RJ Wolney has more than 10 years of experience working with public and privately-held businesses in various areas of finance including mergers and acquisitions advisory, equity capital raising and debt financing. He currently serves as Director of Business Development for Rock Ventures focusing on strategic analysis, investment opportunity evaluation and the execution of acquisitions and financings.
Prior to Rock Ventures, RJ worked in the Corporate Finance department of William Blair & Company, a global investment banking and asset management firm based in Chicago, working with Consumer & Retail businesses primarily offering mergers and acquisitions as well as equity capital raising advisory services. RJ moved back to the Detroit area with his wife and son in 2012 to join the exciting efforts underway at Rock Ventures and to help revitalize his hometown.
Rock Ventures is an umbrella entity formed to provide operational coordination, guidance and integration to Dan Gilbert’s portfolio of companies and investments. Members of the Rock Ventures “Family of Companies” include Quicken Loans, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Fathead, RockBridge Growth Equity, Bedrock Real Estate, Detroit Venture Partners and 60+ other companies. Rock Ventures is engaged in economic and real estate development, marketing and communications, philanthropy and government relations and is committed to transforming downtown Detroit into a place where people want to live, work and play.