How Dr. Mark McKenna Has Pursued Entrepreneurship

During the course of his professional career, Dr. Mark McKenna has owned business in both the real estate industry and medical industry. He is a graduate of the Tulane University School of Medicine which is where he earned his MD. The first business he owned, though, was McKenna Venture Investments. He owned many properties around New Orleans. Like many other people, though, Hurricane Katrina destroyed most of his properties.

Seeking to rebuild his real estate investment firm, Dr. Mark McKenna started to buy inexpensive homes in New Orleans, make improvements on them, and then sell them within a year, a process known as “house flipping”. He was successful at this but for a variety of reasons he decided to move to Atlanta, Georgia. Once settled in he opened his new new venture, ShapeMed. ShapeMed was an aesthetic and wellness company. His company offered a variety of procedures such as laser hair removal, body sculpting, and weight loss management. Eventually, the success of this company led to another firm buying it, Life Time Fitness Inc. They began to incorporate Shapemed offices into the gyms that they owned and retained Dr. Mark McKenna after the sale as one of their top executives.

Eventually Life Time Fitness was bought out by another firm. Dr. Mark McKenna decided at this time to depart the firm. He is now working on a new concept for a company, OVME, which expects to release its app next year. This business will be national in scope which is a first for a business in this industry. How it will work is people use the app to someone a medical professional to their home who’s specialty is aesthetics. They will do the requested procedure(s) in this person’s home. This will work basically similarly to other popular apps such as Uber where you summon someone to your home to provide a service.

Dr. Mark McKennas is married and his wife’s name is Gianine. They have one daughter as well as a Pomeranian dog at home. Professionally he has joined the Entrepreneurs Society as a member and has served on the board of a few nonprofits.

 

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