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chief operating officer

John Third

John Third

chief operating officer

Invited by friend and colleague Toby Harris to help launch a mortgage company in 2008, John Third has led the way in building the mortgage industry’s most-innovative and responsive Operations unit and its trademark Upfront Underwriting and 7-Day Process. As Chief Operating Officer, John leads mortgage operations, including process innovation, information technology, and human resources.

John is known for his warm leadership style and embrace of process innovations. His teams not only developed Movement’s 6-7-1 Process, but have also been responsible for industry-leading digital applications from point of sale to post-closing. 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.

Chief financial officer

Laura Bowles

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.

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.

Donnelly 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. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Donnelly 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, Donnelly most recently served as an executive leader within its largest business unit, Lilly Biomedicines. She led a team of more than 200 while overseeing the development of the commercialization strategy for a late-stage pipeline asset.

Donnelly volunteers with Samaritan’s Feet International and the Charlotte Rescue Mission. She resides in Charlotte, N.C., with her husband, Bob, and two sons, Jackson and Griffin.

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 an 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.

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

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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