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October 03, 2018

Ara Chackerian Serial Entrepreneur and Environmental Conservationist

Ara Chackerian is a world-renowned healthcare serial entrepreneur and Philanthropist. The San Francisco, California based businessman, has created a name for himself in the healthcare industry and focuses his work and energy towards community-based projects. Chackerian has decades of experience in the healthcare technology world. Chackerian current assignments include serving in several boards located in the Bay Area. Besides being a healthcare expert, Chackerian is also passionate about the environment and charitable causes that involve the youth.

Chackerian as an environmentalist runs a sustainable teak farm in Nicaragua that focuses on Limanopa Teak. Chackerian chose the Limanopa Teak because of its utilization of environmental friendly safe agricultural practices that help conserve the environment. The farm beside its environmental benefits offers employment to Nicaragua residents.

Ara Chackerian is the managing partner of ASC Capital Holdings, LLC. ASC Capital is an investment firm that focuses on investing in startups in the healthcare industry. Chackerian besides ASC is the Co-founder of TMS Health Solutions. TMS Health Solutions is one of the top outpatient psychiatric clinics that are committed to combating mental illness among depressed patients using technological evidenced-based care and treatment.

Ara Chackerian is an alumnus of Florida State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Business Management. Chackerian has held several leadership positions in the healthcare industry that includes BMC Diagnostics where he served as the firm’s founder and CEO. To see more visit

In an interview, Chackerian said the idea of starting his latest business venture emanated from one of his longtime business providers partner who suggested that they should take an interest in the outpatient psychiatric sector most specifically in the use of the device-based treatment in the treatment of mental illness and particular depression. Chackerian together with his partner pursued that line of thinking and discovered that there was a gap in the industry for such a service. You can visit for more details.

Ara Chackerian in his Blog the medium speaks of how depressed people can end the stigma of suicide. Speaking or even contemplating about suicide is like a taboo to many people and societies and people don’t prefer to talk about it. Suicide according to Chackerian claims hundreds of lives each day. Suicide affects people of all walks of life including the rich and the most influential people in society. The only way we can end the stigma of suicide according to Chackerian is to have a candid conversation about it and open up to others. For more info you can checkout