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Dr. Mark McKenna Was Born To Be An Entrepreneur

Dr. Mark McKenna believes his parents helped him become an entrepreneur. They were self-employed and they gave him their entrepreneurial spirit. Their career provided him with great examples of what an entrepreneur should be. His father is a professional surgeon that runs his own private practice and his mother owns a publishing company. Mark began his career as an entrepreneur and he cannot imagine working for anyone. He had no former training, business school degree, or internship.

He started his business ventures while he attended Tulane University. He saved up money through moonlighting at a local prison and performing medical examinations to invest in real estate. After other investments, he started McKenna Crescent Investments. He later started Universal Mortgage Lending and acquired Uptown Title. His business designed and built residential real estate properties, closed titles, and originated mortgage financing.

He had a great portfolio and his company had 55 employees until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. Many of his properties were destroyed. In response, his company rebuilt or refurbished damaged low-income housing. He moved on to another business venture before the real estate crash occurred. In 2014, he sold his company ShapeMed and earned his executive MBA. He got the degree to help him make his new venture, OVME, a success. ShapeMed was a medical clinic that offered healthcare treatments like Botox. It was bought by Life Time Fitness Inc. Dr. Mark McKenna stayed on as a director for a little while, but he was ready to move on.

OVME was founded in Atlanta as a retail medical aesthetic company. Dr. Mark McKenna plans to open more venues in other major cities, such as Las Vegas. It incorporates a unique direct-to-consumer mobile platform. It will combine modern convenience and the clinic’s high quality service. The company seeks to match professionals with customers to provide a service that is specialized. A venture capital firm gave the company $4 million in seed financing. Dr. Mark McKenna has laid out a five-year plan to take the company to new heights, while making innovations in elective healthcare.