Tim Batts promoted to Movement Mortgage Market Leader in Asheville, NC - Movement Mortgage Blog

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA — Movement Mortgage, the nation’s sixth-largest retail mortgage lender, has named Tim Batts its newest Market Leader for Western North Carolina.


Batts [NMLS 659013] brings nearly 18 years of mortgage origination experience to the job. He joined Movement as a sales and branch manager in 2019 after holding similar roles at Bank of North Carolina, SunTrust, and other organizations. In his new role, Batts will lead a team of loan officers in customer service, production, recruiting, and community engagement. Batts will report to Regional Director Geoff Brown [NMLS 90036].


“In business, everything falls on leadership,” Brown said during a company-wide sales meeting where the promotion was announced. “After getting to know Tim over the last few years, I am certain that he is the leader to take Asheville and Western North Carolina to the next level.” 


“I am very honored and excited to be taking on this position with Movement,” Batts said as his promotion was last week during a company-wide sales meeting. “I look forward to growing our market while continuing to serve my team!” 


When not working Batts fills his time with family and, in no specific order, a car collection, chickens, a koi pond, three cats and three dogs (all rescued). 


Movement, founded in 2008, funded $30 billion in home mortgages in 2020, making it one of the largest purchase mortgage lenders in the U.S. Licensed in all 50 states, the company is expanding nationwide as it hires hundreds of loan officers, underwriters, processors, closers and other support professionals to help lead its continued growth plans.

In 2020, privately-held Movement Mortgage paid a $200 million dividend to its nonprofit Movement Foundation as part of its mission to love and value people by investing in communities. This “more than mortgages” initiative has resulted in the construction of three public charter schools with plans to construct at least 10 more over the next five years. The foundation also supports community grants across the U.S. and the development of community centers in developing countries.

About Movement Mortgage 

Movement Mortgage exists to love and value people by leading a Movement of Change in its industry, corporate culture and communities. Funding approximately $30 billion in residential mortgages annually, Movement is the sixth-largest retail mortgage lender in the U.S. Movement is best known for its innovative mortgage process and referable experience, which begins with Upfront Underwriting and a seven-day loan processing goal. The company employs more than 4,000 people, has more than 650 branches in the U.S. and is licensed in 50 states. After funding its balance sheet and investing in future growth, Movement’s profits are paid to its primary shareholder, the nonprofit Movement Foundation. To date, Movement Foundation has received more than $260 million of Movement profit to invest in schools, affordable housing, communities and global outreach. For more information, visit www.movement.com.

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Mitch Mitchell

Mitch Mitchell is a freelance contributor to Movement's marketing department. He also writes about tech, online security, the digital education community, travel, and living with dogs. He’d like to live somewhere warm.