Ara Chackerian is an Angel investor. An angel investor is a person that uses their own capital to finance a business as opposed to using other people’s capital like a venture capitalist. He has also been a General Partner with ASC Capital Holdings since June of 2007. He has expertise and a passion for investing in startup healthcare companies that want to revolutionize the current healthcare system.
He is also a board member for several institutions such as the Hatlen Center for the Blind, Pipeline Healthcare, Juma Ventures, and Mint Medical Education. As the founder of BMC, one of the leading providers of medical imaging services, he also served as the Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2007. He is an Executive Chairman and co-founder of TMS Healthcare. Ara Chackerian graduated from Florida State University in 1991 from their college of business with a bachelors in marketing.
TMS Healthcare is an outpatient mental health facility that provides behavioral health care centered around transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and psychopharmacology. They have 6 different facilities and Ara Chackerian’s company strives to make the offices inviting and relaxing, a place of serenity for patients instead of a medical facility. With the great success the current locations in San Francisco and Sacramento, there are plans to expand to 25 offices throughout the next five years in Northern California. Check out his about.me page.
The other part of Ara Chackerian’s company is TMS Health Education. They run the Advanced Hands-On TMS Symposium in San Francisco. The symposium brings in visitors globally. The organization and symposium focus on awareness and education for neuromodulation.
Also a philanthropist, Ara Chackerian is on the Board of Directors for Nor Luyce. Nor Luyce is a mentoring program that assists young women as they make the transition from orphan to adult. They have had great success with this program in Armenia, Ara Chackerian’s father’s home country. He is also the main source of funding for Nor Luyce and has been with the organization from the beginning. Ara Chackerian is also supporting efforts in the United States and Nicaragua as well as Armenia that support youth development and education.
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