Leadership - Movement Mortgage

Leading a Movement of Change

Chief Commercial Officer

Michelle Donnelly

Michelle Donnelly
Chief Commercial Officer


Michelle Donnelly joined Movement Mortgage in March 2017 as the company’s first Chief Commercial Officer. She leads information technology, marketing, communications, and inside sales functions for the enterprise. Michelle is responsible for developing, overseeing and executing Movement’s technology strategy. She also works with senior leadership to define and implement the company’s overall customer journey and experience.

Michelle brings two decades of corporate leadership experience to the role and works across business functions to help Movement achieve its business objectives, implement commercial strategy and continue to develop as an organization. She has led the development of Movement’s proprietary sales and marketing platform, movehome. Michelle is also a highly sought-after speaker and thought leader on mortgage technology, sales and innovations. In 2019, she was named one of HousingWire’s Women of Influence.

A graduate of Harvard Business School, Michelle previously led a progressive, 20-year career at Eli Lilly and Company, one of the leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the world. Within this $21-billion enterprise, she served as an executive leader within its largest business unit, Lilly Biomedicines.

Michelle lives just outside of Charlotte, N.C., with her husband, Bob, and two sons, Jackson and Griffin. They enjoy all things sports related and being outdoors and active as a family.

Chief Innovation officer

John Third

John Third
Chief Innovation officer


Invited by friend and colleague Toby Harris to help launch a mortgage company in 2008, John Third has led the way in building Movement Mortgage into one of the industry’s most-innovative and responsive companies.

John has held a progressive career at Movement, serving as Chief Operating Officer from 2013-22, where he led mortgage operations, continuous improvement, process innovation and human resources. John has been a key driver of Movement’s trademark Upfront Underwriting and 6-7-1 Process over the last two decades.

John was named Movement’s first Chief Innovation Officer in 2022. He is known for his warm leadership style and embracing process innovations. He is an industry thought leader on the digital mortgage experience. John brings the experience of an originating loan officer to his role, which gives him the unique ability to understand mortgage transactions from a salesperson’s vantage point.

John is also a passionate advocate for Movement’s Love and Value culture and mission. He frequently asks how to make the employee experience more fulfilling, and he’s known for his generosity in developing nations such as India and Uganda, when he visits on trips with the Movement Foundation.

At home in Charlotte, NC, John is often immersed in real estate renovation projects or cheering on the Carolina Panthers.

John Third: NMLS 191454

Chief Operations Officer

Jason Stenger

Jason Stenger
Chief Operations Officer


Jason Stenger was named Chief Operations Officer for Movement Mortgage in 2022 following a seven-year run as the company’s Senior Vice President, National Director of Operations.

Jason oversees all day-to-day operations and training at Movement. He has more than 20 years of mortgage experience, supporting national mortgage operations teams ranging from $3 billion to $30 billion.

Jason has played a key role in leading Movement’s trademark Upfront Underwriting and 6-7-1 Process. He has an incredible passion for people and delivering superior customer service.

Jason is a native of New Jersey and is an avid fan of all Philadelphia sports teams. He and his wife Lisa live in Charlotte, N.C., with their two children, Colin and Mackenzie. He enjoys working out and all things sports related.

executive vp / co-founder

Toby Harris

Toby Harris
executive vp / co-founder


Movement’s co-founder and EVP, Toby Harris, is a driving force of the company’s leadership culture, process innovations and love for communities. In 2008, Toby joined forces with co-founder Casey Crawford to launch Movement. He brought three decades of experience to the new venture, most recently as a senior mortgage executive at National City Mortgage. Today, he’s respected as one of the driving forces behind Movement’s rapid growth as it became one of America’s 10 largest retail lenders in less than 10 years.

Toby’s influence can be seen in Movement’s 6-7-1 Process, an innovation he architected with Movement Chief Operating Officer John Third. He is also responsible for developing Movement’s servant leadership culture, taking hundreds of sales leaders under his wing over the years. He also oversees Movement’s growing joint-ventures division and continues to coach and develop leaders across the enterprise.

Toby leads Movement’s nonprofit partnership with International Cooperating Ministries, where he has overseen the construction of hundreds of churches and community centers in developing nations around the world. Toby is based in Virginia Beach, VA.

divisional sales leader

Kisha Weir

Kisha Weir
divisional sales leader


Kisha spent a decade in the early 2000s as owner and operator of her own home financing business, Mortgage By Design, until she landed at Eagle Home Mortgage, where for over eight years, she concentrated on the Pacific Northwest region.

Kisha joined Movement in 2019 as part of our acquisition of Eagle, our first-ever. Since then, Kisha has helped grow the Pacific Northwest to one of the company's largest and most prosperous regions.

Kisha's commitment to the team empowers them to consistently achieve their personal and professional goals. "I am excited to be with a company that possesses the same integrity and values that I do when it comes to investing in people," she says. "Movement is all about growth, and I have the honor of training, mentoring and coaching our team daily, and they're growing in leaps and bounds.”

Divisional Sales Leader

Chris Shelton

Chris Shelton
Divisional Sales Leader


Chris recruits, coaches, mentors and serves loan officers. His goal is to see LOs grow their business, income and influence through production – he truly believes and is working towards Movement closing 1 out of every 10 loans in the U.S.

Any challenges that cross Chris’ path are addressed head on, and are approached from multiple viewpoints in order to identify opportunities – Chris tries to see every situation from the eyes of our incredible loan officers.

Starting in 2012, Chris came up through the ranks at Movement as a Loan Officer, Market Leader, Regional Director and now a Division Leader. After almost a decade, what gets Chris excited to work at Movement? His answer is “everything.” He loves Movement’s culture, he loves people, and he loves getting up and going to work for our LOs every day.

Chris Shelton: NMLS 116406

divisional sales leader

Matt Schoolfield

Matt Schoolfield
divisional sales leader


With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Matt works to help those around him see what is possible, and empowers them to make it happen.

Matt’s job is to look for leaders; professionals who take responsibility for their relationships, their business, their success and for those around them. He goes on to serve those people so that they can make the difference they were always meant to.

What makes Matt excited to work at Movement is that we’re a company built primarily by employees who see strength in the person beside them, and believe that together they can make a difference.

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