Dr. Mark McKenna is a husband, father, committed community servant and entrepreneur. He’s also a licensed physician able to perform surgery and practice medicine in Florida and Georgia. A New Orleans, Louisiana native, Dr. McKenna practiced medicine with his father after completing his training at Tulane Medical School. He also built a very successful real estate empire that included McKenna Venture Investments, Uptown Title, as well as Universal Mortgage Lending. With a staff of 50, his companies offered financing, real estate closing and turnkey design-build services.
Hurricane Katrina destroyed all of that when it hit New Orleans in 2005. Still, Dr. Mark McKenna stayed and did his best to help with rebuilding efforts. A board member of the New Orleans Jazz Festival and the New Orleans Industrial Development Board, McKenna built affordable housing throughout the city to provide homes for displayed low and middle income people. The committed community servant wanted to help make sure New Orleans would have the resources and people it needed to once again be a great city with a talented, diverse population.
Two years later, Dr. Mark McKenna moved to Atlanta, Georgia. He started a new company called ShapeMed. The medical aesthetics and wellness company did extremely well and was purchased by Life Time Fitness in 2014. After serving as national medical director for two years at Life Time Fitness, Dr. Mark McKenna, a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization, wanted a new challenge. So he started the medical aesthetics company OVME. The decade he had spent in medical aesthetics helped him to realize there was a dire need for just such a technology enabled company.
Dr. Mark McKenna, his wife Gianine and daughter Milana, are a close-knit family. Even with all the time building his new business requires, he also way has breakfast with Milana and dinner with the entire family. Practicing martial arts, visualization, meditation and reading for a while each day all help to bring balance, peace and joy to the hectic daily life of Dr. Mark McKenna as this dedicated patient advocate works to make a valuable contribution to his new home.