(Sep 16, '13) • New Locations and Providers for Vital Imaging's Enhanced Technologies • Paramount Management Services Partners with Sovrin Health Systems, Inc. • Sam Solakyan Supports DEA Event Honoring Walter Wang • Sam Solakyan Joins the Los Angeles C
Sam Solakyan, a first generation American, immigrated to the United States from Armenia with his parents in 1988. The notion of hard work was never unfamiliar in the Solakyan household, and from a very young age, Sam set out to do whatever was necessary to help his family. Whether door to door sales or cleaning the stockroom of local grocery store, there was not a job he did not excel in, and by the time he was fourteen years old, he co-owned a mall kiosk where he and his father sold and repaired pagers.
After graduating high school, Sam went to work in the radiology field as a marketer. His tenacity and exceptional aptitude for business quickly earned him the position of Director of Marketing, during which time he added 13 new sites and increasing annual revenue from $2 million to $24 million. Ever hungry for further knowledge and education, Sam earned his bachelor’s degree in business management while continuing to work full-time.
It wasn't long after he graduated that Sam launched Global Holdings, an umbrella company that opened the door for the development of several subsequent ventures including Vital Imaging, Inc., an imaging corporation that specializes in stand-up, open-design, and weight-bearing MRI's. Beginning in 2007 with the acquisition of five imaging sites, Sam pushed the envelope in MRI and other technologies to provide more accurate results to a wider range of patients. He invested in Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS), which allowed images to be stored and viewed electronically and enabled Vital to provide physicians with 24/7 access to detailed reports, and Radiology Information Systems (RIS) to ensure that Vital was equipped with the most revolutionary systems available. With the addition of new sites every year, Vital Imaging is quickly becoming one of the largest MRI providers in the state of California and is placing itself at the forefront of radiology and orthopedic research. Vital soon hopes to expand its mission by opening new imaging centers all over the nation.
Sam’s passion extends beyond his entrepreneurial undertakings. As an avid supporter of his local community and the wider world, Sam is an active participant and a substantial contributor to a wide range of charities and organizations. His philanthropic endeavors branch from helping the needy and homeless to programs for youth to international rescue missions for enslaved children, among many others. He has been commended by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the DEA Educational Foundation, Los Angeles Sherriff’s Youth Foundation, Project Child Save, Glendale Police Department, as well as the City of Burbank and the Burbank Police Department.
Always striving to move forward, Sam has never been one to settle for what is, but is constantly looking at what could be. Along with expanding his business and philanthropic profiles, he is also looking to broaden the horizons of his own mind, and is currently working on his MBA at George Washington University. Sam resides in Glendale, California with his beautiful wife and twin sons.