If you’re unfamiliar with S. Mark McKenna, he holds degrees in medicine and business; Dr. Mark McKenna is a Tulane University alumnus, who earned his MD/MBA in 1999 and began his career working in his father’s medical practice. Of course, with a growing affinity for business, Dr. McKenna turned his attention towards the world of real estate, launching McKenna Venture Investments, a boutique real estate development firm. Soon after, his growing career ambitions would lead to him becoming the founder of Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, with both businesses working in congruence to provide customers with real estate and closing services.
In 2007, Dr. Mark McKenna made somewhat of a return to his medical roots, launching ShapeMed, a wellness and non-surgical clinic headquartered in Atlanta, GA. The clinic is predicated on providing a holistic experience when it comes to health; it is made up of not only physicians but also dieticians and nutritionist, providing successful weight management solutions and other health services. In 2014, Dr. McKenna sold ShapeMed to Life Time Fitness, ostensibly to broaden his entrepreneurial horizon.
Possessing dual degrees in business and medicine has allowed Dr. McKenna to pursue a number of opportunities, including OVME, a company predicated on providing technology-based medical aesthetics. What are medical aesthetics? Well, it is a growing field that incorporates medical treatments to help improve a patient’s aesthetics. Founded in 2017, OVME markets their use of technology as a way to differentiate themselves from competitors, which has not only attracted new clients but has also encouraged Dr. McKenna to consider opening a chain of locations.
So what’s next for Dr. Mark McKenna? Well, he believes that the majority of the company’s business will be derived from customers seeking Botox treatment, and as a result, OVME will be adding not only freelance practitioners but also a mobile app. These additions, according to Dr. McKenna, are designed to improve the customer experience. According to the company’s website, the mobile app will make it possible for customers to schedule treatments, which can be done in the privacy of their own homes by licensed practitioners. Dr. Mark McKenna believes this is the wave of the future, especially since most people lead fast-paced lifestyles.