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Laura Bowles has been an integral part of Movement Mortgage’s success over the last year. As CFO, she is instrumental in leading the company’s executive team to look at data from the right angle, which has paved the way for cohesive company goals across all departments, in addition to those that she oversees directly.

During the last 12 months, Bowles has overseen a 100,000 square-foot expansion in Norfolk, including tax incentive negotiations with the state of Virginia, and the growth of the company by 1,000 employees.

In addition, she led a loan volume increase from $7.8 billion in 2015 to $12 billion in 2016, and the launch of a new loan-pricing platform and policies, all while setting new records for revenue and profit over the last year.

Additionally, under Bowles direction, Movement Mortgage’s finance department has grown from just two employees when she was hired to 40, all with the focus of driving profits and efforts in the right direction for continued growth.

“From creating a robust analytics review system to aligning leaders on core company goals, Laura has improved everything she has touched in an extraordinary way,” her nominator wrote. “During her three years at Movement Mortgage, she has taken the company to the next level through financial planning, accounting, investment activities and strategic planning.”

Her career catalog includes home loans risk management at Bank of America, serving as CFO for several Wachovia business units and most recently, director and head of consumer and small business lending products at Citibank. 

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