Meet Dr. Mark McKenna, doctor, entrepreneur, and innovator

Dr. Mark McKenna, although young, is a very successful physician and entrepreneur. His last business being an innovative company where you can now get a Botox job as easy as ordering a Lyft ride. The Company is called OVME and has recently opened its first location in Atlanta, Georgia. OVME provides a service that matches you with aestheticians and sends them right to your home. OVME also performs virtual consults.

His beginnings

Dr. Mark McKenna comes from a family of doctors on both sides, and that was what led him to go into the same field. He graduated from Tulane Medical School in 1999, but by that time he had another idea. Upon graduation, he went on to start a real estate business, but it crashed down unexpectedly after a long successful era. During the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster, he lost nearly everything. The successful business was worth nearly $5 million and most of the money was lost overnight. While a student, he worked part-time doing physical checks and much of the money he used to build the business came from his savings.

After real estate and before OVME

In 2007 and with a different plan he moved to Atlanta, GA and decided to start again with the money he had left. ShapeMed was born and he had started it with the minimal amount of money he had retained. ShapeMed provided treatments in the areas of Botox injections, laser hair removal, and weight counseling as well as nutrition. The company proved itself successful and was regarded as the top end aesthetic business in the area. Its several locations were acquired by Life Time Fitness Inc. in 2014 and Dr. Mark McKenna continued to work for the company for a few years. It was also during 2014 that he received formal education on business by completing an executive MBA in entrepreneurship.

Dr. Mark McKenna is happily married with children to model Gianine McKenna.

Shervin Pishevar Anticipates a Dark Future for the US Economy

In the year 2008, Shervin Pishevar correctly anticipated that Facebook would go through an eventual crisis. That prediction came true. It seems like he has a knack for predicting the future. He made recent forecasts about the future of the US economy in a 21 hour tweet rant that had 50 separate points about why the US economy was in such a bad state and why the stock market would go down an aggregate 6,000 points in the months ahead.

Shervin Pishevar is a well-known super angel investor. He got his start in Silicon Valley and was one of the first to invest in Uber. He helped to start Sherpa Capital, which not only invested in Uber, but was also an early investor in Airbnb and Munchery, among other companies. At the end of 2018, Shervin Pishevar used his Twitter account to announce that he would be resigning from Sherpa Capital. It wasn’t until the beginning of February that he was heard from again.

Shervin Pishevar made 50 tweets all addressing why the US economy was headed downward. In a couple of tweets, he did have some positive things to say about certain companies, like one that he founded called Virgin Hyperloop One. He also said that SpaceX, a company founded by Elon Musk, was also a moonshot that he anticipates will do well.

One of the ominous forecasts he made is about giant companies in the United States, like Amazon and Google. He says that they are monopolies that are built on a framework that will experience a possible downfall. He said that small towns are just waiting for offices from big companies to open up in their towns, but the fact that they can buy out all small businesses is not good for growth in the US economy. He said it is like when a forest burns down and makes way for new trees. He says it is just how evolution works.

Shervin Pishevar made these predictions after the stock market experienced a dramatic dip in the beginning of February 2018. He basically says that this is just the beginning and that the market will continue to go down by thousands of points in the months to come.

Dr. Mark McKenna Changes Cosmetic Medicine

Everything is becoming more convenient for the customer, including non-invasive cosmetic procedures. This is one of the driving forces behind Dr. Mark McKenna’s company OVME located in Atlanta Georgia. While they may have only opened their doors a few months ago for their flagship location in the Buckhead area, they are already looking to expand across the United States. This expansion will not only be through beautiful brick and mortar retail locations but also through their free-lance physicians that can both be consulted with and hired through the OVME app that is still under development.

Calling OVME the Uber of the luxury cosmetic procedure industry, the app will allow patients to speak face to face via video chat with their physicians. This allows them to consult with medical practitioners about their procedures before they make their decision. The free-lance physicians that are available through Dr. Mark Mckenna’s app are not only available to perform the procedures at OVME’s facility, but also in the comfort of the patient’s office or home.

Dr. Mark Mckenna previously owned and founded the cosmetic procedure company ShapeMed that was later purchased by the Lifetime Fitness company. After the purchase, Shape Medical Wellness Centers opened retail locations in the Lifetime Fitness chain gyms. This created a very convenient option for many people who wanted to look their best. After Lifetime Fitness was sold to a different company, Dr. Mark Mckenna decided that it was time to leave the company and start his next project. This is when he came up with the idea for OVME.

OVME is the first of its kind to create their blend of technology and medicine to create the best experience for their customers. While convenience is certainly an important factor for Dr. Mark Mckenna’s company, luxury is also a main focus. Each of their procedure rooms is designed with the patient’s needs being at the forefront of importance. With OVME’s membership programs and attention to detail, they should continue to grow.

Felipe Montoro Jens reports investments in PPPefforts

The Brazilian federal government has been making big investments to help stimulate more public private partnerships. Felipe Montoro Jens is an experienced infrastructure specialist who has several years of experience in sugar and ethanol sectors, real estate sectors, and waste and water management sectors. Felipe Montoro Jens has gained invaluable experience working for the international multi-sector conglomerate Odebrecht Properties. Read more at Exame about Felipe Montoro Jens

The federal government of Brazil will be investing R $ 44 billion towards public private partnerships to begin during the end of 2018. The R $ 44 billion investment will be over 57 projects and include 22 sectors. The government agency Program and Partnerships and Investments (PPI) is responsible for building relationships between public government entities and private companies. Program and Partnerships and Investments (PPI) is responsible for implementing the proper initiation of these projects. Felipe Montoro Jens also reported on road infrastructure plans for BR 153 and BR 364, these two highways account for over 800 kilometers.

Felipe Montoro Jens also reported on Piaui’s public private partnership to upgrade the state’s current internet infrastructure. There are plans to install 1,500 access points and fiber optics throughout the state. Felipe Montoro Jens also detailed plans for the government company Infraero, who is currently responsible for managing all the major airports in Brazil to relinquish control of several airports to the private sector. Infraero will no longer be responsible for Maceio (AL), Joao Pessoa (PB), Aracaju (SE), Juazerio do Norte (CE) Campina Grande (PB), Recife (PE), Varzea Grande (MT), Rondonopolis (MT), Alta Floresta (MT), Barra do Gracas (MT), Victoria (ES) and Macae (RJ).

Felipe Montoro Jens reported on the public private partnership in Rio de Janerio. Rio de Janerio is implementing projects to create 20 thousand day care center and 40 thousand preschools by 2020. The International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s World Bank Group will be responsible for the projects, and will cost R $ 2.3 million. The International Finance Corporation is a consulting firm, that will both finance the projects, but also help run them as efficiently as possible,

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Doe Deere – Article Recap

Sometimes being a morning person is just so hard. It seems like almost no one is a morning person and going through your morning routine and enjoying every minute of it can get so lonesome, but there has been somewhat of a trend in the beauty community that makes us morning people feel not as alone and oddly connected with each other. That is, going through our morning routines together.


Morning routine vlogs and blogs are typically found on the beauty side of the internet and are absolutely a product of the internet alone. There is something about the insight into each other’s lives that makes us feel that much more whole and connected. There is something about learning the steps that immensely successful people do to start their days, that makes us feel that one day we too could be in their place, were we to take the steps they have. Even ones as simple as the way you start your day.


For Doe Deere, the bright, colorful and illustrious Queen of the Unicorns, being a morning person is all too easy. She does not even need an alarm clock to wake up at her regular waking time of 8:30am. Not too late, not too early. The drinks a full glass of water as her first thing she does for the day, replenishing any dryness from skin and giving her body and skin an H20 boost!


After this she performs a few morning stretches, again, this is nothing too strenuous and is incredibly attainable for everyone! The idea of working out sucks, but not working out sucks too! Stretching is the perfect happy medium. After this, Doe moves in for breakfast. Learn more:


What do you have for breakfast every day? Do you eat breakfast? Most don’t anymore, but it is a staple that is hugely important in Doe’s morning routine and usually consists of yogurt and fruit or grits. Out of the two, Doe prefer’s grits! (Who doesn’t?!) If this is a part of your morning routine that is lacking, maybe add this for an extra boost and you’ll see more days that contain the success of the companies founder.


Once breakfast is done, Doe spends time sending emails to work and checking social media before Doe moving on to hair and make up. Deere usually showers at night, so showers in the morning aren’t in this morning routine! She does her make up and hair, allowing her flowing curls to lay around her face like the perfect frame and now it’s time to start the day.


Clay Siegall Remarkable Contribution to Cancer Therapy

Seattle Genetics, the dominant biotech firm in the region has its headquarters at Bothell’s Cascade Business Park. The facility has been studying human antibodies therapies practices since its existence in 1998. Its management on cancer is through the toxic payload delivered by the antibodies to destroy cancer.

Seattle Genetics market value is approximately $10 billion with a capacity of 900 staff. It is the leading biotech in Washington. The development plan for the firm is to invest more in research and business development as well as increasing the staff capacity to 1100 within the year.

Seattle Genetics leading drug Adcetris meant for Hodgkin lymphoma is currently under extensive tests before its launched in the market. The lymph system cancer is feared to spread to other body organs.

The international, oncology and a multi-product evolving company has various drugs in the pipeline. The co-founder and CEO, Clay Siegall plans to set the firm apart from several other biotech companies. He strategizes to building Seattle Genetics into a great business. Besides the typical drug development, the CEO plans for the company to focus on all difficulties in the international marketing of its new-fangled drugs. The strategy is a solution developed from previous challenges faced during the global launch of Takeda oncology that raised funds to enable the Adcetris research. However, the Takeda collaborations contributed to the steady expansion of Seattle Genetics to Switzerland.

Financial Growth

Seattle Genetics revenue for the year 2016 was approximately $418 million, 46% increase from 2014. Within the past year, the company valuation was noted to have increased by over 50% in addition to the tripled stock value to $66 from $20. Due to its commitment to research, Seattle Genetics has invested $376 million, an increase of 64% investment from the year 2014.

Drug Development

Seattle genetics focus on drugs that aim at killing antigens, protein molecules which trigger production of antibodies by the immune system. The ADC drugs attach to the tumor cells in Hodgkin lymphoma or other diseases. It kills them by delivering a venom that is harmless to other cells. The approach minimizes health cell damage that can happen during chemotherapy radiation.

About Clay Siegall

Clay Siegall, the co-founder, and president of Seattle Genetics serves as the chair of the board of directors. Through the efforts of its founder, the company has built different channels of cancer, antibody-based therapies. Clay has assisted in the firm capital-raising events that earned over $1.2 billion. He worked as the director of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, Washington Roundtable, and Alder BioPharmaceuticals.

Mr. Siegall holds a degree in zoology and Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Maryland and Washington University respectively. His vision to life improvement through cancer treatment therapies on the unmet needs triggered the establishment of the Seattle Genetics. The firm focuses on cancer scientific inventions, drug expansion, and investigation practices. Clay has led the company to acquire numerous strategic licenses for the ADC technology generating over $350 million.

Doe Deere’s secret for successful entrepreneurship

The Founder of Lime Crime Cosmetics and the “Queen of Unicorn” is sharing her love for makeup with other women across the world. She lives and wears her brand; you cannot miss her. Her hair and makeups are always bright. Her success is a testimony that people from all walks of life can realize their dreams no matter how unique they are.

Doe was born in Russia and spent her childhood and teen years there. She moved to New York City at the age of 17. Currently, Doe lives in Los Angeles. She was always an imaginative kid growing up. She was ambitious but with limits. All she wanted as a kid was to become a musician which she did when she first landed in New York. As a musician in New York, Doe learned a few things in marketing and made her value people who came out to listen to her music. She has always been entrepreneurial. Back in Russia, she sold temporary tattoos to classmates at the age of 13. She discovered the tattoos, made the cool and popularized them so she could sell.

Deere lived in New York for 14 years. Most of this time was spent in Brooklyn and a little in Manhattan. While in the music band, she met her husband. They worked in the band together as songwriters aiming at promoting the band well. That is where the couple learned to learn really well. The advice Doe gives young entrepreneurial women is that they should be true to themselves and follow their hearts. She believes that people should be in touch with themselves and pursue what they love. Everybody is unique. At times you may feel alone and unique but keep pushing, with time you will find like-minded people.

In 2008, the makeup industry was only producing balms and lipstick that brought out the supernatural look in women. Finding bright colored makeup was a problem. Since Doe liked bright colored, she decided to make them herself. She touched the hearts of many other girls that were experiencing the same problem. That is how the brand was started.

Doe believes that Makeup gives women the freedom to be themselves and the chance to express themselves without fear of being judged. Deere went to FIT in New York where she majored in design. She believes that makeup, dress code and hair should all be coordinated. Learn more:

One of the challenges that Deere faced running an online business was a hacking experience that the company underwent in 2014. Some of the client information was stolen and restoring trust was not easy. The brand had to work tirelessly to ensure that all customer needs were met. They also educated the customers on security measures. Deere says her role model is Kimberly Gordon who is the brain behind Wildfox. She too started out her business out of her passion for comfortable clothes. Learn more:

Susan McGalla, Paving the Way For Women in Leadership

One of the things about a glass ceiling is that it takes time and persistence to continue to crack it within a given industry. Sometimes it can take contributions from more than one individual in order to finally shatter that glass ceiling. Within the corporate business world Susan McGalla is one such person who is paving the way for generations of women to come after her.

McGalla’s background makes her uniquely qualified for her role in the business world. Indeed, she grew up with two rough-and-tumble and a dad who coached football. She took that early experience and rose through the ranks of American Eagle Outfitters, and then struck out on her own as the founder of P3 Executive Consulting. It is also because of her early background that Susan McGalla is surprisingly qualified for her current role as Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers. She has been lauded within the NFL organization for her creative, out-of-the-box thinking, including a campaign called “wear what we wear” which markets Steeler gear to fans of the team.

When she reflects on her career, she is well aware of the immense amount of initiatives designed to address the gender gap within the business world. Because of this, she is aware of what works and what doesn’t. She realizes that all the initiatives in the world are valueless if they are only a certain amount of women in the corporate world. Instead, McGalla loves to promote the idea of executive sponsorship. Both male and female executives must promote women for a variety of leadership roles within the workforce. Then and only then will change occur.

About Susan McGalla

Susan McGalla rose through the ranks in the business world simply by good old fashioned hard work. She has held leadership roles at American Eagle and her own consulting firm. She believes that “carrying a chip on your shoulder” is not the best approach for women to get ahead in the working world.

Entrepreneur, Susan McGalla

Most companies and institutions have failed the need to embrace gender equality. Statistics show that industries and firms that show regard to gender equality and ethnic diversity perform better than those that do not. This is because of how different people are. Having different ideas and different reasoning is essential in making progress. However, things are different in a majority of companies and institutions.

Susan McGalla is among the successful women entrepreneurs. She is also top ranking in the leadership roles of various companies. Because of her success, she works towards helping other women achieve what she has.

She became the President of American Eagle Outfitters before leaving the company. However, she did not join it and instantly became president. The beginning was tough because of the male-dominant executive positions. But since she was not one to be put down by male domination, she worked her way up. She is now the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development.

Finding the opportunities that Susan found may not be easy or even possible to other women. However, there is no cause for worry because certain groups have come up with the intent of letting women have the chance to share their ideas, and also plan their strategies well. These groups give support to women leaders. Executive sponsorships have now come up, as a solution to breaching the male domination in leadership and thus restoring gender balance and equality.

Susan McGalla was born in East Liverpool. She was brought up by a father who was a football coach and grew up with her two brothers. She was taught since her youth, to be hardworking and confident in whatever she does, and this alone took her to high positions like the ones that she currently holds. Susan went to Mount Union College and got married to Stephen McGalla.

She is an entrepreneur and consultant, founder of P3 Executive Consulting. She is on the boards of both HFF Inc. and the Magee-Womens Hospital Research and Institute Foundation. Susan McGalla strives to help women get to where she is, by doing what she did and finding her way up ranks in companies and institutions that are led by men. She talks of how to succeed as a woman, and what to do to get there.

Doe Deere – The Lime Crime Founder and Her Mission to Empower Women Through Makeup

The Guest of a Guest interviewed Doe Deere also known as the Queen of Unicorns, owner of the Lime Crime brand in the beauty industry. She said that she was born and raised in Russia. Deere migrated to the U.S. when she was a-17-year-old girl. Her favorite years were in both Russia and NYC. She’s currently living in LA. She’s always been imaginative as well as ambitious in that sense. However, she doesn’t think, especially as a kid, you always dream about big things. And she thinks the biggest that she dreamt was most probably becoming a musician, which is what she did when she moved to NY.

Being a musician helped Deere to learn things like career and marketing plus taught her to appreciate when people came out to her events. She started with a dream of becoming a musician but ended up in makeup. She loves the choice she made; she has always been a little entrepreneurial. Deere had her first business when she was still a 13-year-old girl in Russia; she was selling temporary tattoos which was a novelty during that time, she had fun doing the business. She discovered them and then she made them popular by wearing them and emphasizing that it was fine having a temporary tattoo on your body and she sold them to her classmates.

She lived in NYC from 1998 to 2012. She lived for a short time in Manhattan, and then she stayed for nine years in the borough of NYC, Manhattan. During this period, she was in a band. That is how she met her husband; they were in the same band, and they learned how to collaborate at the beginning as they were both songwriters plus promoting the band was the origin of it all. So, they learned how to work together.

She said that she thinks that makeup gives her, and she would like to hope that other women who purchase Lime Crime, her product, the freedom to be herself. The freedom of expressing their selves without any fear of judgment. She also comes from a fashion background, she went to the Fashion Institute of Technology in NY, and she majored in fashion design. Therefore, to her makeup and fashion usually go hand-in-hand as well as hair for that matter. They express themselves by what they are putting on their bodies, what they put on their face, plus how they do their hair.

Deere launched Lime Crime in the year 2008. As someone who began small and ended up achieving success on her terms, she’s known to be a passionate supporter of the entrepreneurship as well as businesses of other women. Deere is constantly speaking on the topic of finding your voice plus following your dream at the public events like the Vegas Nay’s Stardust Tour and PHAMExpo. She loves mentoring other females who are aspiring business people, plus she always welcomes themto feel free to contact her whenever they need her advice through her social media account, Instagram. Learn more: