Ara Chakerian is an investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist based in San Francisco. He is the MD of ASC Capital Holding. Ara attended the Florida State University and graduated with a bachelor’s in marketing. Ara has been investing more in healthcare companies where he has more than two decades experience. These healthcare companies are dedicated to overhauling the healthcare system in the US.
Currently, Chackerian is working with his long-term business partner with the aim of spreading the awareness as well as access transcranial magnetic stimulation. He is the co-founder as well as the president of the Limonapa Teak. The firm employs environmentally-friendly techniques in its production, and it has been providing jobs to the local community.
Additionally, he has also co-founded companies such as BMC Diagnostics that leads in the provision of the diagnostic imaging services, PipelineRx, which provides telepharmacy services. His official level operating experience includes Executive Chairperson of TMS Health Solutions and PipelineRx, Deputy President at PSS/World Medical and Chief Executive Officer of BMC Diagnostics
In 2009, Ara Chackerian alongside his dad Richard traveled to Armenia where Ara’s grandparents had emigrated. While on the trip, Chackerian was introduced to an orphanage, where they saw a need to mentor the orphans which resulted in the establishment of Nor Luyce. Nor Luyce is a training program that was formed to help young women in transforming them into adults who can support themselves. Since then, the foundation has had an exceptional success. For more details visit Ideamensch.
Since the inception of Nor Luyce, Chackerian has been on the organization’s board and is the critical source in funding the program. His philanthropic work goes beyond this organization. Over the last ten years, he supported many non-profit organizations based on education and youth development. Currently, they have put efforts in Nicaragua, Armenia and United States.
Once in an interview, when asked about how he brings ideas to life, Ara Chackerian said that ideas come from life experience. He further added that if you make conscious efforts to engage life, ideas will occur, which he considers a simple formula.