Dr. Mark McKenna founded OVME in July 2017 after spending well over ten years in the medical aesthetics industry. The successful entrepreneur is banking on the experience gained in starting, growing and selling his practice ShapeMed to one of the largest publicly traded companies in America to build his new venture to new levels of success. He has been licensed as a surgery and medical doctor by both the Georgia and Florida State Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. McKenna holds an MBA from the Tulane University Medical School.
Mark McKenna’s entrepreneurial journey began after he left college while he was practicing medicine alongside his father. He founded and launched McKenna Venture Investments, a firm working in the real estate development industry. H would go on to acquire Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc. a company which he grew over the years to employ over 50 personnel. These entrepreneurial ventures shaped him into the successful business magnate that he would eventually become. His business growth was, however, abruptly interrupted by the Hurricane Katrina which wiped out a considerable amount of his business interests in New Orleans in 2005.
Although Mr. McKenna actively participated in the rebuilding effort by redeveloping low and moderate income housing in the aftermath of the hurricane, he relocated to Atlanta City in Georgia in 2007. He founded and launched ShapeMed in the same years and grew it into a reputable wellness and aesthetic medical firm over a period of 7 years., He sold this company to NYSE traded Life Time Fitness in 2014 and served as the company’s medical aesthetic company until 2016. He left the Life Time Fitness in 2016 to launch OVME, a medical aesthetic company relying heavily on technology to reinvent elective healthcare. He is the CEO of the enterprise.
Asked how he comes up with such brilliant ideas, the father of two said that current goal setting, visualization, and meditation are the perfect combination for coming up with great ideas. The voracious reader also says that surrounding yourself with people who are smarter than you is a recipe for success. He has been inspired by and looks up to Elon Musk, Michael Bloomberg, and the former American President Barack Obama.