Movement Mortgage hires industry vet Steve Vargem to help expand South Florida footprint - Movement Mortgage Blog

MIAMI, FLA — Movement Mortgage, the nation’s sixth-largest retail mortgage lender, has recruited renowned industry veteran Steve Vargem to lead the team serving homebuyers and real estate agents in Miami and the greater South Florida vicinity. His position will be Market Leader.

Vargem (NMLS #353238) is a financial architect with over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, focusing on residential and commercial capital markets. With a proven success rate in generating record-setting revenues and developing new business opportunities, he has personally closed $300 million in consecutive years as a producing manager. 

Vargem’s experience in the financial industry includes serving as CFO at Trust One Mortgage for 7 years, where he directed a 140-member wholesale, retail and operations team while increasing profits by $122 million. Additionally, he has served as a board member of the BASF Builders’ Association of South Florida, the Florida Homebuilders’ Association as District 7 Vice President, and is a member of the National Homebuilders’ Association.   

“We are thrilled to have Steve lead our South Florida team as a Market Leader,” said Regional Director Jonathan Garrick (NMLS #1464288). “His commitment to growth and development of people will help us grow our influence and builder footprint in South Florida.

An alumnus of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business, Vargem was also a professional athlete in football and the martial arts. He has a black belt in the Kempo Karate 5X National Championship. 

The father of two, Vargem lives in Miami Beach with his wife Toni, and Hersey, a Persian cat. In his spare time, he devotes his experience to coaching and mentoring professionals looking to succeed in the financial services sector. 



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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