Dr. Mark Mckenna wanted to be a doctor because he saw his father doing it when he was growing up. He knew his family had some comfort and that it came from his father practice, and he saw his father helping people every day.
Dr. Mark Mckenna enrolled in Tulane University and began studying medicine. He had some of his conceptions overturned while at school, however. Learning that it can be difficult to find work and that that work won’t pay as well as what his father made, Mckenna decided he needed a second revenue stream to make his dreams come true. Working at a prison as a medical examiner when he wasn’t in school he took the extra money from that and began investing in real estate by creating his own company, Mckenna Venture Investing.
He went to work for his father after graduating Tulane but never gave up his real estate investments. The world of real estate had come to fascinate Dr. Mark Mckenna more than medicine and after five years at his fathers practice he left medicine for New Orleans real estate full time.
He made a more than respectable portfolio for himself, valued at over $5 million. But when the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina struck the area his investments, like the rest of the city, were nearly destroyed. Dr. Mark Mckenna decided not to leave NOLA and instead stuck around and helped rebuild by fixing damaged houses.
When the real estate crash came shortly afterward, Mckenna managed to avert his own disaster by divesting from real estate when he saw the crash coming, noticing too many questionable mortgages were being approved. Taking his money into the medical field Mckenna invested in ShapeMed and helped turn the single clinic into a network. ShapeMed was sold to Life Time Fitness, Inc.
Mckenna then took his investment to OVME. OVME is an online app that allows patients to order Botox online and have it delivered to their home. This is convenient for both patient and doctor as it saves both time and money going through costly, needless consultation appointments.