CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA — Movement Mortgage, the nation’s sixth-largest retail mortgage lender, has promoted Justin Wells to Market Leader, supporting home financing activity for the company’s Mid Atlantic region.
The promotion was announced this week during a company-wide sales meeting and is designed to further cement Movement’s position in the area. As a Market Leader, Wells [NMLS 84961] will report to newly appointed Regional Director Geoff Brown [NMLS 90036].
“We were very selective and intentional in our search process to promote from within a Market Leader who shares our culture, values, and long term goals. This search led us to Justin Wells,” Brown explained. “Justin has demonstrated unmatched experience in the mortgage industry and a love and concern for each of his team members. He’s a perfect fit to lead us forward in North Carolina!”
After earning a degree in finance from Fairmont State University in West Virginia, Wells settled in Charlotte, North Carolina. There he joined Allen Tate Mortgage as an originating sales manager and, eventually, a senior mortgage consultant. After nearly a dozen years with Allen Tate, Wells joined Movement in 2015, first as a Senior Loan Officer before rising to Branch Leader, and now, Market Leader.
“I am humbled and excited to serve and lead a great group of loan officers and their support staff to higher levels!” said Wells.
Originally from West Virginia, Wells now resides in Cornelius, NC, with his wife of 16 years, Steph. Two dogs and an eight-year old son named Jake keep him occupied when not doing business. “I keep myself pretty busy coaching Jake’s sports,” says Wells. “And training for the next Ironman.”
Movement, founded in 2008, funded $30 billion in home mortgages in 2020, making it one of the largest purchase mortgage lenders in the U.S. Licensed in all 50 states, the company is expanding nationwide as it hires hundreds of loan officers, underwriters, processors, closers and other support professionals to help lead its continued growth plans.
In 2020, privately-held Movement Mortgage paid a $200 million dividend to its nonprofit Movement Foundation as part of its mission to love and value people by investing in communities. This “more than mortgages” initiative has resulted in the construction of three public charter schools with plans to construct at least 10 more over the next five years. The foundation also supports community grants across the U.S. and the development of community centers in developing countries.
About Movement Mortgage
Movement Mortgage exists to love and value people by leading a Movement of Change in its industry, corporate culture and communities. Funding approximately $30 billion in residential mortgages annually, Movement is the sixth-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 650 branches in the U.S. and is licensed in 50 states. After funding its balance sheet and investing in future growth, Movement’s profits are paid to its primary shareholder, the nonprofit Movement Foundation. To date, Movement Foundation has received more than $260 million of Movement profit to invest in schools, affordable housing, communities and global outreach. For more information, visit www.movement.com.