Dr. Mark McKenna is a doctor and entrepreneur hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is licensed to practice surgery as well as medicine by the state medical examination boards of Florida and Georgia, and he received his MD from Tulane University’s medical school in New Orleans.
Dr. Mark McKenna also holds an MBA, which he has put to good use diversifying his business interests. After finishing his medical training at Tulane, he founded the boutique real estate development firm McKenna Venture Investments. He has since expanded his portfolio of businesses, acquiring Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc.
The destruction that Hurricane Katrina wreaked on New Orleans in 2005 destroyed most of Dr. Mark McKenna’s business interests, but he wouldn’t be deterred. In the storm’s aftermath, he worked to help re-develop low and middling income housing to rebuild the city that was his birthplace.
In 2007, Dr. McKenna moved to Atlanta to launch ShapeMed, a wellness-based medical center specializing in non-surgical weight loss through medical expertise. ShapeMed was sold to Life Time Fitness in November of 2014, but from 2014 to 2016 he served as Life Time Fitness’ National Medical Director.
In July of 2017, Dr. McKenna founded his most recent business, OVME. OVME is a medical aesthetic company like ShapeMed, but enabled by advanced technology. OVME has begun to change the landscape for elective healthcare, and Dr. McKenna has stated that he wishes to disrupt the national healthcare landscape and provide patients with more treatment options.
Today, Dr. Mark McKenna continues to work as the CEO of OVME. He is married to Gianine McKenna and they have a daughter, Milana. They live together in the greater Atlanta area. Dr. McKenna continues to diversify his business interests, serving as a board member of the New Orleans Jazz Festival and the New Orleans Industrial Development Board at various times. He is also a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization, where he shares his entrepreneurial success stories with others.