Press Room

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Corporate Fact Sheet

Name

Movement Mortgage, LLC

Founded

2008

CEO

Casey Crawford

Headquarters

Charlotte

Employees

About 4,000

Locations

Movement Mortgage maintains operations centers near Charlotte, N.C., Virginia Beach, Va., and Phoenix, Ariz., plus about 450 loan production offices in 44 states.

Volume

Movement originated $7.83 billion in home loans in 2015. That's about one in every 75 homes purchased in the U.S.

Business

Movement primarily serves real estate agents and homebuyers in the purchase market by focusing on creating a referable experience, one loan at a time. We begin with upfront underwriting and process 70% of our loans in just seven business days.

Vision

Our vision is to serve one out of every 10 homebuyers in the U.S. by the year 2025.

Inc 5000
Inc. Magazine named Movement Mortgage the fastest growing mortgage bank in the U.S.
Mortgage Technology
Mortgage Technology Magazine recognized Movement Mortgage as a Top Tech-Savvy Lender.
American Banker
American Banker recognized Movement Mortgage's growth in social media, highlighting that our Loan Officers close 4 to 6 loans a month with social media alone.
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Leadership



Casey Crawford

CEO



Toby Harris

EVP



John Third

COO



Laura Bowles

CFO

Casey Crawford

Chief Executive Officer

Casey Crawford is the co-founder and CEO of Movement Mortgage. Under his leadership, the company has become one of the top 25 purchase mortgage banks in the country, generating over $214 million in annual revenue in 2014. In 2012 and 2013, Movement earned recognition as the fastest growing privately held mortgage bank in the country by Inc. Magazine.


From 2002-2003, Casey was a member of the Super Bowl XXXVII Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played tight end for the Carolina Panthers in 2000 and 2001 and was also drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 1995. Following his NFL career, Casey entered the real estate market as an agent and investor. His exploration of mortgage lending connected him with Toby Harris, a correspondent lender with National City Mortgage at the time. Together, they established Movement Mortgage.


Casey attended the University of Virginia where he earned a B.A. in Sociology and achieved All-ACC academic honors. He has a passion for philanthropy, is an active member of his church and enjoys hunting, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and CrossFit. Casey lives in Charlotte, NC, with his wife, Michelle, and two daughters.


Toby Harris

Executive Vice President

Toby Harris is the co-founder and EVP of Movement Mortgage, helping transform the company from a start-up into an industry leader with more than 3,000 employees. His vast experience in the mortgage and real estate industry has proven essential in leading and supporting its growth.


Prior to Movement, Toby served as the East Coast Partnership and Marketing Service Agreement Director for National City Mortgage. While there, he developed and implemented the company's national partnership platform, establishing and managing over 50 joint venture partnerships with real estate companies spanning the east coast. He has also served in positions including military serviceman, EMT and sheriff.


Toby is an Iron Man competitor, deep diving scuba instructor and is president and board member of Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver. He loves to bike, run and teach classes at church whenever possible. Toby has three sons and lives with his wife in Virginia Beach, VA.


John Third

Chief Operating Officer

John Third is the Chief Operating Officer for Movement Mortgage, responsible for the company's nationwide operations, including all processing, underwriting and technical support for loan officers and sales teams. John ensures loan officer satisfaction and reinforces Movement's Upfront Underwriting and 7 Day Processing standards.


Prior to joining Movement Mortgage in 2008, John worked at National City Mortgage where he most recently held the position of Vice President of Construction and Renovation Loans. He joined Movement in its launch phase as an operations manager and was head of compliance for a time before becoming COO.


John holds a B.S. in Mathematics with Computer Science from Robert Gordon University. He was born and raised in Scotland, and after college relocated to Virginia Beach, VA. He currently lives in Charlotte, NC, and enjoys CrossFit and renovating homes.


Laura Bowles

Chief Financial Officer

Laura Bowles is the Chief Financial Officer at Movement Mortgage. As CFO, Laura is responsible for the company's accounting, financial planning and investing activities. She also works with senior leadership on strategic planning and development to forecast and guide the future direction of the company.


Laura came to Movement in early 2014 a seasoned financial professional whose career catalog includes home loans risk management at Bank of America, a CFO for several Wachovia business units and most recently Director and Head of Consumer and Small Business Lending Products at Citibank. Previous roles also include positions at Liz Claiborne, Chase Capital and Merrill Lynch.


Laura holds a BSE from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She lives with her husband and two children in Charlotte, NC, and enjoys working out and making the most of nice weather with family trips to the mountains.


David King

Chief Brand Officer

David King is Movement Mortgage's Chief Brand Officer, in charge of branding and head of the marketing department. In addition to overseeing brand development and advertising, David is on mission to raise the bar on marketing creativity and presentation within the mortgage industry. Under David's leadership, Movement Mortgage has become widely recognized for its innovative, state-of-the-art branding approach.)


Prior to joining Movement, David owned and operated a media production business, creating promotional video, brand design and digital art for companies and organizations. He brought his talent and skills to Movement Mortgage in 2011 as the director of video marketing. His background also includes sales for a national security corporation, during which he rose to a top producer on the east coast.


David spent the first seven years of his life in Scotland and lived in England until age 14 when his family relocated to Hampton Roads, Virginia. He enjoys CrossFit and spending time on a lake or at the beach with his wife, son and daughter.


Deran Pennington

National Sales Director

As a National Sales Director for Movement Mortgage, Deran Pennington's leadership is critical to the company's ambitious vision to serve one out of every ten homebuyers in the United States by 2025. He is responsible for making sure regional directors, market leaders and loan officers reach their professional and personal potential.


Deran joined Movement in 2008 as a loan officer, following an extensive career in sales and management within the technology industry. His background includes managing national accounts for Oracle and Tumbleweed Communications, both major players in the tech field. At one time he was responsible for the technology and communications platforms for large national corporations such as Proctor & Gamble and Pepsi.


Deran holds a degree in computer science from the University of Kentucky and enjoys outdoor hobbies such as hunting and fishing. He lives in Charlotte, NC, with his wife, daughter and two sons.


Ignacio Metcalf

National Sales Director

Ignacio Metcalf is a Movement Mortgage National Sales Director. His leadership is vital to the fulfillment of the company's ambitious vision to serve one out of every ten homebuyers in the United States by 2025. He is responsible for sales growth, new branches, client relationships and strategic development across the company's rapidly expanding markets.


Ignacio spent several years in the mortgage industry before joining Movement in 2010, frequently recognized as a top sales producer. What drew him to the company is its dedication to the same values that guide his efforts as a national sales director - honoring people, working with integrity and bringing positive change to the industry.


Ignacio graduated from the College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University with dual degrees in economics and psychology. He lives in Richmond, VA, with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys family time centered on board games, the swimming pool and his daughter's soccer games.


Chris Allen

Chief Talent Officer

Chris Allen is the Chief Talent Officer at Movement Mortgage, responsible for finding, keeping and growing the company's primary asset; people. He leads a team of skilled recruitment, human resources and corporate culture staff in acquiring talent and investing in current hires. Together with his team, Chris carries out Movement's mission to love, value and effectively steward each employee.


Before joining Movement, Chris served in leadership roles at Elevation Church, including campus pastor and student pastor. Prior to that, he spent several years with Hayden Harper, a wealth management firm, holding roles of president and COO.


Chris graduated with degrees in business and Christian education from Wheaton College where he was part of the Division III men's soccer team. He played for the Charlotte Eagles from 2000 - 2003, earning national championship wins both in college and professionally. He enjoys outdoor activities with his family, as well as watching soccer, coaching youth soccer, fixing or building things around the house and reading. Chris and his wife have three sons and a daughter and live in Charlotte, NC.




David King

Chief Brand Officer



Deran Pennington

National Sales Director



Ignacio Metcalf

National Sales Director



Chris Allen

Chief Talent Officer

Mission & Culture

Here's the scoop on Movement Mortgage: We are leading a Movement of Change in our industry, in corporate cultures and in communities.

Through our unique process we are creating a referable experience for both homebuyers and real estate agents. We have created a corporate culture in which our employees can thrive both personally and professionally. We achieve this when we combine a passionate and relentless hard focus on professional excellence with a high view and value people. Finally, our goal is to have a long-term impact on the individual lives of those underserved in our communities. Out mission to love and value people drives everything we do. We have reinvested over $10.3 million in our communities through the Movement Foundation.

Movement Foundation

Movement Mortgage believes in reinvesting and being a Movement of Change in the communities in which we exist. This is the reason we created the Movement Foundation. Our goal is to have a long term impact in the individual lives of those who are economically, spiritually, and socially underserved in our communities. We accomplish this by establishing and supporting community centers, charter schools and matching dollar-for-dollar the amount our employees give to nonprofit work.

Multimedia

Explore our media library for videos, photos, and graphics for use in your reporting.

 

CNBC at Movement

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CNBC Live from Movement

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Fox and Friends

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Fox and Friends

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CNBC

4:10

 

Bloomberg TV

8:16

Brand Logos

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Casey Crawford Action Shots

6 items

Movement Foundation

5 items

Employee Action Shots

9 items

Casey Crawford Headshots

6 items

 

About Us

2:19

 

Grand Opening

1:05

 

Loan Officers

1:02

 

Buddy Ball

4:18

 

Toys for Tots

1:55

 

Christmas Video Recap

3:19

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