Dr. Mark McKenna is medical doctor licensed in surgery and medicine in Florida and Georgia. Originally from New Orleans, Dr. Mark McKenna is a graduate of Tulane University Medical School. After completing his education, Dr. Mark McKenna began working for his father while starting McKenna Venture Investments and soon after Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc that provides finance and real estate closing services. At its height the business employed over 55 people.
With all this success Dr. Mark McKenna didn’t see the two thousand and five Hurricane Katrina coming. Wiping out most of the city of New Orleans as well as most of Dr. Mark McKenna business interests. Katrina was a real gut check. Properties when uninsured and devalued, employees scattered around the country, cash flow when to zero. It was just a real mess. He took an active interest in relief efforts and rebuilding of New Orleans. In two thousand and seven, Dr. Mark McKenna relocated to Atlanta, GA and started ShapeMed. ShapeMed was sold to Lifetime Fitness in twenty fourteen. At this point he decided to round out his education and work on getting his MBA. Although he was a doctor and successful entrepreneur he didn’t have a formal exposure to even basic finance principles. The coarse work prepared him for my next venture- OVME.
OVME, is a retail medical consumer facing, technology enabled, aesthetic company that connects men and women with skilled health care providers in nationwide. It has a direct to consumer mobile platform and boutique feel. Mark started the company in twenty seventeen and was able to raise seed money in the amount of four million from local Atlanta venture capitalists.
Learning from past experiences both as a doctor and an entrepreneur, Mark thinks hard work trumps it all and the old saying measure ten times and cut once is what holds the keys to success. It is important to think big and plan thoroughly. Further more, Mark is very much a charitable philanthropic and has partnered with the Make A Wish Foundation. Charitable giving is more than just a mission statement to Mark McKenna, a truly remarkable man.