Dr. Mark McKenna is a board-certified medical doctor who practices medicine and surgery in the state of Georgia and Florida. Dr. McKenna hailed from New Orleans, LA and attended Tulane University Medical School where he acquired a degree in medicine. After completing his studies, McKenna began his career practicing medicine with his father while at the same time Founded McKenna Venture Investments which is a boutique real estate development firm. Dr. McKenna, later on, founded another firm Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc. The two firms provided financial services, real estate closing services and offered turnkey design-build.
August 29th, 2005 is one day that Dr. McKenna would never forget as this day was quite catastrophic to him. Hurricane Katrina destroyed almost everything in the city of New Orleans, and Dr. McKenna who had invested heavily in the city was not spared either as most of his business interests were also destroyed. McKenna However did not give up and actively participated in the rebuilding of New Orleans by building low-moderate income housing.
Dr. McKenna in November of 2007 moved to Atlanta, GA where he founded another company ShapeMed. ShapeMed is a wellness and aesthetic medical firm. After being operational for seven years, ShapeMed was sold to Life Time Fitness Inc., and Dr. McKenna was appointed the as the National Director of Life Time Fitness a position he held until July 2016. In July 2017 Dr. McKenna founded OVME Company and became the CEO. OVME is a medical aesthetic firm that is reinventing elective care through the use of technology.
According to Dr. McKenna, the idea of establishing OVME was largely based on the vast experience; he has in the medical aesthetic industry. Dr. McKenna is a serial entrepreneur and has established many companies all of which were successful and sold to public traded companies. During his long career practice, Dr. McKenna being an entrepreneur saw an opportunity of disrupting the industry, and that’s how OVME came into being.
Dr. Mckena typical day looks like this; wakes up at around 6:30 am, takes breakfast with his daughter, have a shower and then leave for work by 8 am until 6 pm. After work he heads back home for dinner with his family and then proceeds to Jiu-Jitsu training to around 9 pm, comes back homework until he falls asleep.
McKenna brings ideas to life through the setting of goals and meditation. One trend that excites him is the decline in smoking in America. Dr. McKenna describes himself as a voracious reader who likes associating with smarter people than him for growth purposes. Some of the people that Dr. McKenna looks up to as role models include Elon Musk, Michael Bloomberg, and former US President Barrack Obama.