John Third

John Third was invited by friend and colleague Toby Harris to help launch a mortgage company. In 2008, it seemed like a promising career opportunity. Now, it’s become a calling of far greater significance – making a difference in others’ lives. As COO, John and his team do the groundwork so the company can be a Movement of Change through loving and valuing people.


To do this, John focuses on increasing operational excellence in every area of the company, and though that can mean a lot of charts, stats and projections, it’s ultimately about serving people. Be it creating a better work environment for team members, customer service innovation or building key partnerships across the country, John’s end goal is to improve the lives of everyone the company touches. Including those in places like Uganda and India where Movement’s non-profit is active in outreach.


At home in Charlotte, NC, when he’s not planning the next new operations center or investing in younger leaders, John is often immersed in a home renovation or cheering on the Carolina Panthers.