When Hurricane Katrina left the whole city of New Orleans destroyed, most of Dr. Mark McKenna’s developing business interests went down as well. New Orleans is McKenna’s homeland and he has actively participated in the rebuilding of New Orleans since the aftermath. He put forth the redevelopment of low to moderate income housing in the area to help the victims that lost everything get a nice head start to rebuild their future in the city. In an in-depth interview, Dr. Mark McKenna explained the idea behind his company OVME, a tech-enabled medical aesthetics company that’s sought to reinvent elective healthcare. The idea came to him after working for over 10 years in the medical aesthetics industry, he had become aware that there were many opportunities to disrupt the healthcare industry. Dr. Mark McKenna brings his ideas to life by initially setting goals and practicing a visualization technique every chance he gets. By meditating in a peaceful setting and actively creating goals, he found his own recipe for success. During the interview he points out that one of the good habits that helps make him more productive as an entrepreneur is that he is a voracious reader. He also shares that he is ecstatic that there is a current decline in smoking in the United States.
Dr. Mark McKenna is a licensed practitioner in surgery and medicine by the Georgia and Florida State Board of Medical Examiners. He currently serves as the CEO and founder of his company OVME, a technology enabled medical aesthetic company. Launched in 2017, OVME purpose is to reinvent the elective healthcare system for the US. Before he founded OVME, Dr. McKenna ran a wellness practice named ShapeMed, he later sold this practice to a publicly traded company.
Dr. Mark McKenna graduated from the Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He launched a boutique real estate development firm during his time practicing medicine with his father. Mark used to serve as a board member of the New Orleans Industrial Development Board and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. He is married to Gianine Mckenna and they share a daughter named Milana Elle.