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.
Dr. Mark McKenna is a medical doctor, who held a degree in medicine from the Tulane University Medical school. After completing his course, Mark practiced medicine with his dad. While working with his father Mark was also investing in real estate and thus started the Dr. Mckenna Venture Investments. Hurricane Katrina, a storm that hit Orleans in 2005, destroyed Mark’s property but mark redeveloped low, moderate income houses as a result of rebuilding New Orleans.
In 2007 Dr. Mark launched Shapemed in Atlanta. Shapemed dealt with wellness and aesthetic based medical practice. In November 2014 mark sold Shapemed to Life Time Fitness Inc. Until July 2016, Dr. Mark was the National Medical Director of Life Time Fitness Inc. Dr. Mark became the CEO of OVME in July 2017.OVME is a medical aesthetics company. Gianine McKenna is the wife of Dr. McKenna’s, and they have two children Milanna Elle and Ryder
Dr. Mark says that the idea for OVME came as a result of working in many medical aesthetic industries. Dr. Mckenna wakes up at 6:30 am and takes his breakfast together with his daughter. Dr Mark heads into work at 8 am, works till 6 pm and heads home for dinner. After dinner, Dr. Mark trains in Jiu-Jitsu training until 9 pm and later goes home where he works until he dozes off.
Dr. Mark sets goals and practices visualization for him to bring his ideas to reality. Dr. Mark also meditates in a quiet place every day. Dr. Mark claims that the combination of setting goals and mediation is the best recipe for success. Dr. Mckenna is delighted because of reduced smoking in America. Dr. Mark is also a voracious reader a trait that has made him more productive in entrepreneurship. Dr. Mark also claims that surrounding himself with smart and right people is one strategy that has also made him very successful as a business man.
Dr. Mark advises young people to take more time to find their passion since he believes that there is no need for making quick decisions which don’t have directions. Dr. Mark also advises the community to read books that motivate them in their lines of works. Dr. Mckenna also claims that using money wisely is another trait that everyone should adopt.