Dr. Mark McKenna is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of OVME, a tech company that links consumers interested in aesthetics-enhancing outpatient treatments with the closest providers endorsed by the company.
According to an interview with IdeaMensch, Dr. Mark McKenna’s idea for OVME is rooted largely in the success of ShapeMed, a company McKenna founded in 2007 and sold in 2014 that provided health, wellness, and aesthetics on a fee-for-service basis to customers around the greater Atlanta, Georgia, area.
ShapeMed was created shortly after Dr. Mark McKenna left his birth state of Louisiana in favor of Georgia’s rolling hills. He left Louisiana in mid-2007 and founded ShapeMed later in the year, in November 2007.
Dr. Mark McKenna grew ShapeMed into one of the most popular aesthetics and wellness medical practices across the state of Georgia, let alone the millions-deep metropolitan area of greater Atlanta. Life Time Fitness, Inc., a corporate conglomeration of businesses spread across the wellness, healthcare, and fitness industries, purchased ShapeMed’s many millions of dollars in assets in November 2014, exactly seven years after the company was founded.
From November 2014 through July 2016, Dr. Mark McKenna led Life Time Fitness as the company’s National Medical Director. Precisely one year after leaving the company, Dr. Mark McKenna created OVME, a business that connects potential patients across the United States of America with qualified medical experts who provide treatments that increase the beauty and aesthetics of patients, rather than focusing on their health and physical wellness.
OVME – the name of which is pronounced as “of me,” rather than “oh vee em ee” – links hundreds of patients every day to qualified healthcare service providers that Mark McKenna and his expert staff at OVME have investigated the reputation of and pre-approved prior to being listed on the app.
Mr. Mark McKenna is married to the beautiful Gianine McKenna, a budding swimsuit designer who shares an entrepreneurial spirit just as strong as her husband does.
Throughout the past, Mark McKenna’s business success has made him fortunate enough to be named to the board of directors of the New Orleans Jazz Festival, New Orleans Industrial Development Board, and the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.
Life for Mark Mckenna was pretty well planned out or so he thought. He had always wanted to help people, so he planned to attend the Tulane School of Medicine to get his medical degree. His plans were to work with his dad in a medical practice. However, life’s twists and turns would soon change his future goals and ambitions to become a doctor and a successful entrepreneur.
Dr. Mark McKenna did, in fact, practice medicine with his dad for a little while in Louisiana. However, he began to question how hard it could be to earn a good living as a doctor. At the time, he didn’t have much of a financial background, but he thought real estate would be a more lucrative business.
He actually developed a passion for the real estate business and went on to open Uptown Title, Universal Mortgage Lending and McKenna Crescent Investments. His businesses thrived until Hurricane Katrina hit and he lost millions. Mark stayed long enough to help the community of New Orleans to rebuild but decided to explore other options in the medical field.
Shape Medical Wellness Center
Mark’s entrepreneurial spirit was determined to find a way to help people and make money. He ended up moving to Atlanta, GA where he founded ShapeMed in 2007. Dr. Mark McKenna would go on to hire an excellent staff of nutritionists, dietitians, and physicians to provide wellness solutions and healthy weight loss programs. In addition, his offices provided cosmetic treatments like laser hair removal and Botox injections. Eventually, Life Time Fitness Inc. purchased ShapeMed in 2014.
As always, Dr. Mark McKenna was ready for a new challenge. He strongly believed that the folks living in Atlanta could benefit from retail medical aesthetic services. OVME was founded and scheduled to open in March of 2018. Individuals can come to the lavish offices where they receive consultations and elective aesthetic treatments. With new technology, customers also have the option of receiving cosmetic procedures from the comfort of their own homes if they desire.
Dr. Mark McKenna and his staff provide a number of facial and skin services to promote a youthful appearance, health and body services and weight management solutions.
Austin, Texas native Dr. Jennifer Walden is a plastic surgeon, academic, media commentator, and founder of Jennifer L. Walden, M.D., PLLC. She has also founded the Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center, PLLC, a private plastic surgery practice and ambulatory surgery center located in Austin. There is also a satellite office in Marble Falls, Texas.
Background And Career
Walden earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Texas. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch and graduated as salutatorian of her class. After completing her residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch, she garnered a fellowship in aesthetic surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York.
Walden remained at the hospital after her fellowship was completed. She was employed there for almost eight years. She would hang out her own shingle in 2011 when after giving birth to her twin sons she went back home to Austin to start her private practice
Honors And Other Notes
Three years later (2014) she would be included on Harper’s Bazaar’s list of 24 Best Beauty Surgeons. Late last year, she was designated an official spokeswoman for the ASAPS in a Daily Mail article about labiaplasty surgery. She has also been named to the American Way’s list of “The Best Plastic Surgeons in America“.
Walden is also the co-author of the textbook titled “Aesthetic Plastic Surgery”. She is on the Modern Aesthetics’ and Plastic Surgery Practice’s Editorial Board of Directors and is one of a select number of women elected to be on the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Board of Directors. As an expert commentator on the subject of plastic surgery she has been seen on VH1, Fox News, E!, Dr. 90210, and ABC News.
She is most known for the development and use of advanced technology in her practice. For example, she often employs ThermiVa, a temperature-monitored, radio frequency system for tightening and rejuvenating the vagina as well as Vectra which is a 3-D imaging technology that actually visualizes a client’s appearance prior to actual surgery. Finally, she is also responsible for developing surgical instruments for breast surgery that are officially approved by the Accurate Scientific and Surgical Instruments (ASSI).
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