Mark McKenna, MD, MBA is a highly respected Medical Doctor who holds a license in Surgery and Medicine from Georgia and Florida’s State Boards of Medical Examiners. Mr. McKenna has an unshakeable passion for patient advocacy and is a dedicated servant of his community. He is a native of New Orleans, LA, and graduated from Tulane University’s Medical School.
After he completed his medical training, Mark McKenna joined his father’s medical practice and at the same time founded McKenna Venture Investments, which is a boutique real estate company. In time, he went on to acquire Universal Mortgage Lending and launch Uptown Title Incorporated. His portfolio of companies quickly grew to more than 50 employees, providing clients with turnkey finance, design and build, as well as real estate closing solutions. In August 2015, the city of New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina destroying most of Mark McKenna’s business interests in the city. Following the storm, he took an active part in the rebuilding of New Orleans by developing low to moderate income housing.
Launch of ShapeMed and OVME
McKenna relocated to Atlanta in November 2007, where he launched a wellness medical practice called ShapeMed. He sold the company to NYSE-listed Time Life Fitness Inc. in 2014. Mark was then appointed by Time Life Fitness to serve as its National Medical Director. Dr. McKenna then founded and became the chief executive of OVME, which is a consumer-facing pharmaceutical aesthetic firm dedicated to changing the face of elective healthcare. According to Mark, he thought of starting OVME following his ten-year experience in the medical aesthetics industry. By growing one of the biggest elective medicine practices in the country and selling it to a publicly traded company, he saw an opportunity to disrupt the industry.
Personal Life and Philosophy
Dr. Mark McKenna is married to Gianine McKenna. The two are blessed with a daughter, Milana Elle. They also own a four-year-old Pomeranian known as Ryder. Mark says that he gains business inspiration by practicing visualization and regularly setting goals. He is also a firm believer in the power of meditation.