Chairman
Current

Bizdom provides business development services. It serves as an investment vehicle and a platform for connecting entrepreneurs to resources within the Rock Ventures Family of Companies and non-profit partners. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Current

M-1 RAIL is a non-profit organization formed in 2007 to lead the design, construction, and future operation of a 3.3-mile circulating streetcar along Woodward Avenue between Congress Street and West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan. M-1 RAIL is an unprecedented public-private partnership and model for regional collaboration Notably, the first major transit project being led and funded by both private businesses, philanthropic organizations, in partnership with local government, the State of Michigan, and U.S. Department of Transportation.

Trustee
Current

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation operates as a non-profit academic, research and medical center. The firm also provides research, education and health information. It specializes in orthopedics, nephrology, neurology, neurological surgery, rheumatology, pulmonary, endocrinology and geriatrics. The company was founded by Charles Posternack, George W. Crile, Frank E. Bunts, William E. Lower and John Phillips on February,5 1921 and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.

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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
Investments
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Accretive Capital LLC provides financial media services. The firm provides timely, actionable ideas that help users navigate the uncertain and volatile markets in real-time with an unmatched caliber. The company was founded by Jason Raznick in 2009 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

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WSC Sports Technologies Ltd. develops software engine tool for the sports industry. Its content development engine technology enables the usage of the content for many implementations such as fan engagement, editorial solutions, and automation of production and social distribution workflow. The firm also provides WSC Video Playmaker, a zoom-in platform that provides an interactive video experience for sports fans. The company was founded by Daniel Shichman and Aviv Arnon in 2006 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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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.

Advisors
Advisor

Former Secretary & Corporate Counsel at Quicken Loans, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Rank #250
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #286
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #149
2015
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
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.