Deric Keller

Deric Keller
Certified Business Coach

Marine Corps Vet
Serial Entrepreneur
Grew his most recent venture to more than $10 million

Phoenix, AZ
Serving Clients in the Western US

Get to Know Deric

When Deric Keller begrudgingly took a job as a car salesman, he had no idea it would lead to a lifetime of excellence as an entrepreneur and business mentor. Fresh out of the Marine Corps, Deric was struggling with where to go next in his civilian career. Working in sales, he quickly identified a lot that he didn’t like about that model—so he set out to create a completely new, never-seen-before way of doing business in the automotive industry.

Flash forward a few years, and Deric had successfully grown multiple businesses well beyond the multiple 7-figure revenue mark, all while staying true to his keen system of values. It was in the growth of one of these companies that he was first introduced to Exit Momentum. Working with us as a client, he was able to grow his most recent venture, a medical testing lab, to more than $10 Million.

In his own path as a successful serial entrepreneur, Deric discovered a true love for discovering complex problems and breaking them into small, manageable pieces. After witnessing his mastery of the Exit Momentum process firsthand, we brought him on as a coach so he could share his gifts for strategy, simplification, and systematic thinking with our other clients.

Having managed teams of more than 500 people across 14 locations and $500 million in annual revenue, Deric understands firsthand the challenges a rapidly growing business faces. He knows exactly how to get your chaotic growth in check, so you can scale from a place of clarity, accountability, and freedom.

These days, Deric supports the western division of Exit Momentum. His favorite thing about coaching is the look on client’s faces when ‘the lightbulb comes on.’

“We have clients who’ve struggled for years and still can’t figure out how to get their teams to operate. They do this work, that light comes on, and suddenly, they’ve unlocked a whole new world of success.”


  • Deric is a highly decorated combat veteran with the US Marine Corps. He served our country with distinction during the tumultuous years of 1999 to 2003.
  • Deric currently leads Battlefield Boardroom, focused on helping other military veterans transition effectively back into civilian life.
  • Deric and his wife, Leslie have been married since 2005. They are the proud parents of seven children.
  • When he’s not coaching, Deric is enjoying some sort of physical challenge. In recent years, he’s participated in the Endeavor Team Challenge, GoRuck events, Spartan Race, 11 Summits, as well as multiple marathons.

As a coaching firm, Exit Momentum brings a proven blueprint and set of tools to our clients that allows them to achieve business results that they could not produce on their own. And, even if they could achieve those results on their own, we accelerate their success. Beyond coaching clients through creating their strategic vision and execution plan (and then putting it up on the shelf to collect dust), our coaches provide the accountability and support they need to execute on that vision and plan.

Optimizing our clients’ People, Purpose, Playbooks, Performance, and Profits, our coaches use their real-world experience leading businesses to bring an outside perspective to our clients, elevating individuals and teams to become the leaders they were meant to be.


The key to scaling sustainably is to build a team that can keep your business running like a well-oiled machine from the business owner to every individual employee. We’ll help you make it happen.


Examine why the work you’re doing really matters to you & develop a clear vision for what you really want out of your business and what a successful business means to you.


No more guesswork! Get a new business action plan full of robust processes, 1:1 strategic support, plus a clear set of rules, metrics, and more you’ll follow to reach new heights.


How will you measure your success? We’ll develop clear benchmarks you can use to assess how your business is growing and make adjustments as needed.


Through our work, you’ll unlock new realms of profitability by actually doing LESS of the hard work in your business.

“Deric has played a crucial role in shaping our leadership team’s strategy and agency-wide projects. His work has made us more efficient and improved communication across departments, and I’m truly impressed by his dedication and expertise. He gets our goals and helps us turn them into practical plans. Even though we’ve worked together for a relatively short time, Deric has already had a significant impact on our organization. His strategic thinking, ability to build a cohesive team, and infectious positivity have all contributed to our success. We’re lucky to have him on our team, and I wholeheartedly recommend Deric to anyone in need of a skilled and professional coach!”

– Suzanna Tomey

Schedule time with Deric today.

(225) 351-7878