Detroit-based Quicken Loans has hired veteran Detroit technology executive John Fikany as vice president of strategy. In the newly created role, Fikany will be 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 more than 10 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.
Fikany’s involvement in Detroit extends far beyond the workplace. He remains a board member of a number of philanthropic and business-focused organizations, including the Detroit Economic Club, Detroit Regional Chamber, Detroit Boys and Girls Club, Focus Hope, The Parade Company and others.
Fikany earned his bachelor’s in business and communications from Central Michigan University.