FORT MILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — Movement Mortgage, a top 10 national retail mortgage lender, is pleased to welcome Tony Taveekanjana back to Movement as its National Sales Director.
Taveekanjana, known affectionately at Movement as “Tony T,” spent nearly five years at Movement Mortgage from 2013 to 2017 as a sales leader in California. He helped build Movement’s West Coast sales culture and oversaw much of its rapid growth.
After a year away from Movement pursuing other opportunities, Taveekanjana returns as the company’s third National Sales Director, leading five growing sales regions in the western U.S., including the regions covering Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii and Alaska. He will report to Chief Executive Casey Crawford.
“I am honored, grateful and incredibly excited to be back at Movement,” Taveekanjana said. “This is a place that invests in its communities, loves and cares for its people, and at the same time, operates an incredibly successful, well-capitalized, independent mortgage business that is changing this industry for the better. It’s a special place that I’m proud to be part of.”
Taveekanjana joins two fellow National Sales Directors, Deran Pennington and Ignacio Metcalf. Pennington will continue to lead five sales regions in the Southeast, Midwest and New England. Metcalf will continue leading the five sales regions in the Mid-Atlantic, Upper Midwest and Heartland states.
“This organization has been blessed with sales leaders who have the hearts of servants and lead by putting others first,” Crawford says. “We’re excited to welcome Tony T and his family back to Movement because I know he will build on that servant leadership culture in our sales force.”
Taveekanjana has more than 20 years of mortgage experience. Prior to returning to Movement, he served as National Head of Retail Lending at Stearns Lending. Before that, he held senior leadership roles at Movement Mortgage, New Penn Financial, Fifth Third Bank and Countrywide Home Loans. Taveekanjana attended the University of Tampa’s John Sykes College of Business and the Leadership Development Institute at Eckerd College.
Taveekanjana will be based in Dallas where he lives with his wife, Angela, and their 8-year-old son, Riley.
About Movement Mortgage
Movement Mortgage exists to love and value people by leading a Movement of Change in its industry, corporate culture and communities. Movement funded approximately $13 billion in residential mortgages in 2017 and is the seventh-largest retail mortgage lender in the U.S. Movement is best known for its innovative mortgage process and referable experience, which begins with Upfront Underwriting and a seven-day loan processing goal. The company employs more than 4,000 people, has more than 750 branches in the U.S. and is licensed in 49 states. Its nonprofit organization, the Movement Foundation, has reinvested more than $37 million in communities to date. For more information, visit www.movement.com.