John Fikany is the Vice President of Strategy and Development for Quicken Loans. He is also responsible for Community and Employer Branding, which includes attracting talent, business and partnerships to the Quicken Loans Family of Companies and the City of Detroit.
Fikany joins Quicken Loans with over 29 years of technology and industry leadership. Most recently, Fikany served in multiple executive assignments the past 13 years at Microsoft, including Vice President of Microsoft’s Central Region Enterprise Business consisting of 18 States and $3.5 billion in in revenue. Prior, he was responsible for the $6.2 billion U.S. Commercial Industry practice, responsible for driving industry strategy, sales, services, partner and marketing execution for 19 verticals. This organization serviced over 3,600 national commercial customers, in the Manufacturing, Healthcare, Financial Services, Retail, Distribution and Professional Services Sectors. He served on the North American Enterprise Product Group Leadership Team, the US Enterprise Leadership Team, as well as an acting Partner in the company.
Prior to this role, Fikany was the Vice President responsible for building out the U.S. Manufacturing Industry Sector for Microsoft, including Automotive &Industrial Equipment, High-Tech Manufacturing, Consumer Packaged Goods, and Oil & Gas that supported 1,100 strategic national enterprise customers and over $1.2 billion in revenue. Prior to this role, he began his career at Microsoft developing the U.S. Automotive and Industrial Equipment vertical.
Additionally, Fikany has spent 10 years in the Unisys marketplace and 8 years at Oracle Corporation where he served as Area Vice President, responsible for marketing, product and application sales, consulting, education and support services.
As a native Detroiter, Fikany is dedicated to his hometown. He is passionately engaged in many charity and community organizations. He serves as an active Board member of the Detroit Economic Club, Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Focus: HOPE, Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan, the Parade Company, Sift, and the Detroit Music Experience. He is also involved with Michigan Governor Snyder’s cabinet around improving Michigan’s school systems. He has been on the cabinet for United Way and the Arthritis Foundation. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University, where he was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in science and technology. He also was recently awarded the Global Citizen Award from Lawrence Technological University. He resides in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan with his wife Marcy and their two children.