Ara Chackerian is a philanthropist, entrepreneur as well as an amazing investor. At the ASC Capital Holdings LLC, Ara Chackerian assumes the role of Managing Partner. ASC Capital Holdings is aimed at investing in early-stage healthcare companies. He has not stopped there though; he is also a board member as well as co-founder of the TMS Health Solutions. TMS is a treatment provider of transcranial magnetic stimulation to aid patients that face depression that is resistant to treatment.
Before Ara Chackerian got entangled with TMS Health Solutions, he focused on investing as well as entrepreneurship especially in the fields of services and health technology. Ara had been in the business ofi building companies concerned with healthcare such as PipelineRX, Embion/Provider Links, BMC Diagnostics as well as TMS Health Solution. He has also been involved with many early-stage healthcare companies as a dedicated board member such as TMS Health Solutions, Mint Medical Education and PipelineRX which are all based in the San Francisco bay area. Ara is also entirely focused on environmental causes as seen through him investing in Limonapa, which is a sustainable reforestation Teak Plantation located in Nicaragua. He has also invested in non-profit youth development projects such as CREA Nicaragua, Nor Luyce and JUMA Ventures. Visit limonapateak.comhttp://www.limonapateak.com/our-story/ara-chackerian/
The idea of TMS Healthcare was born after Ara and his business partner started to look for ways to expand their knowledge on how to build centers for out-patient diagnostic radiology. They created a vast network of centers in 10 years across Northern California. The two businessmen were advised to focus on psychiatry spaces for outpatients and especially on the transcranial magnetic stimulation which is a device based treatment for depression. It was by going down this road that they came to notice that TMS Healthcare had the capability to be the third part of psychiatric care and more so for those dealing with a serious depressive disorder. Check out their website arachackerian.com
Upon observation of the outpatient system, they realized that it was not favorable for device treatment methods. Therefore, they aimed to improve this by creating a model that a physician and the patient to achieve their goal that carried the methodology of ‘patient first’. In a duration of 20 years after their partnership, they have built seven facilities that catered to the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Area with each holding about 3,000 square feet that hosts TMS treatment and consulting rooms.