In an industry where attendees are known to change jobs frequently, the Rocket Mortgage leadership team is known for its longevity.
The newly promoted CEO Bob Walters has been with the company since 1997 through various iterations, since 1997. Tim Birkmeier, who is promoted to the position of President, has been with the company since 1996 for an even longer period.
In 1996 Jay Farner also came on board as Vice Chairman and CEO of parent company Rocket Cos.
This creates stability in top management at a time when major changes are expected across the industry as interest rates rise and purchases predominate.
National Mortgage News spoke to Walters after announcing its title change. Questions and answers have been edited for length and clarity.