Dr. Mark McKenna is a medical doctor, licensed surgeon and successful businessman. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, McKenna earned his medical degree from Tulane University Medical School. He then joined his father’s medical practice. But Mark McKenna also had an interest in business, so he also founded boutique real estate development company McKenna Venture Investments. He also went on to create Uptown Title, Inc. and Universal Mortgage Lending. While Dr. McKenna was serving as a dedicated community servant and a passionate patient advocate, his real estate staff grew to more than 50 and began offering financing, closing and turnkey design-build services.
When Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans in 2005, Dr. McKenna lost a lot of his business interests. Still, he stayed and helped with rebuilding efforts and even worked to redevelop low-moderate income housing and offer it to displaced people needing new homes. Dr. Mark McKenna then moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2007 and founded a medical practice focused on wellness and aesthetics called ShapeMed. In 2014 he sold ShapeMed to Life Time Fitness Inc. and served as the company’s national medical director until 2016.
In 2017, Dr. McKenna founded and became Chief Executive Officer of OVME, a technology enabled, consumer facing medical aesthetics company. The company is currently reinventing elective healthcare. Dr. Mark McKenna has worked in medical aesthetics for more than a decade. That experience has enabled him to start and grow OVME into a successful business. Plus, the husband and father is an Entrepreneurs Organization member. He also remains well-known and beloved in New Orleans because he’s a former member of the New Orleans Industrial Development Board and the New Orleans Jazz Festival board.
With such a busy life, Dr. Mark McKenna carefully structures his day to be as productive as possible. He has breakfast with his daughters and dinner with his entire family. In between, he’s at the office. Dr. McKenna also makes time for daily meditation, visualization, goal setting, reading and Jiu Jitsu training. He surrounds himself with smart people and reminds himself not to move too fast and to make time to enjoy his family.
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