Those who know Dr. Mark McKenna know him as a serial entrepreneur. He is also a medical doctor, who found passion in business. Originally from New Orleans, Dr. McKenna’s friends and family call him “Mark”.
An alumnus of the Tulane University Medical School, Dr. Mark McKenna is licensed, and certified in medicine and surgery. He is certified by both the Georgia and Louisiana States Board of Medical Examiners. After completing his medical studies, Dr. Mark McKenna worked with his father, who is also a doctor. It was while working with his father that he realized that it would be tough to make money by simply being a doctor.
Change of Career
Working as physician was a short-lived career path for Dr. Mark McKenna. After a short while, he ventured out on his own, and he started his own real estate business. Most people who know Dr. McKenna never realised that real estate was one of his primary passions.
While still in New Orleans, Dr. Mark McKenna started working on his real estate business. He began to invest in various development projects. He also launched his own mortgage company. He was the founder as well as Chief Executive Officer of three companies: McKenna Crescent Investments, Uptown Title, and Universal Mortgage Lending.
Business was thriving, but unfortunately, the 2005 Hurricane Katrina caused Dr. Mark McKenna a huge loss. He lost his businesses overnight, and he stayed in New Orleans to help rebuild community. However, afterwards, he realised that the real estate sector had its risks. He later moved to Atlanta, GA to pursue his other passion- medicine.
ShapeMed and OVME
When Dr. McKenna moved to Atlanta, he set up a chain of offices called ShapeMed Wellness Center. His vision was to offer cosmetic treatment options such as laser hair removal, and botox. The Center also offered nutrition and weight loss solutions to their patients. His latest venture is a medical aesthetic company known as OVME, which provides elective healthcare. They use medicine, and technology to help their patients to achieve wellness.
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