Idea Mensch’s “ Dr. Mark McKenna- Founder and CEO of OVME” article on September 8th, 2017 describes the character that has brought him to achieve such high success. An early riser who values family through special moments with the daughter over breakfast embarks on his day motivated and determined using active goal setting and meditation as core personal values. An active visualization is an essential tool to success as the author suggests a book to assist the readers deeply understand the concept. He then makes sure to spend his time efficiently by associating himself with people who challenge his way of thinking as evidenced when asked who his idols were. Elon Musk and Michael Bloomberg were among some that he mentioned.
Dr. Mark McKenna finds time to practice Jiu Jitsu before heading home. He values health as the article claims he is excited by the rate at which the public has stopped smoking.“Speed without direction is useless.” The doctor advised us as a lesson he learned on the path to where he is now. Being in a hurry without purpose will only end one in a ditch. One should thus prepare and plan as shown through his avid reading habits as an entrepreneur.
He is a licensed medical doctor in surgery and medicine by the Georgia and Florida State Board Medical Examiners. Originally from New Orleans, LA, he graduated from Tulane University Medical School and joined his father in his medical practice while he started a boutique real estate development firm called McKenna Venture Investments. This business he grew to launch Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc. which had a workforce of 50 employees offering turnkey design-build, finance, and real estate closing services.
His passion and dedicated advocacy to the society saw him actively participate in the rebuilding of New Orleans on the aftermath of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina through the redevelopment of housing despite having lost most of his business interests. He moved to Atlanta GA in 2007 to start ShapeMed which is a wellness and aesthetic based medical practice that earned him a distinction only 1% of MDs nationwide achieve in 2013.
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