Ara Chackerian- The TMS Interview

Philanthropist, entrepreneur and angel investor are the perfect words to describe Ara Chackerian, a public figure that has created a name for himself through his quest for better healthcare delivery. He is located in San Francisco, California and is the current Managing Director of ASC Capital Holdings, a firm that invests in healthcare companies that are in their early stages. Ara has a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University

 

Ara is committed to environmental preservation and runs a conservation program in Limonapa, SA where he promotes Teak plantation reforestation. He also runs non-profit youth development organizations such as Nor Luyce, CREA Nicaragua, and Juma Ventures. The organizations have a common goal; to empower the youth and pave the way to education, work, and financial freedom.

 

With close to two decades of success as a businessman and philanthropist, Ara is interested in the healthcare sector and has participated in the building of healthcare firms including BMC Diagnostics, TMS Health Solutions, PipelineRx, and Embion/Provider Links to mention a few. Notable of these is TMS Health Solutions, a company that provides transcranial magnetic stimulation for people undergoing treatment-resistant depression. He is also a board member of this distinguished company.

 

Interview.net interviewed Ara Chackerian about TMS Health Solutions to find out what inspired him to build the company and its progress so far. When asked what gave him ideas of founding TMS, Ara said that together with his business partner, they wanted to extend their experience in constructing diagnostic radiology centers that would specifically serve outpatients.

 

Ara said that they had spent a decade or so building a network of health centers in Northern California, but had never thought of building facilities that would offer depression treatment using transcranial magnetic stimulation. After one of their provider partners hinted that they should look at it, they received the idea with a lot of interests, and after a research here and there, they built TMS Health Solutions. For more info you can checkout vimeo.com

 

 

As Ara asserted, the company is performing incredibly well, and they have created 7 new facilities that serve the wider Sacremento and the Bay Area of San Francisco. You can visit their facebook page to see more.

 

Reference: https://www.facebook.com/ara.chackerian

 

WES EDENS – A SUCCESSFUL INVESTOR, BUSINESSMAN AND SPORTS TEAM OWNER

Wes Edens, a well-known investor, attended Oregon State University, where he received a Finance and Business Administration degree in 1984. After that, he worked at two financial firms then was co-owner of Fortress Investment Group, a global investment management firm, headquartered in New York City. Wes Edens had many positions at his company, most recently their private equity chief investment officer, co-chief executive officer and president and head of private equity.

A Patch article talked about Fortress and how they became a trendsetter for other companies from the moment the company was founded. Fortress employs nine hundred people and has $43 billion assets for one thousand seven hundred fifty investors. They are involved in health care, real estate, financial services, media, transportation, infrastructure investments and they manage mergers, portfolio companies and specialize in capital markets. All of these factors have made them successful and knowledgeable about many industries. They continue to grow in the following ways:

1. Added two individuals to leadership roles.
2. Acquired some major companies.
3. Went from the world of private money to public.
4. Added international funds to their investment portfolios.
5. Opened headquarters in San Francisco, Shanghai and Singapore.

In 2017, Fortress sold the company to Softbank Group because they wanted the company to be able to have even more opportunities to invest worldwide.

Another article explains how Wes Edens became a sports team owner. He and his partner purchased a fifty-five percent stake in the Aston Villa soccer team. This team was formerly in a prominent Premier Soccer league, winning the European cup in 1982, but was playing for a second-tier championship division when purchased. The team’s co-chairman is hopeful that with Wes Eden’s and his partner’s business experience, along with his sports experience, they can build their team so it can become a successful premier team again in future years.

Wes Edens, not only plays an important role as part owner of the Aston Villa soccer team, but continues to play an important role in Fortress Investment Group and many other areas and will continue to do so.