It is not an easy task to become a successful entrepreneur. It is even harder to succeed in entrepreneurship when faced with disaster. Facing challenges is precisely what Dr. Mark McKenna has experienced. In most cases, he was faced with tragedy as well as potential failure in his way, but he was able to pick up and continue with his goals and excelling in the field. It all began when McKenna was at the medical school. He wanted to become a doctor just like his dad. According to him, a medical career was fulfilling and lucrative. Moreover, he thought with a medical degree; one was able to make his way within the industry. However, while at the Tulane University’s medical school pursuing his degree, Mark started to realize that the industry was changing so fast. He realized that it was not an easy duty to become a successful doctor as he had thought before. It was even hard for him to make ends meet as he pursuing his training.
To make it through his schooling, he had to start a side hustle. He came up with a real estate development organization called McKenna Venture Investments. It was not easy to start this company, so he had to work at the local prison to raise funds for his first investment. It was relieving as the investments began paying off. His real estate company started to grow little by little as well as other changes in his life. Dr. Mark McKenna later graduated with a medical degree and started working with his dad. Though this was his lifetime dream, it was not all that he wanted at the moment. The job was not paying him well, and it was not as challenging and exciting as his investments in real estate. After working for five years in the medical field, Dr. Mark McKenna decided to dedicate his time to his real estate business fully. However, the Hurricane Katrina swept almost a half of his investment hence, making his return to the medical field.
Dr. Mark McKenna is the CEO and founder of OVME Cosmetics. OVME Cosmetics is a customer-oriented, elective healthcare organization that concentrates on patient and technology services that are connected to aesthetic and elective healthcare services.
Dr. Mark McKenna has had an untraditional career. While he graduated from Tulane Medical School, he felt that real estate was a better investment. He chose New Orleans as the place to build his empire, which was wildly successful until Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Overnight, he lost millions in property. While Dr. Mark McKenna did rebuild, he eventually decided to sell his company, move to Atlanta, and start a new business.
In Atlanta, Dr. Mark McKenna opened up a business specializing in non-surgical cosmetic treatments. ShapeMed offered services such as laser hair removal, nutritional counseling, weight counseling, and Botox. He had a chain of offices and was quite successful. In 2015, Dr. Mark McKenna sold ShapeMed to the gym chain Lifetime Fitness. Originally, Dr. Mark McKenna stayed on the staff. Lifetime ended up being bought out, and Dr. McKenna quit soon after that.
Now, he is on a mission to revolutionize the business of non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Dr. Mckenna has created a new business, OVME, pronounced “of me”. OVME is located in the Buckhead portion of Atlanta. OVME offers traditional cosmetic treatments, such as Botox. But it also does so much more. Dr. McKenna is offering private consultations, private, luxury treatment rooms, and is implementing the use of the latest technology. He wants Buckhead residents to look and feel their best. OVME offers various memberships that include services such as facials, dermal fillers, Vivace microneedling. testosterone replacement therapy, weight management by analyzing DNA, and more.
While all of these offerings are on the cutting edge of current technology, there is a service Dr. McKenna wants to begin to offer that is outside the box. He wants to offer patients the option to have certain services come to their home. His vision is for clients to be able to order a Botox injection using an app similar to Uber and have a practitioner make a house call. Dr. McKenna has a talent for being successful, and this will undoubtedly be another great success.