With a father who was a doctor with his own practice, Dr. Mark McKenna developed an interest in becoming a doctor from an early age. In his mind, he thought that the professional was glamorous and being a doctor would mean financial stability for life. However, when he was attending Tulane University pursuing a medical degree, he came to the realization that like any other profession, financial stability is a constant struggle in the medical industry as well. So he decided to venture into real estate while still pursuing his degree.
McKenna and the real estate industry
Mark established the McKenna Venture Investments company which was a real estate development company. In order to raise income for the company, he took a job doing medical check-ups in a local prison regularly. Eventually, he graduated and became a doctor. He began working with his father while still partaking in real estate on the sidelines. Dr. Mark McKenna later lost interest in the medical industry after five years in the business and decided to concentrate on real estate fully.
Mark was doing well in real estate until 2005 when the Hurricane Katrina Struck and devastated his business. Despite the million dollar losses that he suffered, he decided to help the community rebuild their homes and received subsidies from the government. Eventually, he decided to turn to the medical industry again.
Dr. McKenna and the medical industry
McKenna combined his entrepreneurship skills and medical knowledge to launch ShapeMed, an aesthetic clinic. Dr. Mark McKenna thrived in the business and managed to grow the company from a single clinic to a series of clinics which he sold to Life Time Fitness Inc. With the money from the sale, he launched OVME.
OVME is a medical aesthetic business that that allows clients to order their aesthetic based orders via an app with the same name. The OVME app creates a connection between customers and the best medical professionals in the field of aesthetics. Currently, Dr. Mark McKenna is dedicated to the Wellness and Aesthetic business. He plays the role of Chief Executive Officer of OVME which is pronounced ‘off me’