A Look into the Life of Investor and Medical Doctor, Dr. Mark McKenna

Licensed medical doctor and surgeon, Dr. Mark McKenna is the founder and CEO of OVME. The company uses technology and medical aesthetic to offer elective health solutions. After years of working in the aesthetic medical field, Dr. McKenna noted that there were other opportunities in the industry and that’s when he came up with the idea of OVME.

Medical Career

McKenna received medical training from Tulane University Medical School. After completing, he joined his father in practice and today he is a licensed medical doctor in both surgery and medicine. After years of operating in New Orleans, which is also his hometown, he moved to Atlanta in 2007 where he launched ShapeMed, a medical practice focusing on aesthetic and wellness. In 2014, Life Time Fitness Inc. bought ShapeMed and Dr. McKenna became the company’s national medical director. In 2017 July, he founded the OVME where he assumed the position of the CEO.

Career as an Investor

When he started his medical practice, he simultaneously embarked in real estate and founded the McKenna Venture Investment, a firm that deals with real estate development. As the years passed by, his company grew to have over fifty employees, offering building designs and finance in the industry. However, when the 2005 Katrina Hurricane hit New Orleans, most of Dr. Mark McKenna’s interests were destroyed. Instead of losing hope, McKenna contributed in rebuilding his city through the development of low to moderate-income housing.

Dr. McKenna’s Personal Life

McKenna and his wife Gianine McKenna are blessed with one beautiful daughter. Dr. McKenna is very close to his family. He prepares the family breakfast and dines with his daughter even before the wife wakes up. He heads for work at 8 a.m. and leaves work at 6 p.m. when he heads home to have dinner with his family.

As successful as he is, Dr. McKenna strongly believes in meditation, as it is during this time that he sets his goals and visualizes them. Other than that, Dr. Mark reads a lot; a habit he believes helps him succeed as an entrepreneur.


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