Movement Mortgage hires Branch Leader Chris Hutchens in expanding South Atlantic Region - Movement Mortgage Blog

WILMINGTON, NC — Movement Mortgage, the nation’s sixth-largest retail mortgage lender, has recruited Chris Hutchens as Branch Leader serving homebuyers and real estate agents in Wilmington, North Carolina, and vicinity. 

Hutchens (NMLS #117377) has been in the home financing industry for over a quarter of a century. He most recently spent eight years as VP of Mortgage Lending and Branch Manager at Guaranteed Rate. Before that, Hutchens was a loan officer at Alpha Mortgage, staying with the company for 17 years. “I worked for a bank right out of college, then quickly decided that the mortgage industry was a lot more appealing, and here I am 25 years later,” says Hutchens.

“I love the fact that Movement is number one in North and South Carolina, where most of my business is,” he added. “Over the last year, I thought my entire team needed a change. I am responsible for many families on my team, and I wanted to find us a home where we could all be successful and happy. Hopefully, we have found that at Movement!”

A native of North Carolina, Hutchens was born in High Point and moved to Wilmington in 1989 to attend UNCW, University of North Carolina Wilmington. He’s been dedicated to the Wilmington community ever since. 

“In my 25 plus years in the mortgage industry, I have yet to know another mortgage professional that has performed at a higher level for a longer period than Chris,” says Movement’s Market Leader for Eastern North Carolina, Daniel Cain (NMLS #186496). “We are blessed that he chose Movement Mortgage to continue to serve his business relationships and clients with the highest degree of professionalism that only Chris can deliver.” 

“Chris is one of the top mortgage Loan Officers in the country, and the opportunity to partner with him and support him and his team is an absolute honor,” agrees Regional Director David Colgan (NMLS #118435). “Movement is thrilled that Chris and his team have chosen to work with us, and we’re excited about being able to empower them as they continue to serve their clients and business relationships.” 

A father of three children, Hutchens lives with his wife and youngest in Wilmington, sharing a home with Labradoodles Piper and Maxie. When not helping families get into their homes, Hutchens enjoys golfing, running and working out.  


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 $360 million of Movement profit to invest in schools, affordable housing, communities and global outreach. For more information, visit

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