2012 NBA All-Star Technology Summit: Bio Dan Gilbert

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Daniel Gilbert

Majority Owner, Cleveland Cavaliers
Founder & Chairman, Quicken Loans

Dan Gilbert became majority owner of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers and operator of Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena (“The Q”) in spring of 2005. He is owner of the NBA Development League’s Canton (Ohio) Charge, the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Lake Erie Monsters, and the Arena Football League’s (AFL) Cleveland Gladiators.

Gilbert is founder and chairman of Quicken Loans, the largest online home lender in the U.S. and one of the nation's top-five retail lenders. Quicken Loans closed a record $30 billion of home loan volume in 2011. Quicken Loans ranked in the Top 10 of FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2012, and has placed among the top 30 companies on FORTUNE’s list for the past nine years.

Gilbert also owns and operates several sports related consumer and technology based businesses, including Fathead, the leader in sports and entertainment wall graphics; Veritix/Flash Seats, a provider of paperless ticketing, technology, operations, and exchange; and Xenith, a developer of helmet technology focused on safety and the reduction of brain injuries.

In 2007, Gilbert launched Bizdom U, a nonprofit entrepreneurial academy that trains, mentors and finances business builders and their start-up enterprises in Detroit. Bizdom U opened its second location, in downtown Cleveland, in 2011. Gilbert serves on the boards of the Cleveland Clinic, the Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), and the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF).