Movement Mortgage Expands with Reverse Mortgage
INDIAN LAND, SC — Movement Mortgage (Movement) is excited to offer reverse mortgages under the leadership of Harlan Accola, Movement's National Reverse Mortgage Director.
In this newly created position, Accola, a well-known reverse mortgage author, speaker and advocate, leads a team of reverse mortgage sales and operations personnel to support the company's new mortgage product offering.
Before joining Movement, Accola spent eight years in a similar position for a top 10 mortgage company where he built the reverse mortgage division and helped the company grow into a perennial top 10 reverse mortgage lender.
Reverse mortgages, specifically Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs), can offer numerous benefits for individuals aged 62 and older. By offering a reverse mortgage product, Movement can immediately provide the baby boomer generation with an innovative mortgage solution that can help homeowners preserve more cash proceeds from the sale of one home and increase their purchasing power for the next — without being burdened by required monthly mortgage payments.*
"For reverse mortgages to be a mainstream option for older homeowners, leadership at forward mortgage companies must be completely engaged," says Accola. "My team and I are thrilled to be part of Movement's vision to love and value people and to be able to help them bring the homeowner advantages of reverse mortgages to their market."
Joining Accola are Reverse Mortgage Professional George Vrban (NMLS #228734), a 23-year veteran in reverse mortgage planning and sales, and Kari Van Kleef, a 22-year industry veteran who serves as Movement’s Reverse Operations Division Manager.
Also now at Movement is Dan Hultquist, author of Understanding Reverse, the go-to handbook for the reverse mortgage industry. As the company's Director of Reverse Mortgage Communications, Hultquist will handle Movement's reverse mortgage product marketing, training and education. Hultquist’s enthusiasm for joining Movement goes beyond the chance to extend reverse mortgage benefits to more Americans, and includes the company's commitment to being an Impact Lender.
Jayme Dollar, a 13 year reverse veteran, also joins Movement as the Reverse Division Marketing Team Lead.
“The reverse mortgage fits so well into the mission here,” says Dollar. “At Movement we are able to offer life-changing options to the boomer generation. Not only will each reverse mortgage client change their own financial trajectory for their years to come, they also get a chance to strengthen communities with their choice of lender as well!”
Movement president Mike Brennan is thrilled about what the reverse mortgage team brings to the table, and he eagerly anticipates their impact on the company culture.
"Harlan's expertise and track record in building a reverse mortgage division will be invaluable as we continue to expand," he said. "George, Kari, Dan, Jayme and the rest of the sales and operations team are the missing pieces we needed to support our more senior clients. This is a strategic move that will enable us to better serve our customers and provide a wider range of solutions to meet their needs. We are excited to welcome our new reverse team to Movement Mortgage."
*Borrower is required to pay all property charges including, but not limited to, property taxes, insurance, and maintenance.
About Movement Mortgage, LLC ("Movement")
The Movement exists to love and value people by leading a Movement of Change in its industry, corporate cultures and communities. A national top 10 retail mortgage lender, Movement funded more than $20 billion in residential mortgages in 2022. 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 over 4,500 people, has more than 550 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 used to support the Movement Foundation. To date, the Movement Foundation has received more than $370 million of the Movement's profits to invest in schools, communities and global outreach. For more information, visit www.movement.com.