Growing up Dr. Mark Mckenna saw his father be a successful doctor with his own practice, supporting a family with some comfort while helping people with real problems every day. Not surprisingly, he wanted to do that too. So when he got older he enrolled at Tulane University and began studying medicine.
His time at Tulane was eye-opening for Dr. Mark Mckenna. There he learned not only the medical profession, but also how much had changed since he was kid watching his father make money left and right. It had become a more litigious industry, with much more of the money going to shareholders. It was harder to find work and harder still to provide for a family by being a doctor.
— Dr. Mark McKenna (@drmarkmckenna) May 6, 2018
So Dr. Mark Mckenna decided to begin investing. He worked nights as a medical examiner in a prison and used that money to start Mckenna Venture Investing and began buying real estate. The world of real estate was fascinating and rewarding for Mckenna, but he continued at Tulane and got his medical degree. He went to work at his fathers practice and spent five years being a doctor before deciding to go into real estate full time.
Dr. Mark Mckenna did well for himself in New Orleans real estate, acquiring over $5 million in property value and earning a revenue stream of over $500,000 per year. Real estate was being very kind to Dr. Mckenna. Until Hurricane Katrina hit the city and surrounding areas.
After the disaster of Katrina Dr. Mckenna, like many, found himself with much less value in his portfolio. Nonetheless he decided to stay in NOLA and help rebuild, flipping damaged houses and rebuilding his real estate portfolio.
When the housing crash came Dr. Mark Mckenna saw it coming and was able to get his investments out before the worst of the disaster hit. He moved into medical investing where he is currently involved in the company OVME. OVME is an online app that allows patients to order Botox deliveries to their home via online order. This covers an empty niche in the Botox market.