Ara Chackerian is an angel investor, philanthropist and entrepreneur who is involved in a wide variety of nonprofit and for-profit ventures. Best known as the Manager of ASC Capital Holdings, Mr. Chackerian is also the co-founder and a general partner of Limonapa Teak, an environmentally conscious teak farm in Nicaragua that employs many local workers. He also sits on the board of a variety of healthcare organizations, including Mint Medical Education, Pipeline Healthcare and the Hatlen Center for the Blind.
Based on the news version, she most recent of the multitude of roles that Ara Chackerian has played is as a visionary in the field of forestry and environmental preservation. He recognizes that our natural forests don’t just provide us with resources, but also with breathtaking views, recreational areas and creative inspiration. He also believes that promoting public discussion of environmental preservation issues is an integral part of protecting our forests, as it can lead directly to sensible legislation designed to protect natural resources.
Environmental protection is one of many causes that Chackerian has supported as an advocate and an investor, but it is perhaps the cause that is dearest to him. His work with Limonapa Teak has previously demonstrated his dedication to environmental preservation, and he continues to use his influence to promote the protection of the natural world.
Mr. Chackerian’s other current work is focused on advocating for and spreading awareness of transcranial magnetic stimulation, an alternative mental health treatment that has the potential to help thousands of people deal with a variety of mental illnesses. ‘TMS’, as it is often referred to, holds particular promise as a treatment for patients whose depression has been resistant to medication. He and one of his longtime business partners co-founded TMS Health Solutions in an effort to drive research and practice of TMS treatments. Visit patch.com for more details.
Chackerian graduated with an MBA from the Florida State University College of Business in 2001. He began his career as the founder and CEO of BMC Diagnostics before becoming a general partner with ASC Capital Holdings in 2007. He remains in that position with ASC to this date, and he also helps manage TMS Health Solutions and the Limonapa Teak Farm.