Dr. Mark Mckenna: Entrepreneur Doctor and successful Businessman

Dr. Mark Mckenna is born and raised in New Orleans, LA. He attended and graduated with a Medical Degree from Tulane University Medical School.

He is a Medical doctor currently licensed in Medicine and surgery by the Florida and Georgia State Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Mckenna is very dedicated, passionate and committed to taking care of his patients and serving the community. At the completion of his medical training, he joined his father’s practice who is also a medical doctor. Dr.Mark Mckenna while working with his father, founded Mckenna Venture Investment, a boutique Real Estate development firm. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to venture more into the business arena. He strongly believed there is more money to be made in business than being only a doctor. He went on to buy Uptown title and universal mortgage lending company. This company offered real estate closing, turnkey design-build, and financial services to their clients.

Dr. Mckenna built real estate business in New Orleans. His real estate investments worth millions of dollars were destroyed during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. After Katrina, Dr. Mark invested his time and effort in joining in the rebuilding of New Orleans.

He moved to Atlanta in 2007 with his Family. He founded a wellness and Aesthetic based medical practice known as ShapeMed. ShapeMed is a company with many offices that offered cosmetic treatments including nutrition, weight counseling, laser hair removal and Botox injections. Which was later sold to Life Time Fitness in 2014. Dr. Mark served as a national medical director of the company until 2016.

Dr. Mark McKenna is hardworking, motivated and purpose driven. He founded another company OVME, a national chain with an app such as the Uber app that will enable patients to connect with freelance practitioners who can make Botox house calls on demand. He developed the idea to build this business after working in the aesthetic industry for over 10 years. He discovered many opportunities along the way that could change the industry. What an innovative venture. This company is designed to reinvent elective healthcare.

Dr. Mark McKenna has previously served as a board member of the New Orleans Jazz Festival and the New Orleans Industrial Development Board and is currently a member of Entrepreneurs Organization.

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The Success Story behind Highland Capital Management

 

Highland Capital Management is a renowned investment adviser company that registered with the SEC. The firm’s headquarters is located in Dallas, Texas. It also has offices in Seoul, New York, Sao Paulo, and Singapore. Highland Capital Management, together with its associates, is worth $14.8 billion of assets under management.

 

The firm specializes in credit strategies such as long-only funds and separate accounts; credit hedge funds; collateralized loan obligations (CLOs); and distressed and special situation private equity. It also offers alternative investments including natural resources, emerging markets, and long/short equities.

 The History of Highland Capital Management

 James Dondero and Mark Okada, who are the co-founders of Highland Capital Management, began founding of the company in the 1990s. First, they formed a joint venture with the Protective Life Insurance Corporation, which specialized in fixed income markets, for instance, managing of senior secured bank loans. Later in 1993, the venture evolved to PAMCO (Protective Asset Management Company). It is an SEC-registered investment advisor. Moreover, Protective Life Insurance Corporation owns 60 percent of PAMCO’s shares while the co-founders own the other 40 percent.

 As the company began to progress, the co-founders purchased the shares of Protective Life Insurance Corporation in May 1997. They proceeded to establish Ranger Asset Management, L. P. as an autonomous advisor company that is registered with the SEC. In 1998, Ranger Asset Management, L. P. was changed to the Highland Capital Management, L. P.

 Accomplishments of Highland Capital Management

 Highland Capital Management formed its first commingled bank loan fund under the leadership of James Dondero and Mark Okada in 2000. The firm also established an alternative investment 40 Act platform that same year. In 2004, Highland Capital Management developed its product lines. Further, it joined the mutual fund business by acquiring of two floating rate funds from the Columbia Asset Management. Additionally, the expansion of the company led to the opening of offices in Singapore and Seoul in 2008 and 2011 respectively.

 Currently, Highland Capital Management is a privately owned investment firm. It has experience for more than 20 years in a variety of products for institutional investors and retail. Furthermore, the client base of Highland Capital Management includes financial institutions, corporations, and pension plans.