Ara Chackerian, an entrepreneur and investor, is the Managing Director of ASC Capital Holdings and the co-founder of TMS Health Partners. Chackerian is also what is known as an Angel Investor, which is an individual that invests their own capital into a business as opposed to a venture capitalist who invests other people’s money hoping to turn a profit for themselves. Ara has a passion for investing in healthcare companies that are still in their early stages that want to change the broken United States healthcare system.
In 1991, Ara Chackerman earned his bachelor of arts in Marketing from Florida State University. He has over two decades of creating healthcare companies worth of experience. Before TMS Health Partners, he co-founded other companies such as BMS Diagnostics and PipelineRx. BMS Diagnostics provides diagnostic imaging services while PiplelineRx provides Telepharmacy services. Ara Chackerman has held the position of Executive Chairman of PipelineRx as well as TMS Health Solutions. At BMC Diagnostics, he was the Chief Executive Officer.
TMS Health Solutions is an outpatient mental health service provider. While they provide transcranial magnetic stimulation treatments for patients, they also provide other, more traditional treatments in conjunction with the therapy. Ara Ackerman’s company currently has 6 locations in the Sacramento and San Francisco areas. There are plans to have 25 locations in Northern California in the next five years. For more details visit Crunchbase.
Ara Ackerman is also a philanthropist and has put many hours and a lot of his own money into helping different organizations thrive. In 2009 he was inspired to help create the mentoring program for orphans Nor Luce after visiting his father’s native country Armenia. Ara Ackerman’s Nor Luyce assists young women as they go into adulthood from being an orphan. He is the main funder for the organization and he sits on their board. They have had great success with the program and have changed lives. From 2011 to 2016, he served as the Chairman Emeritus for Juma Ventures. He served initiatives with a goal of poverty alleviation through youth development and college access. You can visit Vimeo for more videos.