ryan senters

about ryan


  • Purpose driven leader
  • Founded and scaled 5 different businesses and a non-profit
  • Grew from five to over 550 employees in 5 years, with an annual revenue of $30M across all companies
  • 4 different acquisitions and 3 successful exits (and 1 unsuccessful one!... We got to learn from our mistakes)
  • Industry leader in Social Services and Child Welfare
  • Passionate about leadership development, company culture and vision, and marketing
  • Started management group to oversee operations of all my companies to help with operational efficiency and scaling (HR, marketing, finance, facilities, executive leadership)
  • Featured in Phoenix Business Journal, Entrepreneurship Journal, and on NBC and CBS morning shows
  • PhD in Psychology (Grand Canyon University). Masters in Christian Leadership (Fuller Theological Seminary). Masters in Clinical Psychology (Northern Arizona University)


  • 17 years of marriage with my better half Sara!
  • Dad of 11 (9 adopted out of foster care)
  • All about businesses that blend purpose, profit and family/kingdom impact!
  • Never miss a morning workout but my golf game still needs some polishing
  • Coaching my kids in whatever sport they are in is the joy of my life ( get fired up just being on the sidelines)
  • Two Koi ponds... and more to come...
  • Social entrepreneur and huge fan of the underdog

boards & community involvement

  • Non-Profit Founder & Executive Director of Friends of Ohana
  • Laveen Elementary Governing Board
  • South Phoenix and Laveen Chamber of Commerce
  • Phoenix Village Planning Committee
  • Phoenix Go Bond Committee
  • Group Home Leadership Coalition
  • Hope Church Leadership Team
  • Youth Football Coach

Dr. Ryan Senters

is the CEO & Founder of 5 companies that grew from $0 to $25M in 5 years with over 500 employees. He’s a performance psychologist, leadership expert, and above all else, a foster adoptive dad of 11 and passionate foster care advocate.

Ryan believes in building businesses that do well financially and most importantly, do good for the world. As a faith-based social entrepreneur who founded the nonprofit Friends of Ohana, he's dedicated to helping you develop your business and leadership skills in a purposeful way so you can make the biggest impact on your community.

If you're lost and looking for direction personally or professionally, you're in the right place! It's time to find your purpose, live into your strengths, and level up your faith, family, and business. With new episodes launching every week, the Unleash Your Purpose Podcast is here to challenge your limitations and push you towards your full potential!
The Senters Family was featured in People Magazine, March 2024. Click here to read the article
Grand opening of 24,000 square-foot trampoline facility opened in 2020
Grand opening of Hanai. Ribbon-cutting done by City Council and a foster youth who was part of our work program

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