Dr. Mark McKenna has always seen himself as an entrepreneur, and accordingly, he has always been in business for himself. He says he has trouble envisioning himself as an employee, according to an article on the Technology News Extra website.
Of course, there were temporary jobs when he went to medical school on his way to becoming a surgeon. On one of those jobs — examining prisoners at a nearby prison — he saved up enough money to make his first real estate investment. McKenna continued to invest in real estate with success. He created a real estate business and subsequently acquired a title company and a real estate lending company. With all the building blocks in place, he started his own turnkey development company.
Dr. Mark McKenna credits his parents for his lifelong bent for entrepreneurship. His father was a self-employed surgeon. His mother owned a publishing firm. Their example became his model for life.
But it wasn’t long before disaster paid Dr. Mark McKenna and the citizens of New Orleans a visit in the form of Hurricane Katrina. The hurricane devastated his business with the same efficiency that it destroyed New Orleans. McKenna didn’t quit, nor did he lose his resolve. He rebuilt his business by helping to rebuild New Orleans.
Dr. Mark McKenna escaped the next disaster — the financial and housing crisis of 2008 — with his funds intact. He’d sensed a change in the economic climate and cashed out.
Dr. Mark McKenna next created ShapeMed, a boutique medical firm. It was quite successful, and he was sold it to Lifetime Fitness, as they wanted to add it to their stable of fitness enterprises.
The next venture Dr. Mark McKenna founded was OvMe, pronounced Of Me. It’s an aesthetic company. Its business proposition is to connect those who wish to improve their appearance with competent, reputable medical practitioners. Their primary offering is a direct to consumer app that McKenna says is unlike anything yet seen in the medical field. OvMe opened their first store in the Atlanta suburb of Buckhead in late spring of 2018.