When hurricane Katrina struck on August 29th, 2005, it swept away the business interests of Dr. McKenna. A graduate of Tulane University Medical School, Dr. McKenna started working with his father upon completion of his studies and in the process launched a successful real estate development firm known as McKenna Venture Investments and a couple of other businesses but Hurricane Katrina put a stop to them.
A licensed doctor in medicine and surgery by the Georgia and Florida State Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. McKenna relocated to Atlanta in November 2009 where he launched a medical practice based on wellness and aesthetic known as ShapeMed. It became successful and on November 1st, 2014 he sold it to Life Time Fitness Inc. and became the company’s National Medical Director until July 2016. One year later on July 2017, Dr. McKenna founded OVME, a medical aesthetic company that is technology enabled and consumer-facing that is changing elective healthcare.
Dr. McKenna has set rules and guidelines that he adheres to in order for him to continue his success in business and according to him practicing visualization and setting goals is his way of bringing ideas to reality. The fact that he meditates at least once a day is also helpful to him. He sets himself apart from his peers by being an avid reader of books and he recommends that every entrepreneur whether aspiring or established should read ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill.
Dr. Mark McKenna says that the idea of setting up OVME came from over ten years of his working experience in the medical aesthetic industry. He also has a very simple strategy that he implements for the growth of his businesses, he surrounds himself with smarter people than him and he is able to learn something new from them continuously.
His Life’s Role Models
Dr. McKenna also looks up to successful leaders in business and politics for inspiration like President Barack Obama, Space X founder Elon Musk, and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. Dr. Mark is married to Gianine McKenna and has a beautiful daughter.