- Mark McKenna is a medical doctor licensed by the Georgia and Florida State Board of Medical Examiners. He was born in New Orleans and graduated from Tulane University Medical School. He started his practice together with his father. However, his entrepreneurial side propelled him to start McKenna Venture Investments, a real estate development firm. Later, Mark acquired Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title Inc. The two companies would then grow and employ 50 employees. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, most of his business interest were destroyed. Together with the community, they would then rebuild the city in the aftermath of the storm.
Dr. Mark McKenna relocated to Atlanta in 2007. There he opened a wellness and aesthetic practice. Dr. Mark McKenna sold ShapeMed in 2014 to Life Time Fitness Inc. In 2017, he founded OVME, a technology-enabled aesthetic institution. Through this company, Dr. Mark McKenna seeks to re-invent the elective healthcare. McKenna is married to Gianine and a proud father to Milana Elle. The doctor has served as a board member of New Orleans Jazz Festival and the N.O.I.D.B.
In an interview, he attributed the founding of OVME to his ten years’ experience in the aesthetic industry. Dr. Mark McKenna developed his practice and later sold it to a publicly traded company. He would then discover opportunities that would disrupt the industry. On a typical day, McKenna wakes up at 6 am and takes breakfast together with her daughter. He then proceeds to the shower. The working hour’s range between 8 in the morning and 6 in the evening. As a way of bringing ideas to life, Dr. Mark McKenna meditates at least once in a day. He appreciates that smoking is on the decline in America. Additionally, reading makes him more productive.
On his worst job, Mark said that he has always worked for himself. Therefore, he has not had a job. If McKenna got a chance to start over, he would take his time through school. That way, he would find his passion at a much younger age. Surrounding himself with smarter people have contributed to his development. Finally, on the people who have influenced his thinking, Dr. Mark McKenna mentioned Barack Obama.