Dr. Mark McKenna, Entrepreneur

Born in New Orleans, LA, Mark McKenna is a trail blazer as an entrepreneur. He is a patient advocate, and passionate about his community service. Dr. McKenna, MD, MBA is licensed in surgery and medicine. He graduated from Tulane University Medical School, after completing his medical training, he practiced medicine along side his father. It was during this time that he established Mckenna Venture Investment, a real estate development firm. A few years later, he acquired Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title. These companies grew to employ over fifty people. When hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, Dr. McKenna lost most of his business interests. After the storm, he participated in the rebuilding of New Orleans by redeveloping low to moderate income housing. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2007 and opened ShapeMed, an aesthetic and wellness medical facility. He later sold it to Life Time Fitness, Inc. and served as their National Medical Director. In 2017 Dr. Mark became Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OVME, which is technology enabled, consumer facing, and medical aesthetic company that is going back to elective healthcare.

Dr. McKenna is married to wife, Gianine, and they have one daughter, Milana, and a Pomeranian named Ryder. He holds membership in the Entrepreneurs Organization, The New Orleans Industrial Development Board and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. He got the idea to build OVME from working for over ten years in the medical aesthetic industry. To help him bring ideas to the fore front, he likes to meditate and actively set goals. He has one habit that makes him productive, and that is being an avid reader. He keeps up with the trends of today, and the one trend that really excites him is that smoking has declined in America. He is a man that would only change one thing in his life and that is to have moved more slowly when he was young. He uses simple computer technology, just recently read the book, “Think and Grow Rich”, and was personally influenced by Elon Musk, Michael Bloomberg and Barack Obama.

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