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 is a Vanderbilt graduate and SMU Dedman School of Law alumnus. A passionate student and fan of history, Chart Westcott currently serves on the board of the Dallas County Historical Foundation (the board for the Sixth Floor Museum (the Kennedy assassination museum). He also serves on the Turning Point USA advisory board and as an appointed Commissioner on, Texas Real Estate Commission. Previous affiliations include the National Association to Protect Children, Economic Advisory Council of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas. Westcott was also the founder and organizer of the JFK Day of Service, a Dallas-wide service initiative to honor President John F. Kennedy’s legacy on the 50th Anniversary of his assassination. JFK Day successfully partnered with over 20 organizations and 3,000 volunteers to perform over 12,000 hours of service in a single day. Over the years, Chart Westcott has supported and advocated for the ideas of liberty at both the state, local, and national levels. Chart has worked tirelessly supporting numerous other groups, such as Urban Specialists and Stand Together.
Having always been passionate about the future of our country, Chart Westcott actively supports organizations that advance the ideas of liberty. Concerned that America is moving away from its founding principles of liberty, the rule of law, separation of powers, and the Constitution, Chart is an advocate for organizations that uphold these principles. Youth Entrepreneurs, an organization that Westcott supports, teaches the youth how the free market system works and how they can use it to improve their own lives. Chart supports numerous other organizations that are advancing the vision of a free and open society. Chart wants to hold elected leaders accountable and encourage them to make liberty oriented reforms.