Dr. Mark McKenna- From Medicine to Entrepreneur And Back

Dr. Mark McKenna began his medical career in New Orleans after graduating from Tulane University Medical School in 1999. He spent five years practicing medicine with his father, but he knew that he wanted more.

With his sights set on the real estate development industry, Dr. Mark McKenna made extra money by providing physicals to prisoners. He was able to launch McKenna Venture Investments and numerous other successful companies while simultaneously practicing medicine. When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, Dr. Mark McKenna felt the devastation firsthand. Despite the destruction, he rebuilt his business, and helped to rebuild New Orleans by purchasing, rehabbing, and reselling property to be used for developing low moderate income housing.

In 2007, with an inkling that some changes were coming for the real estate industry, Dr. Mark McKenna moved to Atlanta where he started ShapeMed, a medical practice with a focus on wellness, aesthetics, and providing high quality services. This practice proved to be extremely lucrative, and soon grew to four offices with multi-millions in annual revenue.

In 2014, an offer to purchase ShapeMed came in from Lifetime Fitness. After accepting the offer, he stayed on board as the company’s National Medical Director until 2015 when Lifetime Fitness was acquired by two private equity firms.

With some money in his pocket and a new baby at home, Dr. Mark McKenna saw an opportunity to take a break. He spent time with family, traveled, and developed his next idea.

In July 2017, Dr. Mark McKenna became the founder and Chief Executive Officer of OVME, an industry-changing medical aesthetic company, which focuses on elective healthcare and premium user experience. After raising money through investment firms, like Equity38, he was able to develop his mobile app and open the first OVME clinics in Nashville and Atlanta. This is just the beginning for this revolutionary business.

During his down time, this successful entrepreneur enjoys meditation, reading books, practicing JiuJitsu, and daily breakfast dates with his daughter, proving that even the most successful people need to remember that self-love and family should always be priority.

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The Exceptional Career And Thoughts Of Dr. Mark McKenna

Dr. Mark McKenna is a licensed surgical and medical physician in Florida and Georgia. He is dedicated and passionate regarding serving his community. After completing medical school, he joined his fathers practice. When Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans, he helped rebuild community.

Dr. McKenna moved to Georgia in 2007, and began an aesthetic and wellness practice called ShapeMed. In 2014, he sold the business to Life Time Fitness. He then served as the company’s National Medical Director until July of 2017. This was when he began reinventing elective healthcare by founding a medical aesthetic company with a technological base called OVME.

Dr. McKenna and his wife Gianine have a lovely daughter and a Pomeranian. He has served on the boards for both New Orleans Industrial Development and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. He balances his personal and business lives, and has spent ten years in the field of medical aesthetics. He is productive, and his days start at 6:30 a.m. He spends time with his family, works and trains in Jiu Jitsu.

Dr. McKenna considers himself a voracious reader, and is encouraged by the decline in smoking in United States. He admits if he could begin his life again, he would embrace his passion when he was much younger. He feels he has rushed certain aspects of his life, and has learned to slow down. He believes direction is just as important as speed.

Dr. McKenna received his medical degree from the Tulane University Medical School. His career has been varied, he has founded a firm for real estate development, acquired a mortgage and title company, and practiced medicine. He has been responsible for fifty employees, built his portfolio, and gained experience in real estate closing, finance and turnkey design-build.

Dr. McKenna redeveloped housing in New Orleans to help people in the low-moderate income bracket, and to give back to his community. He is well respected, has acquired substantial expertise in his fields, and has proven himself a true leader. He not only sets goals for himself, he follows them through. He feels when he combines this with meditation, he is successful.

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