Events



Upcoming events

    • Thursday, September 22, 2016
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • International Institute of Metro Detroit, 111 E. Kirby Street, Detroit MI 48202

    MSED Monthly Meeting

     

    "Detroit Riverside Chat"

    with Quicken Loans'

    Jay Farner and John Fikany

    Moderated by Dave Zilko of Fuel Leadership



     Thursday, September 22, 2016

    5:00 - 8:00 pm



    Program Summary:

    MSED is excited to announce our Detroit Riverside Chat with Detroit leaders Jay Farner, President and Chief Marketing Officer, and John Fikany, Vice President of Strategy, both of Quicken Loans. Led by moderator Dave Zilko, CEO of Fuel Leadership, the evening's discussion will prove to be both informative and engaging, with unique insights into how their experiences have brought them together into an innovation and technology-driven culture at Quicken Loans.

    These two dynamic leaders are accomplished professionals whose careers have deep foundations in the intersection of strategy, marketing and sales.  They have each traveled distinct career paths to reach their current roles, and are now together as integral parts of the leadership team at Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online home lender and second largest retail mortgage lender.

     

    Join us for this intriguing conversation about how these two gentlemen and Quicken Loans help to lead the development of large technology and other initiatives, while identifying and leveraging the multitude of business opportunities within the organization’s family of companies. Bring your questions and join us for an interactive conversation with these prestigious executives.


    And, as always, enjoy our MSED networking hour to get to know fellow members before the Detroit Riverside Chat begins.


    Agenda:

    5:00pm-6:30pm: Registration/ Networking, Hors d'oeuvres & Beer/Wine

    6:30pm-7:30pm:  Speakers / Q&A
    7:30pm-8:00pm:  Networking & Dessert


    About the Speakers:

    Jay Farner is President and Chief Marketing Officer of Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online home loan lender and second largest retail mortgage lender. In addition, Jay serves as Portfolio Manager for Quicken Loans’ Family of Companies. He is instrumental in leveraging the synergies between Quicken Loans’ marketing, business development and mortgage origination operations. This strategic alliance played a key role in the company achieving $220 billion in home loan volume across all 50 states since 2013.

    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 establish Quicken Loans as the largest online lender in the country.


    In January 2016, John Fikany was appointed as the Vice President of Development at Quicken Loans. In the newly created role, Fikany is responsible for development of strategy and execution for large technology and other initiatives, while identifying and leveraging technology and business opportunities within Quicken Loans and its family of companies. 


    Most recently, Fikany served as General Manager and Vice President of Microsoft’s Enterprise Sales and Partner Group. In his Vice President role, he led Microsoft’s enterprise sales in 18 U.S. states and oversaw nearly 1,000 employees. In his 12 years at the company he also held a number of other senior level roles, including Vice President of U.S. Commercial Sector Industries. Prior to joining Microsoft, Fikany also held multiple vice president sales roles at Oracle.

    Dave Zilko joined FUEL in December of 2015. He founded his first specialty food company more than 20 years ago and was an equity partner in multiple successful food enterprises. Most notably, Dave served as the Vice Chairman of Garden Fresh Gourmet, makers of the number one brand of fresh salsa in North America with revenues in excess of $100 million completing the sale of Garden Fresh to the Campbell Soup Company for $231 million in June 2015. 

    In addition to his “day job”, he is also an operating partner at Huron Capital, a Detroit-based private equity firm with over $1 billion under management, and serves on the boards of: the $60 million Grow Michigan venture fund, Jimmy Buffett’s charitable foundation, “Singing for Change,” and the executive board of Forgotten Harvest, the largest food rescue organization in the country.

    MSED Event Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, September 16th.  Cancellations received by this date will be refunded less a 10% administrative fee, with a minimum charge of $5.  Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received after this date; however, substitutions for another person to attend in your place are gladly accepted.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Executive Luncheon Series - Stephanie Bergeron, Walsh College
Friday, June 24, 2016 2016 Marketing & Sales Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
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Friday, April 15, 2016 Using LinkedIn to Increase Business
Thursday, March 31, 2016 Executive Luncheon Series - Carl Camden, Kelly Services
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 The Next Generation Economy: Insights from Detroit Entrepreneurs
Thursday, February 18, 2016 "Fireside Chat" with Steve Miller, Steve Kiefer & John McElroy
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Automotive Industry Outlook: Opportunities & Risks for 2016
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Holiday Networking
Friday, November 20, 2015 Effective Selling for Non-Selling Professionals
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Executive Luncheon Series - Mike Brosseau, Brose NA
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Roadblocks as Accelerants
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Summer Networking
Friday, June 19, 2015 Marketing & Sales Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 "Concept. Acquisitions. Marketing: The Talmer Bank Story"
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Automotive Roundtable: International Edition
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 The Problem of Yes!
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Networking at Valentine Vodka
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Automotive Industry Outlook: Opportunities & Risks
Friday, December 05, 2014 Professional Development Seminar: "Networking 2.0"
Thursday, November 20, 2014 MSED 21st Annual Awards Gala
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Shinola Detroit: An Inside Look at the Company's Story
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Thursday, April 25, 2013 Monthly Meeting: "Defining Moments in Leadership - A Group Discussion"
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Thursday, March 21, 2013 Automotive Journalists Panel: "CEO for a Day"
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Networking at Valentine Vodka
Friday, January 25, 2013 Locking Out the Competition: Ten Ways to Build Customer Loyalty
Thursday, December 13, 2012 December Monthly Meeting with Mark LaNeve, Global Team Ford
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Internet Marketing Workshop: From Qualifying Leads to Closing Sales
Thursday, October 18, 2012 MSED 19th Annual Awards Gala
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