Meet Our Leadership Team

Meet the people who are guiding Rocket Pro TPO and setting the pace for our mission: helping our partners grow, strengthen and protect their business. Our leadership team inspires everyone at Rocket ProSM TPO to deliver our best to our partners every day.

Mike Fawaz

Executive Vice President
Rocket Pro TPO

Cory Scholl

Senior Vice President, Sales
Rocket Pro TPO

Paul Yatooma

Senior Vice President, Sales
Rocket Pro TPO

Stephen Balone

Senior Vice President, Sales
Rocket Pro TPO

Anthony Lynch

Vice President, Partner Operations
Rocket Pro TPO

Claire Kafoury

Executive Business Strategist
Rocket Pro TPO

Kevin Randolph

Senior Vice President, Client Experience Operations
Rocket Pro TPO

Evan Steiner

Senior Vice President, Engineering
Rocket Central

Stephanie Dockus

Director, Digital Product Management
Rocket Central

Elizabeth Evans

Director, Product Marketing
Rocket Central

Amy Myers

Director, Training
Rocket Pro TPO

Val Sadid

Team Leader, Data, Automation, Strategy, and Analytics
Rocket Central

Mike Fawaz

Executive Vice President
Rocket Pro TPO

Before his current position as Executive Vice President of Rocket Pro TPO he served as Senior Vice President of Sales for Rocket Pro TPO. In that role, he led all the Account Executives working with Rocket’s broker partners. Fawaz also formed personal relationships with thousands of Rocket’s mortgage broker partners, meeting with them to ensure their needs are met. Fawaz joined Rocket in 2011 as a mortgage banker, where he grew to understand the housing market through his work with many homeowners and buyers.

Fawaz started his college education in Liberia and completed his bachelor’s degree after immigrating to the United States. He and his family reside in the Detroit area.

Favorite ISM:
You'll see it when you believe it.

Why:
If you believe it, you can achieve it. We lead with our hearts and minds. We know the truth: If we truly believe in something, we can – and will – affect the outcome. If we believe in ourselves first, we dramatically increase our odds of success. If we believe it can happen, then it will.

Anthony Lynch

Vice President, Partner Operations
Rocket Pro TPO

Part of the mortgage industry since 2005, Anthony blends a strong sales background with an understanding of technology to manage projects that give partners an elite experience. Anthony is obsessed with building a team of mortgage pros who are passionate about their partners.

Favorite ISM:
Innovation is rewarded. Execution is worshipped.

Why:
Without execution, there is nothing. I ask leaders: Would you rather have a perfect strategy with average execution or an average strategy with perfect execution? It's my belief that you could have the most amazing strategy, but it's all for nothing if you fail on the execution. Most humans choose strategy because … execution is intrinsically more challenging, and it is. That's why I live for the execution.

Stephanie Dockus

Director, Digital Product Management
Rocket Central

Stephanie brings more than 20 years of experience in product management and software delivery to the team. She is passionate about creating innovative digital solutions that simplify workflows and deliver value to our partners.

Favorite ISM:
Obsessed with finding a better way.

Why:
Solving problems and reducing complexity is at the heart of our mission. I believe we continue to learn, grow, and improve the world around us when we remain curious about the possibilities and passionate about delivering amazing outcomes.

Stephen Balone

Senior Vice President, Sales
Rocket Pro TPO

As Vice President of Sales, Stephen works closely with our Divisional Vice Presidents and Account Executives to help develop and maintain relationships with our valued TPO partnerships. More recently, Stephen and his group have been assigned to work closely with our specialty channels and partners. Prior to his current role, Stephen was Divisional Vice President of National Accounts and has been with Rocket Mortgage for 15 years

Favorite ISM:
Numbers and money follow; they do not lead.

Why:
I found out at an early stage in my career that one of the keys to your development and growth was investing in your skill, knowledge and trusting the process. I was fortunate to have incredible leadership along the way to help foster that, but I always felt that if you worked hard each day and did the right things for the right reasons, then good things would follow.

Evan Steiner

Senior Vice President, Engineering
Rocket Central

With a 15+ year background in software development, Evan originally joined the FoC in 2013 as the Director of Engineering for Chalkfly, an e-commerce start-up in the Madison Building. In 2014 he transitioned over to Quicken Loans and was lucky to land on a small team that had just launched a brand new website with big ambitions - rocketmortgage.com. Over the years Evan has been fortunate enough to lead in many areas of Rocket Mortgage Technology, including Rocket Mortgage Application and Origination, Mobile, Licensing, Pathfinder and more. He currently leads Rocket Mortgage’s Partnership Engineering Teams, which include Rocket Pro TPO, Rocket Pro Originate and Insight, as well as our Mortgage as a Service offering.

Favorite ISM:
Innovation is rewarded. Execution is worshipped.

Why:
We are here to make an impact for our Team Members, our Partners, and ultimately our Clients, by putting high quality software into production that solves their needs. It is an amazing opportunity and responsibility that I take very seriously.

Claire Kafoury

Executive Business Strategist
Rocket Pro TPO

Claire has spent 20 seasons with the organization. She has held several roles within the company including Sales, Operations, Training, Capital Markets and Product Strategy that have given her a strong foundation of knowledge and skillsto tie threads and drive decisions. She loves being a part of the Rocket Pro TPO team, the culture and is passionate about what we are building for our partners.

Favorite ISM:
Yes before no.

Why:
You need to KNOW before NO. There are a lot of ideas and different ways of thinking. When one door closes, another one opens. Many Feedback is a gift, and all ideas need to be explored and understood. Many ideas lead to innovation, opportunity, and growth. If we execute on the right ideas that make a positive impact, we will succeed.

Headshot of Cory Scholl for QLMS

Cory Scholl

Senior Vice President, Sales
Rocket Pro TPO

As a highly motivated financial technology executive with over 19 years of experience, Cory places his partners first and works to continuously grow their business. Prior to his current role, Cory was a President’s Club Mortgage Banker for 17 years.

Favorite ISM:
Do the right thing.

Why:
This is the foundation of our culture. … We operate with integrity both professionally and personally. There is no other option: The high road is the only option. When everyone understands that this is how we operate, we all know what the expectations are and live in a much less stressed environment. Nothing in life is perfect, but when you partner with someone that lives "do the right thing," it sure is less stressful.

Elizabeth Evans

Director, Product Marketing
Rocket Central

Elizabeth is a forward-thinking business leader with over 20 years of experience leading global marketing teams for a Fortune 50 financial services organization, a technology protection provider, and start-ups for the sport of fitness and drone racing. With a career spanning across operations, strategy, and creative services, she has successfully helped drive business growth and build high-performing teams. Elizabeth is at her best when given a complex problem and working towards a thoughtful solution.

Favorite ISM:
Obsessed with finding a better way.

Why:
At Rocket we say, “If it’s good, let’s make it great. If it’s great, let’s take it to an even higher level.” When the mission is to impact the outcome – there’s always a better way. An easier, simpler, and more efficient way.

Paul Yatooma

Senior Vice President, Sales
Rocket Pro TPO

As Vice President of Sales, Paul works alongside the many dedicated Rocket Pro TPO Account Executives and incredible partners to better understand their opportunities and challenges. Using this information, Paul works closely with Rocket’s lending, operations and technology teams to ensure the company continues to deliver products and innovations that meet the actual, real-world needs of our broker partners. Gathering insights from brokers across America, Paul and his team are positioning Rocket Pro TPO to spot trends in the industry and quickly clear hurdles for our partners. A Rocket veteran for over 15 years, Paul has held many prominent roles within the company, including President’s Club Loan Officer, Senior Director and Divisional Vice President.

Favorite ISM:
You’ll see it when you believe it.

Why:
Everything great starts with belief. If you believe, then you can achieve. We drastically increase our odds of success when we believe in our ability to impact the outcome. The strategy and tactics will follow when there is strong belief.

Kevin Randolph

Senior Vice President, Client Experience Operations
Rocket Pro TPO

As Senior Vice President of Operations, Kevin is driven by team culture, process enhancements and maintaining relationships within the broker community. His leadership style is focused on developing, implementing and monitoring strategies that achieve both growth and operational goals within Rocket Pro TPO. Prior to his current role, Kevin led Retail Refinance and has been with Rocket for 9 years.

Favorite ISM:
Simplicity is genius.

Why:
Making the complex simple is tough and takes more than intelligence. It takes hard work and discipline. Taking the time and effort upfront to simplify can create magic. As we are constantly looking to innovate the mortgage industry, always being mindful of this ISM will lead us in the right direction.

Amy Myers

Director, Training
Rocket Pro TPO

As the Director of Training for Rocket Pro TPO, Amy believes that feedback is a gift and has a passion for creating elite educational experiences to elevate skill, inspire action and impact results.

Favorite ISM:
We’ll figure it out.

Why:
There is so much value in collectively coming together to overcome challenges and accomplish our goals. We are always better and stronger together.

Val Sadid

Team Leader, Data, Automation, Strategy, and Analytics
Rocket Central

Val brings 12+ years’ experience in the field of data, automation, strategy, and analytics. She joined the family of companies in 2015 and is privileged to have led teams focused on Rocket Pro TPO since 2018. Currently, she leads a multidisciplinary team of analysts, engineers and data scientists who are focused exclusively on Rocket Pro TPO and invested in broker partners’ success end-to-end. Val is a Midwesterner at heart, originally from Cleveland, OH and having spent many years in Detroit, MI. She currently lives in Richmond, VA with her two dogs Stella and Gus.

Favorite ISM:
Numbers and money follow; they do not lead.

Why:
As data folks, sometimes this ISM is hard to grasp. This ISM has empowered us to capitalize on the true power of data and lead with creative ideas and problem-solving rather than solely what’s on a spreadsheet.