Ara Chackerian is a serially successful entrepreneur who has developed a widely recognized reputation as a businessman with a deep concern about the environment. He has leveraged the financial success of his many ventures to become active in promoting community-oriented philanthropic projects that range from working on reforestation to promoting education.
Ara Chackerian has been most active in the health technology sector. He is currently the manager of ASC Capital Holdings. This firm invests in healthcare company start-ups or those that are in the early stages of development. The central mission of ASC is to bridge technology solutions with the healthcare sector.
Ara Chackerian began his career by earning a B.S. in marketing from Florida State University. He went on to establish a number of healthcare-related enterprises. Among the first was the innovative PipelineRx, a company that offers telephone-connected pharmacy service. It made it easier and less expensive for millions of people to obtain prescription medications.
Another of his highly successful ventures is TMS Health Solutions, described as an integrated behavioral health service provider. A similar company launched by Mr. Chackerian is BMC Diagnostics. This firm works in medical imaging and diagnostics using cutting-edge technologies.
From the beginning, Ara Chackerian has viewed achieving entrepreneurial success as a vehicle to develop projects that benefit the ecology of the planet and the people who depend upon a green, clean environment to lead healthy, productive lives.
One of the projects he supports is a Limonapa Teak. This is a farm in Nicaragua that produces teak with sustainable practices. It also provides dignified, well-paying jobs to local workers. Industry observers have long cited numerous operations in Nicaragua as being exploitive of the working poor and damaging to the local ecology. Mr. Chackerian is determined to provide opportunities that turn this situation on its head. That entails innovative initiatives that support land and people.
Ara Chackerian is the frequent author of articles that address issues involving the negative exploitation of forest resources around the world. He is a tireless advocate in calling for a raised level of consciousness to recognize the critical importance of preserving the world’s forest lands.