Co-founder and CEO

Casey Crawford started out as a football player, which he knew was good foundation: “My dad always told me football would prepare me well for life and business. He was right.” Following a successful NFL career, Crawford decided to go into real estate and became an agent and investor, a career that introduced him to correspondent lender Toby Harris and eventually resulted in the pair opening Movement Mortgage in 2008, despite the financial crisis. The company started out with four people and now has nearly 4,000 employees in more than 350 locations across 40 states.

Movement made it on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing mortgage banks in the country, having originated more than $7 billion in home loans in 2015, and is working toward the vision of serving one out of every 10 homebuyers in the US by 2025. Crawford and his team also continue to press for change in the industry, promoting responsible lending and lessening debts in the long haul. In addition, the company has reinvested more than $10 million in communities through the Movement Foundation.