Doctor and Businessman Mark McKenna
- Mark McKenna is one of those doctors who doesn’t confine himself to just one line of business. He graduated from Tulane University Medical School and is licensed by the Georgia and Florida State Board of Medical Examiners in Surgery and Medicine. After leaving Tulane University and completing his medical training, he started working with his father and also launched a real estate development firm, which he named the McKenna Venture Investments.
He then launched Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc, a company which offered real estate, turnkey design-build and financial services. Like any business, risk is imminent. Hurricane Katrina hit the city of New Orleans in 2005 and destroyed a big part of McKenna’s business. He decided to assist by building low-moderate income housing for the city to get back on its feet.
McKenna moved to Atlanta in 2007 and launched an aesthetic and wellness medical practice which he named ShapeMed. He then sold it to Life Time Fitness in 2014 and joined the company where he served as the National Medical Director for about one and a half years.
- Dr. Mark McKenna is an innovative doctor and businessman. He didn’t stop there. In 2017 he founded OVME, a technology-enabled and consumer-facing medical aesthetic company whose main focus is on elective healthcare. In an interview, Dr. Mark McKenna said that while working in the Aesthetic industry, the idea of starting his own company dawned on him, and that is how OVME was born. His recipe for success involves setting goals and meditating upon the goals in a quiet place at least once a day. This way, he is able to bring his ideas to life.
Dr. McKenna loves to read and attributes his productive nature as an entrepreneur to this habit. He also believes that by surrounding yourself with people who are smarter than you are, you stand to gain more and, ultimately, succeed. He is a member of Entrepreneurs Organization and has served as a board member of the New Orleans Industrial Development Board and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Dr. Mark McKenna is also a family man. He is married to Gianine McKenna and also has a daughter.