Dr. Mark McKenna is a doctor in medicine with licenses from Georgia and Florida State Board of Medical Examiners allowing to perform surgeries in addition to practicing medicine. His Alma Matter is Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans. Once he left school, Dr. Mark McKenna started practicing medicine together with his father who is also a doctor. In the beginning period of his practices, McKenna also founded his own company, McKenna Venture Investments; a firm focused on real-estate and investment. He also founded ShapeMed, an aesthetic-based medical practice which he later sold in 2014 to Life Time Fitness Inc.
Dr. Mark McKenna also founded and became the CEO of OVME Cosmetics, another aesthetic-based company. OVME, however, concentrate on technology in the delivery of proper patients’ healthcare. This company has shown his ability to weave together his two passions, medicine, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Mark McKenna has been able to do this by uniting skilled medical practitioners to consumers of their products, something that has made the company to be very successful.
Dr. Mark McKenna’s success has been as a result of both entrepreneurship and medicine, though earlier, his focus has been more on entrepreneurship. This became evident when he was striving to make McKenna Venture Investments a recognizable company, a factor he achieved when he bought out most of his competitors. His company thrived for some time until New Orleans, where most of his properties were, was hit by a hurricane. This made McKenna question the longevity of such a venture which brought him back to medical practice.
Deriving from companies such as Bloomberg and Uber that had already thrived by the use of technology to identify and manipulate consumers’ needs and preferences, Dr. Mark McKenna founded OVME. He identified this opportunity when he saw that more Americans used cosmetic alterations on a daily basis. He ensured that such people were catered for as soon as they reached out to OVME. This helps to make sure that the patient’s experience in the clinic as the first priority. The experience can be achieved through good communication skills that help the experts understand what the patient needs of them.