Dr. Mark McKenna is a family doctor and general surgeon who operates medical practices throughout Florida and Georgia. McKenna is also a successful entrepreneur outside of his medical endeavors, as he both owns and operates McKenna Venture Investments, Universal Mortgage Lending, and Uptown Title, a group of companies that effectively provide potential homebuyers every service they need to take care of business: closing, financing, designing, and building.
Those three businesses took a major hit in 2005, when the infamous Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana harder than any other southeastern state. Despite Dr. Mark McKenna being both emotionally and financially distraught as a result of Katrina’s powerful, category-five winds, he actively participated in the rebuilding of New Orleans and surrounding Louisianan towns.
Dr. Mark McKenna put to work the master’s of business administration degree he earned at Tulane University immediately following Katrina’s wrecking of the state of Louisiana, as he built hundreds of housing units designed specifically for low-income individuals and households.
The young, successful doctor-cum-entrepreneur’s next business venture came after Dr. Mark McKenna jumped ship from his home state of Louisiana to Atlanta, Georgia, the largest city in all of the southeastern United States.
In his first year living in Atlanta, Dr. McKenna created a company called ShapeMed, a company formerly known as Shape Wellness Center. The establishment sought to maintain both the overall physical health of patients and their aesthetics. Dr. Mark McKenna was able to consistently provide his patients with insightful, helpful recommendations regarding what exercises, diets, and other lifestyle changes could result in an increased aesthetic value.
Seven years after opening, Life Time Fitness, Inc., a company so large and well-known that it sells shares of its public stock on financial markets like the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, purchased ShapeMed for an undisclosed sum ranging somewhere in the millions of dollars.
The man, the myth, the legend that is Dr. Mark McKenna most recently formed a company named OVME – its name pronounced as of me – that works via a mobile app to connect consumers with doctors offering aesthetics-heavy healthcare services.