Chackerian is a visionary and champion for sustainable productivity and healthy change. With wide ranging interests, Mr. Chakerian’s activities span the gamut from investor and entrepreneur to philanthropist. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Florida State University and currently serves as the Managing Director of ASC Capital Holdings, LLC. Chakerian has co-founded multiple companies, and has utilized his education and over two decades of experience to look for ways to make a positive impact on the world around him.
Though much of his life’s work to date has been focused on the health care arena, one might venture to say that he has a keen interest in the health of the planet as well. This sentiment was captured in a recent article published by NORCAL.NEWS (see: “Managing Our Greatest Resource With Ara Chackerian: The Role of Forestry in Wilderness Management” — by: Bethany Klein, March 28, 2018 http://norcal.news/news/24448-managing-our-greatest-resource-ara-chackerian-role-forestry-wilderness-management). In this article we find Mr. Chakerian makes the very reasonable argument that, utilizing today’s science and technology, forests and other wilderness areas can be preserved for future generations, while at the same time allowing for profitable harvests from these natural resources. Checkout their facebook page for more info.
This concept of building and profiting, as an entrepreneur does and still giving back, as a philanthropist or forest manager does, seems to be an intrinsic part of Ara Chackerian’s very nature. Perhaps his life philosophy can be best summarized by a quote from an interview he gave with Ideamensch recently: “Ideas come from life experiences. If you make a conscious effort to engage life, then ideas will come.” (see: “Ara Chakerian – Co-founder and General Partner of TMS Health Solutions” – February 15, 2018 https://ideamensch.com/ara-chackerian/ ). As Managing Partner of ASC Capital Holdings, LLC, Mr. Chakerian has focused his energies on early-stage companies in the healthcare sector. His efforts have helped to build a number of successful companies such as BMC Diagnostics, PipelineRX and TMS Health Solutions. You can visit arachackerian.com for more details.
Getting back to giving back – Ara Chakerian is a Board Member of Nor Luyce – mentoring teenage orphan girls on “Steps to Sustainable Future!”