Chart Westcott is a successful businessman, entrepreneur, community public servant, and lawyer. A Dallas native, Chart grew up in the Park Cities area of Dallas. Today, Chart Westcott serves as the the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Ikarian Capital, LLC, a long/short equity biotech focused hedge fund.
Chart Westcott also serves as Chairman of the Westcott Foundation, a private foundation that focuses on improving education and economic conditions in Dallas, TX through grants. The Westcott Foundation aims to support young people who have had a drive to succeed despite the hardships and challenges in their lives. As Chairman of the foundation, Chart works to eliminate barriers that stop young people from succeeding in life. More specifically, Chart and the members of the Westcott Foundation are most passionate about criminal justice reform, improving education by giving youth more options, and supporting charities that improve the lives of youth in the Dallas community.
Apart from the Westcott Foundation, Chart is also a strong supporter of Youth Entrepreneurs in Dallas. YE is an organization that teaches disadvantaged youth the principles of free markets and a free and open society. He also serves on the board of the Dallas County Historical Foundation, which is the board for Kennedy assassination museum known as the Sixth Floor.