Dr. Mark McKenna is Transforming New Orleans into an Investors Hub through his Real Estate Development efforts

Dr. Mark McKenna is a licensed medical doctor, a committed patient advocate, and a respected community leader. He obtained his license to practice medicine and surgery from the Florida and Georgia State Board of Medical Examiners. The New Orleans native completed his medical course at the Tulane University Medical School. He started practicing medicine at his father’s clinic and eventually launched McKenna Venture Investments, a premier real estate development business.

McKenna acquired Uptown Title, Inc., and Universal Mortgage Lending. This portfolio firms grew to more than 50 workers, and they provided finance, real estate closing, and turnkey design-build services. On August 29, 2005, McKenna registered massive losses following the Hurricane Katrina that damaged the city of New Orleans and a bigger percentage of McKenna’s business interests. After this disastrous storm, he joined other investors in the rebuilding of New Orleans by financing the construction of low-moderate income properties.

McKenna moved to Atlanta, GA, in November 2007. He started a medical practice, ShapeMed, which focused on wellness and aesthetics. Life Time Fitness acquired ShapeMed on November 1, 2014, and appointed McKenna as its national medical director. He relinquished this position in July 2016. McKenna founded OVME, an innovative facing, technology supported, aesthetic firm that is redefining elective healthcare.

Origin of the idea to form OVME

Dr. McKenna leveraged his more than a decade’s professional experience in the competitive medical aesthetics sector to come up with OVME. He gained a lot of knowledge from building one of the biggest practices in America and selling it to a publicly traded firm. He discovered that the medical aesthetics industry had many untapped opportunities.

Bringing ideas to life

Dr. McKenna has a unique strategy for bringing his ideas to life. He sets goals and visions on a regular basis. He also enjoys meditating once per day. He believes meditation coupled with active goal setting is a perfect recipe for success. Dr. McKenna loves to surround himself with smarter people. That way, he regularly learns new ideas and solutions to problems that he faces. He recommends every ambitious entrepreneur to read Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich.

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