Dr. Mark McKenna: Founder of the New Technology Driven Medical Aesthetic Company, OVME
Dr. Mark McKenna has been working in the medical aesthetics industry for over ten years, beginning in 2007, when he launched ShapeMed in Atlanta, GA. He was able to turn ShapeMed into one of the largest wellness and aesthetic based practice in America before he sold it to Life Time Fitness, Inc. in 2014. During that time McKenna noticed many opportunities in the industry, and he developed the idea to start OVME, a technology-enabled medical aesthetic company that hopes to reinvent elective healthcare. McKenna has been extremely successful in his entrepreneurial ventures, and he owes his success partly to surrounding himself with smart, influential people and reading. He recommends the inspirational book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napolean Hill to all entrepreneurs. He also found that meditation and setting goals helps his ideas become reality.
Dr . Mark McKenna, originally from New Orleans, attended Tulane University Medical School. After completing his medical training he went on to practice with his father while launching his first real estate business, McKenna Venture Investments. Later, he added the companies Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc. to his portfolio.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck his hometown, New Orleans, and devastated many homes and businesses. Dr. McKenna played a big part in rebuilding and reconstructing low-moderate income housing for displaced families. Two years later McKenna relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to start his wellness and aesthetic practice, ShapeMed. After selling his profitable practice to Life Time Fitness, Inc., in 2014, Dr. McKenna served as the National Medical Director for the company until July 2016. A year later he founded and became the CEO of OVME. To know mroe about him click here.
When Dr. McKenna is not leading his practice, he spends times with his wife Gianine, his daughter Milana Elle, and their Pomeranian, Ryder. In his spare time, he also regularly trains for Jiu-Jitsu and was previously a board member of the New Orleans Jazz Festival as well as the New Orleans Industrial Development Board. Dr. McKenna is currently a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization.