Dr. Mark McKenna is a successful healthcare entrepreneur and licensed doctor from New Orleans. He acquired his surgery and medicine license from the Georgia and Florida State Board of Medical Examiners. Throughout his medical and surgical career, he earned a reputation for being a dedicated community servant. Patients also love him because of his professionalism in his medical and surgical practice. Dr. McKenna is an MD graduate of Tulane University’s School of Medicine.
Dr. McKenna’s Entrepreneurial Journey
After earning his MD, Dr. Mark McKenna briefly worked in his father’s clinic. He later decided to start a boutique property development company, McKenna Venture Investments. Through the experience he earned from running this business, he also launched two other companies. These include Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title. These three companies recorded a massive growth regarding profitability and workforce. They also excelled in finance, real estate closing, and turnkey designing, and building services.
Dr. Mark McKenna suffered a great loss after Hurricane Katrina destroyed most of his New Orleans based properties in 2005. He took part in rebuilding and developing low-moderate income residential units in the city. Two years later, he relocated to Atlanta, GA, to pursue a healthcare entrepreneurship career and founded ShapeMed. This start-up focused on aesthetic and wellness services. In 2014, Dr. McKenna sold it to Life Time Fitness.
Life Time Fitness had Dr. Mark McKenna in its management team as national medical director from 2014 to 2016. After leaving the company, Dr. McKenna started an innovative medical aesthetic firm known as OVME. As CEO of the firm, he oversees its interests in reinventing elective healthcare. He drew inspiration to start OVME from his one-decade experience in the medical aesthetics industry.
Today, Dr. McKenna balances between his work as Chief Executive Officer and being a husband to Gianine McKenna and father to Pomeranian Ryder. He serves in the capacity of a board member at the New Orleans Industrial Board and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. McKenna is a successful entrepreneur because of his firm belief in goal setting. Before bringing ideas to fruition, he prefers to meditate for a while and visualize how they will be impactful. Through reading, he has been able to learn new things about his field of practice.
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