Ara Chackerian is an American businessman, entrepreneur and an angel investor based in San Francisco, California. He is the co-founder of Limonapa Teak, a sustainable 1,000-acre teak farming operation that prevents deforestation in Chinandega, Nicaragua. He is also a general partner at TMS Health Solutions, a psychiatric service provider that offers medication management and specialized care for patients suffering from clinical depression and mental health conditions. Ara Chackerian also serves as the managing director of ASC Capital Holdings, LLC. The firm primarily invests in early-stage healthcare startups that show strong potential in helping to reinvent the healthcare system in the United States.
Prior to his current work, Ara Chackerian served as the founder, president, and CEO of BMC Diagnostics, a diagnostic imaging service provider for the healthcare field. In 2007, Health Diagnostics acquired BMC Diagnostics and the company that is currently known as Mint Medical. Chackerian has more than twenty years of experience in developing new healthcare companies, creating innovative healthcare solutions and new opportunities for others. His first business venture began on December 31, 1994, when he founded Embion/ProviderLinks, a San Francisco-based technology-driven distribution service for the healthcare industry that formed after Embion and ProviderLinks merged. Check out slideshare.net for more information.
Ara Chackerian is committed to giving back and his philanthropic efforts have helped non-profit organizations from all around the world receive funding to support their endeavors. His teak farming business in Nicaragua is committed to using the effective and environmental solutions to prevent deforestation. The Nicaraguan farm has also provided secure jobs for the local community.
Chackerian, alongside his business partner, is currently trying to increase exposure of the innovative health treatment for depression called transcranial magnetic stimulation. Ara Chackerian attended Florida State University in Tallahassee and received an undergraduate degree in Marketing and Business Management.
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