Dr. Mark McKenna got his MD at Tulane School of Medicine. He graduated in 1999. Before leaving the school, he realized it was hard to make a lot of money as a doctor. After graduation, he decided not to stick to medical practice and instead went ahead to venture into the Real Estate market of New Orleans.
However, in 2005 he lost millions when Hurricane Katrina struck. He recollected the remains of his company but dissolved it later and decided to relocate to Atlanta where he opened ShapeMed. It had a chain of offices that provided cosmetic and beauty treatments like laser hair removal, Botox injections and counseling sessions on fitness and nutrition.
In 2015 Dr. Mark McKenna sold his company to a big box gym chain, lifetime fitness where he afterward joined the staff. After a year, Lifetime was bought by private equity, and Dr. McKenna quit. He is currently 43 and is working on opening a new company new early next year named ‘OVME’.
He aims to create a countrywide chain of medical cosmetic offices along with an application that will act as an uber for Botox patients. The residents of Atlanta are eagerly waiting for the medical aesthetic experience. OVME will feature four private luxury treatment rooms along with a separate office for consultations.
For Dr. Mark McKenna OVME is a product of the combination of medical aesthetics and technology. He hopes to help the Atlanta residents discover their true selves. Dr. Mark McKenna has become famous for his advocacy for his patients along with the aim to reduce the risks by ensuring the invasive procedures are as minimal as possible.
Dr. Mark McKenna in his recent interview stated that they are going into design, technology, and data to provide a unique experience for the patients.
There used to be somewhat of a stigma surrounding botox, one which has significantly waned as the product and practice have become increasingly popular. One of the individuals who has decided to not just practice botox injections but to pioneer the field itself, is Dr. Mark McKenna who has recently launched a new project called, OVME (“of me”), which, the good doctor hopes, will be to the cosmetics field what Uber has been for personal transportation.
Dr. Mark McKenna acquired his degree at Tulane Medical School where, after graduating, he discerned that he could forge a more successful career as a entrepreneur than as a practicing doctor. Due to this realization, Dr. Mark McKenna began a series of businesses, starting with ShapeMed which operated out of a series of offices in Atlanta, offering cutting edge cosmetic treatments such as botox and laser hair aesthetics and general health and fitness advice and was highly successful due to McKenna’s aptitude in key-word indexing. Once 2015 rolled around Dr. Mark Mckenna decided to sell ShapeMed and joined up with a company called Lifetime Fitness, a gym chain; he quite around a year later and it was then he decided to once again found a new company called OVME, which remains his primary focus to this day.
OVME today operates under the promise of delivering cutting edge “curated medical aesthetic experiences in contemporary and welcoming environments.” In interviews Mr. McKenna has stated that his previous experience has revealed the importance of putting one’s business premium upon user experience, thus, the goal was to build a brand around a already established brand. As McKenna explains it in one of his recent interviews, there is a lot of customer recognition and trust in Botox, but very few retailers and businesses have the same level of trust with the product user base; OVME, hopes to change all of that and present a business which users will appreciate and trust as much as Botox itself.
Perry Mandera is Chief Executive Officer of The Custom Companies Inc and a sits on the seat of several Board of Directors including the Walter & Connie Payton Foundation, and the Jesse White Tumblers.
His Company, The Custom Companies is a Full Service Transportation Provider that services the community of Chicago and specializes in LTL, Truck Load and Air Freight transportation needs.
Perry Mandera started with the company in 1986 after 10 years in the Logistics and Transportation branch of the Marines, this is where he gained knowledge of the Transportation and Logistics Industry. His service in the armed forces, as well as his political career as the Republican Ward Committeeman in Chicago, 26th District helped shape him into the businessman and charitable giver he is today. It is through that service that he realized the needs of the Chicago community.
Perry Mandera finds joy into giving back to community and developed the Custom Cares Charities that services the needs of the Chicago Community. Some of these services include giving winter coats to the children of the Chicago district, providing contributions to a hundred youth sports organizations and has even coached several of these teams in the sports of football, baseball and basketball.
His service with the Marines didn’t end when he unlisted with the armed services. Today Perry Mandera contributes to various organizations that benefit our veterans such as Hiring our Heroes and Marine for Life. He strives to help the men and women who have served in our armed forces with gainful employment upon leaving the service.
Through his success as a businessman in the Transportation he has gained several accolades within the industry. He has garnished such awards as being named in the Top 100 American Transportation executives a prestigious award given by the ITA. He also was given the Bishop Sheil and Citizen of the Year Award by the Illinois State Crime Commission. As well as the Leonard Schaller Businessman of the Year Award
In addition to his business and charitable organizations he is a devoted husband, father, and church member of the Catholic faith.
Shervin Pishevar is an expert in technology incubation. Pishevar was one of the first investors to shell out $26 million to get Uber off the ground. That initial investment is worth billions now. Shervin is also the co-founder of Investment company, but he left the company in December 2017. Pishevar pulled himself out of the investment limelight for a few months until he started his 21-hour tweet performance. That performance was certainly Trump worthy. Pishevar didn’t attack anyone personally during his 50-tweet performance, but he did tweet about Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Alphabet, and Amazon. He said those companies have an enormous amount of power and that is dangerous. He also said the U.S. is falling behind other developed nations. China infrastructure plan will give China the impetus it needs to become the number one economy in the world, according to a Pishevar tweet.
And when investors read his tweet about the bond market being unstable, he got the attention of investors trying to find an investment vehicle that is safer than the stock market. Shervin’s tweets about the stock market dropping by 6,000 points was an eye-opener for some investors. Pishevar even threw the Bitcoin under his tweeting bus. Shervin Pishevar thinks the future value of a Bitcoin will be $2,000 to $5,000 sometime soon. And his tweet about big companies like Amazon and Apple becoming mini-sovereigns hit a nerve with some investors. Companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon are doing what nations used to do in terms of helping people.
No one is disputing Pishevar’s right to tweet. His investment followers want him to give them the information they can use to make money. Shervin hit on other topics in his recent tweetstorm. He talked about Silicon Valley losing its spot as a startup haven, and he tweeted gold is a solid investment in 2018. And in another tweet, he said the U.S. economy is heading for a recession. And he also thinks the national debt will stop foreign investors from buying treasury bonds.
The Shervin Pishevar tweetstorm was an eye-opener for some investors, and to others, it was just Shervin Pishevar tweeting in his spare time.
One detail that’s grabbed the attention of headlines is the recent outburst by Shervin Pishevar concerning a rather gloomy outlook on the US economy in the coming years, and it seems to be brought on in part by a Bitcoin crash that hasn’t yet finished while a ruined infrastructural support system lags far behind that of other countries. It all seems so odd: The venture capitalist, who formerly headed Sherpa Capital, had disappeared since his resignation from the company back in December. What brought him back in such a furious storm?
For those not yet in the know, Shervin Pishevar was originally forced to exit Sherpa Capital due to overwhelming attention toward allegations of sexual misconduct, and he stated that it was necessary to cut himself off from the company in order to prevent the drama from interfering with its operation. Interestingly enough, his return to media headlines now coincides with a recent lawsuit that was placed on a company known as Definers Public Affairs — a rather official-sounding name if one hadn’t known differently — for allegedly slandering him.
In his 21-hour onslaught of more than 40 tweets outlining a dark future for US enterprisers and consumers alike in the coming years, Shervin Pishevar notes the following:
- The infrastructural support system in the US is in bad shape. It’s difficult to acquire funding for projects anymore, and those that are approved take months or years to finish what the likes of China can knock out in mere hours.
- The big fish in business, namely the five most influential companies (Apple, Amazon, Alphabet [Google], Facebook and Microsoft), will continue to trample start-ups in the country, stifling innovation and discouraging more companies from starting up in the future.
- The stock market is about to see a 6,000-point drop thanks to these conditions and more, one of them being the much-emphasized continuation of the Bitcoin crash. Shervin Pishevar points out that the cryptocurrency is expected to drop by as much as another $5,000 before coming to a rest and then slowly ascending once more.