Angela Olea

RN CFE, Assisted Living Locators Founder, Brand President

Angela Olea is a highly passionate, pioneering, and accomplished business leader in the senior care industry. She is a respected authority on senior housing and care options, serving as a guest speaker at state and national aging conferences. Angela is also a visionary, founding the nation’s first senior placement and referral franchise business.  

A registered nurse, Angela initially launched Assisted Living Locators in response to seeing aging patients have unnecessary hospital readmissions and a lack of community support to create the Assisted Living Locators platform.

A top-performing franchise organization, the company is ranked in Entrepreneur’s 2021 Franchise 500® issue. The company also was named to the Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. 


Assisted Living Locators is now part of the Executive Home Care family, with private equity backing by The Riverside Company.  Now serving as Brand President, Angela is active in the partnership and shared mission with Executive Home Care to set new standards of excellence for in-home care and senior placement that will benefit seniors, families, and franchisees. guiding continued growth. 

Angela Olea has been recognized as one of the most influential women in Arizona business for her professional excellence, innovation, and community impact. Her awards and accomplishments include:

  • Franchise Dictionary 50 Women of Wonder 2022
  • Phoenix Titan 100 Award 2022
  • Founder & CEO Angela Olea was awarded Az Business Magazine’s Visionary Award and AZ Most Influential Women, 2019, Arizona’s Top Business Leaders (2020, 2021)
  • NAWBOPHX Woman of Vision Award 2021
  • Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, (three consecutive years, 2019-2021)
  • Entrepreneur’s Franchise500® (five consecutive years, 2017-2021) 
  • Entrepreneur’s Top Growth Franchise, 2020
  • Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchises Report, Top Senior Care Franchises (multiple years, 2017-2020) 
  • Franchise Dictionary’s Top 100 Game Changers (five consecutive years, 2018-2022)
  • Az Business Magazine’s AZ Most Admired Companies, 2019

Angela holds a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation from the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Institute of Certified Franchise Executives, which she uses to support her franchise system and help franchisees understand and grow their businesses. The program is highly regarded in the franchising community and creates opportunities for education, networking, and sharing best practices.

Angela has also played an integral role in the formation of a new unified resource and advocacy organization for the senior care industry – the National Placement and Referral Alliance (NPRA). She has been actively involved as a founding member of the Board of Directors to build this strategic industry alliance with other professional placement and referral businesses. 

Passionate senior care advocate, a pioneer in providing others an opportunity to join one of the hottest growing industries today, and a leader determined to treat the elderly with the dignity they deserve – these are the goals Angela strives to achieve every day.

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