Mark McKenna is not only a licensed medical doctor but also a shrewd businessperson/entrepreneur. In fact, he did not give up on his business endeavors even after Hurricane Katrina laid to waste a considerable portion of his business interests in New Orleans. According to McKenna’s IdeaMensch interview, the OVME idea stemmed from more than a decade of experience in the medical aesthetic industry.
For McKenna, bringing ideas to life involves constantly setting goals and practicing visualization. Over the years, he has also discovered that combining active goal setting with meditation serves as a vital key to success. For this reason, Dr.Mark McKenna is a great fan of Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. According to him, the book is a must-read for any entrepreneur, as it delves deeper into the potential of visualization.
Mark owes his success in growing businesses to surrounding himself with individuals that are more intelligent. Given a chance to start all over again, he would take things more gradually as opposed to rushing them. Mainly this is because to Mark, speed without a particular direction is useless.
About Mark McKenna
Licensed in both medicine and surgery by the Florida and Georgia State Board of Medical Examiners, Mark McKenna is a devoted community servant and patient advocate. He obtained his medical knowledge from Tulane University Medical School. Upon completing his training, McKenna ventured into medical practice with his father. Concurrently, he demonstrated a passion for the real estate industry through the inception of McKenna Venture Investments, a real estate development company. After some years, Mark McKenna founded Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc.
Mark McKenna’s companies grew into businesses with more than 50 employees and provided a broad range of services like finance, real estate closing, and turnkey design-build services. Unfortunately, on August 29, 2005, things took a sudden downturn after Hurricane Katrina destroyed most of McKenna’s business ventures. Later in November 2007, he moved to Atlanta, GA where he founded ShapeMed, an aesthetic and wellness based medical practice. McKenna sold the company to Life Time Fitness Inc. on November 1, 2014, and in July 2017 he became the founder and CEO of OVME.