Austin Niemiec has spent the last year tirelessly doing two things: leading by example and being a steadfast advocate for mortgage brokers’ freedom to choose. Leading Rocket Pro TPO through a period of growth during the onset of the pandemic, Niemiec’s decisions and leadership led to incredible success for Rocket Pro TPO and its broker partners.
Niemiec’s leadership is a core reason why Rocket Pro TPO continued to grow throughout the pandemic and both he and the broad group of leaders at Rocket Companies had the foresight to stock up on the necessary technology to ensure its team members could be as effective in their at-home offices as they were in the office. This became a critical step in ensuring that Niemiec’s AEs supported Rocket Pro TPO’s brokers with great speed and certainty in March and April. Since then, he has continued to operate with foresight, especially focused on ensuring his team can scale with ease while we continue to onboard new partners and experience record-setting days and months. This led to spring 2021 being one of the best purchase seasons in the company’s history.
Niemiec has continued to push for Rocket Companies to leverage its resources to provide brokers with industry-leading technology. In March of 2021, Niemiec announced that Rocket Pro TPO earmarked $100 million specifically for broker technology in 2021. One of the most recent examples was the launch of its Pricing Calculator, which allows users to price out loan options and easily compare different products in an easy-to-consume, side-by-side way all without needing to go through an entire application.
What’s the secret to your success?
“The key to my success is being unabashedly team-focused. I make sure to always enter conversations and meetings with one focus: making sure the team succeeds.”
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