- Julie Booth moving from the role of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to a Strategic Advisor
- Angelo Vitale transition from General Counsel and Secretary to Of Counsel role
DETROIT, October 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Rocket Companies (NYSE: RKT) today announced the retirement of Julie BoothChief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer effectively November 15, 2022and Angelo VitaleGeneral Counsel and Secretary effective October 3, 2022. Both Booth and Vitale will remain with the company in strategic advisory roles.
Booth joined Rocket Mortgage 19 years ago and has served as the organization’s CFO since 2005. She plans to remain in her current position until then November 15, 2022, after which she will move into an advisory role within the company. The board has appointed Brian Browncurrent Chief Accounting Officer of Rocket Companies, as the new CFO and Treasurer.
“During her tenure as CFO, Julie was an outstanding leader in our organization who helped lead our company through significant growth and expansion, culminating with our IPO in 2020,” she said Jay Farner, Vice Chairman and CEO of Rocket Companies. “Even more impressive is the amazing team Julie has built and the deep care she has shown for everyone at our company, including Brian who has already proven to have incredible financial savvy who will help us go far into the future to lead.”
Brown, who joined Rocket in 2014, currently leads the company’s accounting, finance, treasury and procurement teams. He has also been a key member of the investor relations effort since Rocket Companies went public Aug 2020, regularly meets with investors and helps set strategy for the company. Before joining Rocket, Brown spent eight years at EY advising public financial services companies.
Vitale – who has been with Rocket Mortgage and Rocket Companies for more than 25 years – will transition from his current role to an “Of Counsel” position effective immediately. Prior to his appointment as General Counsel for Rocket Companies, Vitale was CEO of Rocket Central and also served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Rocket Mortgage.
“Angelo has been an absolute pillar of this company for as long as I can remember. His wise advice and passion for our business are legendary,” said Farner. “Whether it was sharing his expertise or taking on a new role, he was always willing to do whatever it took to make the company successful.”
Assuming the roles of General Counsel and Secretary is Tina V.John, the company’s former deputy general counsel and assistant secretary. John joined Rocket Companies in 2020 following the IPO and has worked closely with the Board of Directors since joining the company.
She began her 15-year legal practice specializing in capital markets and public company leadership at Shearman & Sterling LLP, a multinational law firm headquartered in NYCand most recently headed the Corporate Governance and Securities practice group at a Ohio-based American lifestyle retailer.
“Tina quickly proved to be a great legal expert and is the obvious choice to fill in Angelo’s big shoes. Since joining the company, she has worked very closely with management. It is clear that her skills, strong knowledge and ability to build a team will make her a significant asset to our company,” added Farner.
About rocket companies
Founded in 1985, Rocket Companies is a Detroit-based FinTech platform company consisting of personal finance and consumer technology brands including Rocket Mortgage, Rocket Homes, Amrock, Rocket Auto, Rocket Loans, Rocket Money (formerly known as Truebill), Rocket Solar, Rocket Mortgage Canada (formerly known as Edison Financial) , Lendesk, Core Digital Media, Rocket Central and Rock Connections.
Rocket Companies’ mission is to be the best at providing security in life’s most complex moments, so its customers can live their dreams. The company helps clients realize the dream of home ownership and financial freedom through industry-leading customer experiences powered by its simple, fast and reliable digital solutions. Rocket Companies was ranked #7 on Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2022, ranking in the top third of the list for 19 consecutive years. Visit www.rocketcompanies.com for more information.
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