Dr. Mark McKenna: The “Of Me” Movement

Dr. Mark McKenna is more than a successful doctor, he is an amazing and insightful businessman. He has single-handedly helped create some of the most innovative healthcare aesthetics companies on the market, with his keen insight into what clients need. His very first business endeavor was with McKenna Venture Investments. This was a small real estate development firm with big dreams. He eventually went on to acquire two other businesses, Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc. Dr. Mark McKenna was not stopping there however, he continued to grow the business and experienced a great amount of success while also practicing medicine.

After he lost his businesses to Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Mark McKenna knew that he needed to get a foothold in the medical aesthetics community next. While real estate had always been a passion for him, he knew that he could make real contributions to the medical community. He used his focus and ingenuity to launch his first company, dubbed ShapeMed. ShapeMed was Dr. McKenna’s first foray into medical aesthetics and he found that he had a unique knack for it. The practice grew exponentially and was eventually acquired by Life Time Fitness Inc. From there, Dr. Mark McKenna served as Life Time Fitness Inc’s National Medical Director.

In 2016, Dr. Mark McKenna decided to launch another medical aesthetics company, OVME. He had thought about his previous venture into the field of medical aesthetics and came up with an innovative notion, to make his company more consumer facing. OVME is pronounced “of me” and Dr. McKenna wanted his new business to symbolize his clients taking back their choices in the elective medical healthcare community. McKenna’s OVME movement give his client’s power. It signifies a more person-centered standard of care than what was previously used in situations such as these. Where many doctor’s offices are perceived to be cold and clinical, Dr. Mark McKenna has decided that a very homey approach would be more conducive to his client’s overall well-being. OVME is not just a medical aesthetics company, it is the beginning of a new way of life in the medical community.

Canadian craft beer, the orthodox

The craft beer Industry in Canada continues to demonstrate exponential growth in the adult beverage arena. Populate cities like Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa provide fruitful nightlife (and sometimes daytime) breeding grounds for the alcohol beverage business and are a perfect platform for the diverse craft beer industry. As recent as 2015, craft beer accounted for nearly 10% of the Canadian beer market. The microbrew operations have grown almost 8-fold from 2006-2017.

Forgive the stereotype, but millennials like good, craft beer, plain and simple. Supply and demand is the name of the game for the modern day microbrewers as craft beer have migrated from the hipster, inconspicuous drink of choice to the orthodox. No one knows this better than Eli Gershkovitch, the CEO of Steamworks, who said: “you grow to meet demand, or demand will shrink to meet you”.

Eli Gershkovitch knows what innovation means to the multi-billion dollar adult beverage industry (TheNewsVersion). Adapt or die. He drives the strategies and leads the initiatives to deliver the three pillars of success for almost any industry; quality, price, and quantity. Easier said than done when you are expected to deliver a high-quality beer that leaves you with the feeling each hop was manufactured for that single bottle or draft. Perhaps that’s what drove the success of Steamworks in the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship. Talk about putting Canada on the map when it comes to craft brews! From Vancouver to the U.S., Gershkovitch knows what it takes to satisfy the thirsty beer drinkers of the international markets.

Eli Gershkovitch is not willing to sacrifice his vision for additional margins. It doesn’t happen all that often that an owner/CEO decides holding onto to all the company equity is more important than lining his/her pocket while diluting share. Simply put, high-quality beer is king and he knows it.

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The Man With The Midas Touch-Tobias Jaeger

Ever since he was a student at the Maastricht University in 2007, Tobias Jaeger had an entrepreneurial eye. While at school, his zeal and passion for business led to the establishment of the Business Associates Europe. This turned out to be a major success as it would provide consulting services to organizations. Tobias is a prominent business mogul, popularly known across Berlin, for his engagement and association with the Axiom Venture Capital. This is a venture capital firm that invests in budding companies, especially in the media industry.


With the impetus and thirst to succeed in life, Tobias ventured into other businesses. One of the businesses in the electronic gaming industries lead to the StrategosPoker before he ventured into the media industry. This was made possible through a partnership with the best poker player in Europe. After the success of the Strategos Poker, Tobias applied his quality education in International Business, from Texas A&M University, to work at the Entrepreneur Academy. At this institution, he was the managing director. Under his able leadership, hundreds of budding entrepreneurs at the Entrepreneur Academy were offered with personality empowerment courses.


Tobias loves challenges. As a result, through hard work, and dedication, the self-driven Tobias, scaled the heights of success by working in various firms that equipped him with both knowledge and skills. Among the companies is the Swiss in 2012.In his line of duty, Tobias joined the Swiss Initiative –‘Thought for Food’ that has received worldwide recognition, due to its documentary and conference, on how the latest technology is reshaping the food industry.As a result, other investors are on the bandwagon of promoting the initiative.This platform also provides him with a chance to travel across the world, in over 40 countries.


Having traveled widely, and with an extensive work experience, Tobias was ready to venture into a different industry. This is the media and entertainment industry. Through his Midas touch, and past success, under his watch, he led to the launch of the AXIOM Pictures, under the Swiss company. This is Europe’s first entertainment equity fund that links up the media, finance and entertainment industries. As AXIOM’s managing partner, he has a lot on his plate, as he is in charge of the corporate finance, and the mergers and acquisition advisory arm of the company.


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Jos Auriemo Neto – Thriving as the Top Executives of JHSF

Many people are unaware that Brazilian is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Brazil has large trade and commerce industry waiting to be explored, but there are only a few companies that are strong enough to take such a risk. There are a few companies that are in a position to take some risk without any major problem. JHSF is Brazilian-based real estate Company with a market value of over $1.7 billion. The company along with its various subsidiaries is involved in the sale, purchase, and lease of residential and commercial properties. The company has been the reason behind the construction of huge shopping malls. The company has also been involved in the building of a five-star hotel that will be a great thing for the tourism industry of the country. He has also built a private airport and became the first company in Brazil to take such a decision. In the future, the top executives of JHSF do not want to hold back and benefit from many such opportunities that the Brazil market has to offer.

The most notable executive of JHSF is José Auriemo Neto, the current CEO of the company. Even before he took the position, he has been involved with the company in making major decisions. He was the one who invested in the parking facility in Brazil that became a huge hit. He is not the person to not think it through but also ensures that the risks are low. Using his skills and knowledge that he has gained over the past decades, he aims to make JHSF one of the top real estate companies not just in Brazil but in the international market too.

José Auriemo Neto learned his skills while working alongside his father and uncle. But, he read books and overlooked projects that his father had little idea about. But, they trusted him and provided him the freedom to take decisions for the benefit of the company. José Auriemo Neto has not let them down so far and wants to make sure that the company becomes one of the top real estate company in the world.

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