About This Project
Founder and CEO
Casey Crawford is the co-founder and CEO of Movement Mortgage, one of the nation’s 10 largest retail mortgage lenders. He is also the chairman of Movement Bank, founder and chairman of Movement School and the founder of Movement Foundation, a nonprofit vehicle investing millions of dollars in business profit for good works in communities around the world.
As a former Super Bowl champion, real estate investor and loan officer, Casey co-founded Movement Mortgage in 2008 with his business partner Toby Harris, a former National City Mortgage Co. executive. Together, they built the nation’s fastest-growing mortgage lender based on an innovative model that aims to finish the loan process in seven business days. Under Casey’s direction, Movement has become one of the largest purchase mortgage lenders in the U.S., totaling $12.8 billion in loan volume, 4,300 employees and 778 licensed offices in 49 states in 2017. By focusing on a corporate culture that loves and values people, Movement has been certified by the third-party Great Place to Work Institute with 96 percent of employees saying Movement has a positive atmosphere.
Casey’s nonprofit, the Movement Foundation, embodies his belief that a corporation should be judged not by what it extracts from a community, but rather, by how much it gives. Since inception in 2012, Movement Foundation has reinvested more than $37 million in the tuition-free public charter school Movement School for underserved children in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Movement Center co-working space for nonprofits, the El Hanan farm in Uganda, employee matched-giving programs and other initiatives in underserved communities.
In 2017, Casey became the majority shareholder and chairman of Movement Bank, a century-old, full-service banking institution with a comprehensive suite of deposit and lending offerings.
Casey is a sought-after guest by national media outlets, including CNBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Fox Business, Inc. Magazine and HousingWire. He was awarded Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year in Financial Services in 2015.
From 2000 to 2003, Casey played tight end for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, winning Super Bowl XXXVII with Tampa Bay. He graduated from the University of Virginia with All-ACC honors in football and academics. Casey enjoys hunting, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and CrossFit. He lives in Charlotte, N.C., with his wife, Michelle, and daughters, Cadie and Josie.