Ara Chackerian is the standard success story. A graduate from Florida State University with a Bachelor in Science, Chackerian found success as a marketing executive and entrepreneur. Since his rise he has been able to parlay such success into the field of small business investment. A noted philanthropist Chackerian, like many businesspeople of his ilk, is using his success to give back to the world around him. A huge part of that is his role as angel investor, board member, and executive partner for numerous early stage healthcare companies. An advocate for revolutionizing healthcare in the U.S., Chackerian has spent two decades founding business that promise to take healthcare into the future. His latest venture is as co-founder and board member for TMS solutions, which currently advocates a revolutionary new treatment that could cure treatment resistant depression.
TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, the treatment had been around for few years before Chackerian became aware of it. Although the procedure had gained FDA approval in 2008, but had been held back by poor staffing, low funds, inability to retain technicians, and liability issues with insurance coverages. Dr. Richard Bermudas, proactive thinker and ardent supporter of the process, was attempting to use TMS in his practice when he met with Chackerian. His passion attracted Chackerian to the process, and after careful study it was discovered that TMS was suffering floundering from a poor deliveray model. As the Managing Partner of ASC Capital Holdings, LLC Chackerian was able to partner with Dr. Bermudas. ASC built seven facilities around San Francisco to house TMS treatment rooms, forming TMS Health Solutions. At present the company is treating patients with treatment resistant depression in an effort to curb the condition completely. Their success could potentially help thousands, and lead TMS to be used in other cases of mental disorders. Visit Medium to know more.
For his part Chackerian remains a passionate devotee, doing what he can to raise awareness for the treatment and its potential use. Ara Chackerian is also credited with building BMC Diagnostics and PipelineRx. As a philanthropist he has donated to numerous causes and charities, his most recent the creation of Limonapa Teak, a Nicaraguan teak plantation seeking to better then environment with reforestation.