Dr Mark McKenna has been a businessman since very early in life. He founded his first company, McKenna Venture Investments when he was still studying medicine at Tulane University. McKenna finished his studies and now has a license to practice medicine as a surgeon in the states of Georgia and Florida. Dr. McKenna went on to push McKenna Venture Investments to new heights. The company acquired Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title Inc. It now has more than 50 employees and conducts business as a small real estate development firm. McKenna Venture Investments offers a variety of services including real estate closing, finance and design-build.
Hurricane Katrina played a major role in the lives of people of the Gulf Coast region. The storm hit the area in 2005 and created a level of devastation that had not been seen before. Dr. Mark McKenna and his businesses to great losses as well. He in turn used the opportunity to give back to his hometown of New Orleans and participate in the rebuilding of the its infrastructure. Dr. McKenna was also directly involved in developing low income housing for less fortunate families.
Dr. Mark McKenna relocated his business operations to Atlanta Georgia and continued to develop new concepts in business. He launched a new brand called ShapeMed, which is a medical wellness and aesthetics practice. ShadeMed performed very well and Dr. McKenna was able to sell it to Lifetime Fitness Inc. From there he founded OVME and introduced it as a new concept to elective healthcare. OVME is reshaping the industry with medical aesthetics and technology.
Dr. Mark McKenna is proud to be a family man and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He wakes up early in the morning in order to make breakfast for his daughter so his wife can continue to sleep. Dr. McKenna uses this opportunity to reflect on the day ahead and relish being a father to his child.
Dr. Mark McKenna takes the time to meditate at some point throughout his day. The meditation keeps him focused on the task at hand and allows him to prioritize. There are many matters to be taken care of. However, it is important to understand the order of business. Dr. McKenna credits his success to surrounding himself with people who are smarter than he is, which helps him maintain a proper perspective of life goals.