Dr. Mark McKenna, licensed in surgery and medicine in both Georgia and Florida, started his real estate business while working for his father’s family practice after receiving his medical degree from Tulane University of New Orleans. McKenna is what can be described as a “doctorpreneur”, a term coined to describe physicians who are also entrepreneurs. After making millions in real estate, Dr. Mark McKenna certainly deserves this distinction.
McKenna not only founded and acted as chief executive officer of McKenna Venture Institute, but also founded or acquired supporting companies Uptown Title, Inc. and as well as Universal Mortgage. The combination of these companies made sure consumers were supported through their real estate purchases from start to finish within Dr. Mark McKenna’s personal network.
Tragically, when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans it cost the community human lives and millions in financial damage. Dr. Mark McKenna’s business was not immune to the losses. His businesses faced millions in damages and after helping the city rebuild affordable housing developments he made the decision to move to Atlants and try his hand at medicine again.
Launching in late 2007, McKenna’s company ShapeMed offered elective, non-surgical aesthetic procedures and is seen as one of the best practices in the area. In 2014, McKenna sold his company for an offer that included being Medical Director for Life Time Fitness.
In July 2015 he left Life Time Fitness and focused on a new project known as OVME. OVME offers similar services as ShapeMed, but with a vision to offer patients procedures in a luxury environment that does not feel like a medical office in both his retail locations and where the patient chooses. McKenna wants OVME to be seen as the Uber of aesthetics with an app in the works and video conferencing already being offered to patients and potential patients. McKenna was able to raise over four million in capital to finance his vision and already has two offices in both Atlanta and Nashville with plans to expand to Las Vegas and beyond.
McKenna is part of the Entrepreneurs Organization as well as serving the New Orleans Jazz Festival as a board member before relocating.
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