Even A Hurricane Can Not Slow Down Dr. Mark McKenna

Dr. Mark McKenna went to medical school in the hopes of one day working in his dad’s medical practice. He felt that working in the medical field would be fulfilling as well as a good way to make money. However, while getting his medical degree from Tulane University, his ideal had changed a bit. Dr. Mark McKenna realized that it was not easy to make money and he struggled to make ends meet. In order to bring in more money, he decided to make some investments.

These investments lead to a business called McKenna Venture Investments. He had to pick up more work to pay for these investments, but the investments started making money and McKenna finished medical school and started working with his dad. However, Dr. Mark McKenna realized that it was not as exciting and fulfilling as he once thought it would be, and he decided to end his medical career.

McKenna started working full-time in the real estate industry, and things were going well until Hurricane Katrina. In just a few days, all of McKenna’s hard work was gone, including his five million dollar portfolio. Instead of throwing in the towel, he worked hard to help rebuild New Orleans. One lesson he did learn, however, was real estate was not a solid investment, and he decided it was time to go back to medicine.

Dr. McKenna took his love for medicine and combined it with his entrepreneurial spirit and started OVME. OVME is reinventing health care system. It has taken today’s technology and put making health care decisions in the hands of the consumer. OVME allows customers to make appointments for things like Botox injections and other aesthetic procedures by using an app. The app pairs the customer with the best medical provider in the area for the procedure that the customer wants to be done. Making the whole interaction convenient for everyone. McKenna always knew he wanted to help people and not even a hurricane can get in his way.

José Auriemo Neto at the Helm of JHSF Participações

JHSF Participações was established in São Paulo in 1972. The company deals with expansion and supervision of residential and business complexes. These include malls, apartments, hotels and a commercial airport in Sao Paulo. It has projects in Brazil, The US and Uruguay. The company’s current market value on the stock market is approximately R $ 1.20 billion.

JHSF operates in different sectors such as hotel, retail and residential amenities. Notable projetsinclude the Iguatemi Shopping complex, the Shopping Metro Santa Cruz, General Motors race track, and Shopping Ponta Negra.JHSF’s two subsidiaries, Sustainable Energy and Sustainable Telecom, are offer support services to the development portfolios.

José Auriemo Neto chairs the JHSF group where he is also the CEO. The JHSF boasts more than four decades of ground-breakingknowledge in developing high-end projects. One of the projects was the expansion of Shopping Metro Santa Cruz which combines a public transport system with a private shopping complex.

His first assignment was the Parqu e Cidade Jardim Shopping complex with several retail outlets, residential blocks, office towers, a multi-purpose complex and part of the Fasano Hotel group. The group has seen tremendous growth and pioneered many things in the real estate market in Brazil with José AuriemoNeto’s guidance.

José AuriemoNeto Profile

Mr. José Auriemo Neto has been the Chief Executive Officer of JHSF Par since 2003. Mr. Neto joined JHSF Par companies in 1993 and founded its services department, by creating the parking lot management company Parkbem in 1997. Mr. Neto was the CEO of JHSF Participacoes SA from 2006 to May 2014 and was a member of the Board of Executive Officers from March 26, 2009. In 1998, he began the shopping center department by obtaining the rights to develop Shopping Santa Cruz and was responsible for overseeing it.

He served as an Executive Officer of YPO from 2003 to 2004 and 2004 to 2005. He has worked at JHSF as the Executive Chairman and Director, and a Member of the YPO since 1999. He served as a Director of JHSF Participacoes SA since December 2006. Mr. Neto attended the engineering course at Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado and did business administration course at FASE. To know more about him click here.