PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Movement Mortgage, a top-10 retail mortgage lender, is proud to announce the addition of Regional Director Tom Knee to the Northeast region. Knee will be based out of the Greater Philadelphia metro area.
Knee brings more than 20 years of experience to the Movement Mortgage team, having worked in home financing at TD Bank, Bank of America, PNC Mortgage, JPMorgan Chase, and most recently at Citizens Bank. There he led 100+ mortgage originators throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware to achieve $2.7 billion in funded volume through 2020.
A career in finance wasn’t always in the cards, but Knee discovered early on that he had to control his destiny. “At the age of 18, I wasn’t getting a full ride to college and certainly wasn’t getting drafted to play baseball,” recalls Knee, an avid athlete. “So the mortgage industry became my new sport. I brought all the passion, discipline, commitment, and leadership from the field to the office.”
Even though he’s been in the business for over two decades, Knee still vividly remembers the energy and excitement of his very first sale. “I recall the impact of helping a family save $125 per month by refinancing to a lower rate,” he says. “It was a powerful experience for me to be able to affect someone’s financial situation in a way that could be life-changing. I was hooked!”
That enthusiasm is what brought Knee to the attention of Divisional Leader Matt Schoolfield. “I am so encouraged to add Tom to the Movement’s leadership team,” Schoolfield said. “He will raise the bar for his peers around the country while serving the Northeast region with excellence as he has with previous teams in his charge. Tom Knee is a big win for us.”
Knee and wife Katie, who live in Newtown Square, PA, are celebrating ten years of marriage this year. “We are having the time of our lives with our two daughters Ella, 8, and Ivy, 5. When we’re not thrill-seeking or visiting family, I’m fishing! After mortgages, tournament bass fishing is my passion.”
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.