Dr. Mark McKenna: Entrepreneur, Innovator, and Father.

Dr. Mark McKenna is a medical doctor practicing surgery and medicine. He was certified by the Georgia & Florida State Board of Medical Examiners. Initially from New Orleans, Dr. Mark McKenna graduated from the city’s prestigious Tulane University Medical School.

Although Dr. Mark McKenna was extremely passionate about the business industry, he had to practice medicine with his father. However, his passion vitalized and he simultaneously started the organization, McKenna Venture Investments — a real estate firm. As the years passed, McKenna owned more companies, including Uptown Title, Inc and Universal Mortgage Lending. These companies would employ more than 50 people and were in the finance, design, and real estate industries.

When it appeared everything was going good, Hurricane Katrina strikes New Orleans in 2005. Consequently, it destroyed New Orleans and many of McKenna’s firms. Albeit devasted by the catastrophic hurricane, McKenna helped rebuild the city, more specifically, the low-income districts. With a sheer work-ethic consisting of waking up early in the morning, medicating at least one time a day, and setting clear goals, it is no wonder he has numerous accomplishments under him. In addition, he practices Jiu-Jitsu for hours at a time.

Two years later, McKenna moved to Atlanta, GA, where he would launch ShapeMed — a medical firm. Then in 2014, the company was sold to Life Time Fitness and McKenna became the company’s National Medical Director.

More recently in July 2017, McKenna founded OVME (meaning “of me”) — a technological medicine company, hoping to innovate the industry. It was only after he sold his previous medical firm that he realized he wanted to disrupt the medical industry.

Today, Dr. Mark McKenna is a patient advocate and enjoys serving his community. He is married to Gianna McKenna and have two children, Milana and Ryder. McKenna is also an active reader and believes it is a habit that makes him more productive as an entrepreneur. Throughout life, he says he has never quite had a job; he enjoys all of life’s moments. Additionally, he has served in organizations such as the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Industrial Development Board, and the Entrepreneurs Organization.