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Liam Ruth

Chief Executive Officer

As president and chief operating officer at First Faiths Holding LLC (FFH), Liam Ruth is responsible for the operations of the company. He brings more than 20 years of experience to FFH. His experience and leadership have been focused on developing and delivering technology-driven business services and solutions, providing outstanding client service, and driving profitable revenue growth.

Prior to creating FFH in 2023, Liam currently serves as the CEO of the First Faiths Assembly Inc., provider of vast opportunities for transitioning, homeless or struggling veterans.

In addition to serving over 20 years with the United States Army, Liam has served for over seven years in various senior leadership positions with the Lith Af Gamal Tru.  An inclusive group formed to link multiple ideals and beliefs into one forward driven organization.  From 2010 to 2012, he served as part of the leadership for an Army Range and Construction Approval team, Managing effectively over 300 million annually of taxpayer dollars.

With more than 2 decades of Military service in many diverse environments around the globe, Liam's professional experience and personal growth brings a tremendous array of skills to the Team.  Such as operations management, logistics, human resources, communication, strategy harmonizing and building the team.

Liam is eternal bound with his beautiful wife Kristi and enjoys every moment of raising their two children Kooper and Kodi in their home state of Texas.

Ali Alirad

Chief Financial Officer

As the Chief Financial Officer of First Faiths Holding, Ali oversees all  financial operations, including the development and management of budgets, preparation of financial statements and reporting to its Board and the Public. 

Ali brings technical and analytical experience First Faiths Holding. He served in the US Army over 12 years as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, managed numerous non-profits organizations as a Finance Manager and now owns and operates ASHA Financial Consulting LLC. Ali obtain a Bachelors of Science in Business and Actuarial Sciences and Master's of Science in Applied Mathematics from DePaul University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied and Computational Mathematics.

Ali is married to May Saengpraseuth Alirad, a social worker for Chicago Public Schools, Amazon Best-Selling Author, and Executive Director of the Lao-American Organization of Elgin. They reside in Chicago and have two daughters Eden Mariam and Yasmin Grace.

Kristi Sly Ruth

National Marketing Director

Kristi started working in the working world of customer service at 16 and ventured into fitness, sales and marketing. 


She worked for AquaSalt, LLC coordinating company logistics around trade shows and traveling nationwide.  She played a major part in the company's success of doubling production by 6 million units in two years.  She was the first contact for the consumers and always went above and beyond.  


Kristi assisted in the management of the membership teams for 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness, Snap Fitness, Steele Fitness, and Dynamic Fitness. As she discovered fitness was in her heart, she started as a personal trainer and started her own personal training business.  Within 6 weeks, her schedule was full with 36 clients.  With over 12 years in the fitness industry, she's earned her title of "The Motivator."

Kristi enjoys hosting dinners, and BBQs, and going on mini excursions with their oldest child, Kooper, playing dress up with their 10-week-old, Kodi Marie, and traveling with Liam and the kids making memories.  They often take trips to visit their parents on the lake.  She says anywhere by the water is home away from home. 

Jamie Armbruster

Board Secretary

At 37, Jamie Armbruster has spent the majority of her professional career in the customer service industry after dropping out of college at 19 to help care for her newly disabled mother. Over the past decade she has also branched out into the accounting and logistic fields, while striving to expand her knowledge base further.

As a Christian, Jamie has always felt the importance of helping people in need. From a very young age Jamie has been involved with helping people ranging from the homeless to just needing an open ear. Jamie believes that love, grace, compassion, and community are the building blocks of her faith and strives every day to be that embodied for at least one person.

Jamie currently resides in Northeast Texas with her 11-year-old daughter and her 17-year-old niece she took into her home in 2021. They happily share their home with the girls’ two dogs (Bella and Ginger), the girls’ two rabbits (Sir Marshmallow and Brownie), and Jamie’s cat Charlie.

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