CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Movement Mortgage, the fastest growing mortgage lender in the country, today named Laura Bowles Chief Financial Officer. A 17-year financial services industry veteran, Bowles' background includes work for Citibank, Bank of America, Wachovia, Liz Claiborne, Chase Capital Partners and Merrill Lynch.
"Laura is exactly the kind of talent Movement Mortgage needs as we continue to pursue our aggressive goal of owning 10% of the purchase market within our first 10 years of business," said Movement Mortgage CEO, Casey Crawford, who co-founded the company in 2008. "Her extensive financial services background, skill set and vision will add instant value to our fast growing organization."
Most recently, Bowles served as Director and Head of Consumer and Small Business Lending Products for Citibank's Consumer and Commercial Bank. Previously, at Bank of America, she managed credit, market and operational risk for $230 billion of annual home loans origination volume. Prior to that, she was a Chief Financial Officer at Wachovia for Consumer and Commercial Deposits, Consumer Lending Products, and the Distribution Channels.
"The only thing more impressive than Movement's growth to date is the company's even bigger plans for the future," said Bowles. "It's an exciting time to be joining their leadership team and I look forward to playing a part in its success story."
Bowles earned a B.S. in Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
About Movement Mortgage: Founded in 2008, Movement Mortgage, best known for its seven-day processing and agent-centric model, has rapidly grown from two offices and 12 employees to over 280 offices in 38 states and more than 1200 employees. The company has three operations centers in Virginia Beach, VA; Charlotte, NC and Phoenix, AZ. Now one of the Top 25 purchase mortgage lenders in the nation, Movement has made the INC 500 list two years in row, currently ranking 272. Its non-profit organization, The Movement Foundation, has a mission of bringing life, light and hope to the communities it serves. To date, the Foundation has re-invested $5.3 million with plans for more good works in 2014. For more information, visit www.movementmortgage.com.
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