Over the last year, founder and CEO Casey Crawford has continued to drive Movement Mortgage to industry-leading growth. The company is on track to originate more than $13 billion in residential mortgages in 2017, up 10% from 2016. Movement has achieved loan volume growth of 632% over the past five years, and the company currently stands 8th overall in FHA purchase loans and 7th overall in VA purchase loans.
Movement has also had strong recruiting successes. Since the beginning of 2017, Crawford has successfully recruited Fortune 500 executives to join the company.
Crawford also worked in close partnership with Silicon Valley leader Nima Ghamsari to launch Easy App last fall. The digital mortgage experience that brings the beginning of the mortgage process to a tablet or mobile device also uses bank-grade security to sync user data in one place. Launched with the goal to empower more borrowers to control their home-buying experience, the Easy App has been used to submit more than 100,000 files and led to an overall decrease in loan processing times at Movement Mortgage.
In June 2017, Crawford became the majority shareholder and chairman of the board of the former First State Bank in Danville, Virginia, following a $10 million personal investment. The bank changed its name to Movement Bank and adopted a new strategy to expand its mortgage lending operations, add additional markets, develop improved products and services for consumers and businesses and change how Americans are served by banks.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
“My dad owned a hardware store while I was growing up. He lived and worked every day with what became the inspiration for our mission. His desire to love and value customers, community and employees is what drives Movement and myself today.”