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Dr. Mark McKenna – 2018’s Newest Medical Maverick

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You could call Dr. Mark McKenna a jack of all trades in the entrepreneur world. In 1999 after graduating from college, Dr. Mark McKenna had decided making money would be tough in the medicine world, and so instead built a real estate business in New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, Dr. Mark McKenna lost millions of dollars overnight. Throw in some other business ventures along the way like his company, ShapeMed– a chain of offices specializing in botox, laser hair removal, and health and weight loss counseling– and working at the big box gym chain Lifetime Fitness and now we end up here in 2018 witnessing his newest business venture: OVME.

OVME– pronounced “of me”– is Dr. Mark McKenna’s newest business based in Atlanta, Georgia that will specialize in providing patients with the newest “medical aesthetic experience.” OVME promises to perform and provide minimally invasive procedures designed to enhance the aesthetic looks and emotional feel of patients in Atlanta in around the world to, in hopes, help improve patients’ outlooks on life and build their self-confidence.

Dr. McKenna knew in medical school he wanted to engage different parts of his brain, rather than just focus on medicine and science all the time. When asked about his successful real estate business– a business he built by providing physicals on prisoners for $50 an hour to invest– he stated his real estate business was worth at least $4 million at the time Hurricane Katrina washed everything out.

Now, Dr. Mark McKenna’s newest business venture, OVME, is the newest and greatest creation of the medical maverick. OVME will feature four private, luxury treatment rooms, along with a secluded office for individual consultations. OVME is the product of Dr. McKenna’s belief “that the needs of the medical aesthetic consumer have evolved beyond the stale industry landscape,” the doctor stated at OVME’s grand opening.

Previous and current patients of Dr. Mark McKenna have stated when they step into the OVME building they know they will be in good hands.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestreptalks/2017/07/11/want-a-botox-house-call-a-doctor-turned-entrepreneur-is-building-an-uber-style-app/#6bac6e13e00a

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How Hussain Sajwani Found Success With DAMAC Group

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Hussain Sajwani is a United Arab Emirates entrepreneur who founded DAMAC Group. He serves as this firm’s chairman and CEO. He says that he grew up in a family that was rather humble. His family was middle class and they were financially supported by his father’s business which sold watches and pens to consumers. In order to support his family Hussain Sajwani’s father often worked long hours which kept him away from the family was necessary. His father also sold a bit of real estate while his mother bought fabric and other household items in bulk which she then sold to other women in the area for a small profit.

Hussain Sajwani’s father wanted him to join the family business but he aspired to more. He studied hard in school and received a government scholarship to attend one of Bagdad’s medical colleges. He decided medicine wasn’t for him, though, so he dropped out of this college without getting his degree.

DAMAC Group, which he founded in 2002, is a real estate developer that builds residential, commercial, and leisure properties. He has developed properties in Dubai and across the Middle East. He came up with the idea of starting DAMAC Group when the UAE government passed a decree that foreigners could buy real estate in that nation, something that had been previously forbidden. He has been very successful with this business and it was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2013.

Hussain Sajwani has partnered with Donald Trump on a couple of projects. These resulted in two Trump-branded golf courses that his organization will manage going forward. The first of these to open, in February 2017, was the Trump International Golf Course. The other course, which was inspired by Tiger Woods, will open in the later quarter of 2018.

Turning his eye to the future, Hussain Sajwani says that he plans to continue expanding the operations of DAMAC Group. He is looking to develop parties in other parts of the world beyond the Middle East. He says he also looks forward to spending time with his wife and children as well.