In a recent interview, Dr. Mark McKenna stated that his strategy for helping him grow his business is the be surrounded by people who are smarter than himself. Dr. McKenna is a very energetic, and knowledgeable entrepreneur as well as a licensed medical and surgical Doctor. Dr. McKenna MD, MBA graduated from the Tulane University Medical School in Louisiana. After graduating from Medical School, he went into practice with his father. It was during this time that he launched his first business, McKenna Venture Investments, a real estate firm. He later launched Universal Mortgage Lending, which offered design building. He also acquired Uptown Title, Inc. with services in real estate closing, and finance.
A native of New Orleans, Dr. Mark McKenna had successful businesses as well as a medical practice. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed the Louisiana Coast, and the city of New Orleans, leaving many business interest in uncertainty. Dr. Mark McKenna began participating in the relief effort by helping to develop low to moderate income housing for the many people that were displaced by the total devastation of the city. After the tireless efforts of professional like Dr. Mark McKenna, the city started to rebuild, and restructure. When he had completed the project of redevelopment in New Orleans, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Mark McKenna continue his entrepreneurial projects by launching Shape Med, which was a wellness medical center. He later sold it to Life Time Fitness Inc. where Dr. McKenna served as the National Medical Director. In 2016 Dr. McKenna Became the Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of OVME, a consumer facing, medical company that is technology based, and focused on elective healthcare. Dr. McKenna is married, and he and his wife, Gianine, have two daughters. When recently asked what habit of his made him a more productive entrepreneur, he proudly revealed that he was an avid reader. One trend that pleases him more than any other is the decline in smoking. He continues his entrepreneurial endeavors while he still enjoys his passion for practicing medicine.