Community Advocate, Entrepreneur & Physician, Dr. Mark McKenna


Over the past couple of decades we can see some significant changes in many industries through consumer demand as well as regulation that govern industry. The constantly changing markets of economy allow for entrepreneurial endeavors to be successful for those who have the courage to rise to the occasion and follow through with their dreams.

One of the best examples of this scenario playing out with success is that of Dr. Mark McKenna, both a medical doctor as well as a real estate investor. Dr. McKenna is from New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated from the Tulane University Medical School.

Dr. Mark McKenna’s father is also a physician and once he completed his own medical training he went to work alongside his father. Dr. McKenna is a very avid reader, always keeping his mind open to other information and avenues and this led Dr. McKenna to also launch a boutique real estate investment firm.

A new passion was ignited for Mark McKenna in the realm of real estate and he would go on to acquire and launch Uptown Title Inc., as well as Universal Mortgage Lending. though his initial portfolio was small, it would grow to over 50 staff members and offered services in financing, real-estate closing services as well as turnkey design-build projects.

When hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in August of 2007 it destroyed the town and caused many people to lose their homes and businesses. Many people lost everything they had, Dr. Mark McKenna was one of them. His real estate projects were either destroyed or otherwise unworkable he began to start again.

Dr. Mark McKenna is a dedicated community advocate so helping to rebuild New Orleans by building affordable housing for those with a low to a moderate income in the area was the natural path given the means he still had. With a wide range of factors in play, the real estate market was seriously changing, people without income were getting homes at full financing.

Dr. Mark McKenna would then relocate to Atlanta, Georgia where he then launched a successful chain of health facilities, offering both non-surgical aesthetic options to patients in addition to highly comprehensive nutrition and weight loss/management programs for patients. Dr. McKenna has always held patient satisfaction at the highest priority throughout his career.

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Agora Financial Offering Financial Information You Can Trust


Agora Financial is one of the leading names in the world of economic publications and has a variety of publications, including newsletters, ebooks, magazines, videos, and more. Agora Financial was built with the mission to educate the people about the financial market and help people make wise choices with their money. As the economic market continues to stay volatile and the amount of options in the investment scene continues to multiply, it is essential for the people these days to rely on some expert advice. It is what Agora Financial offers its customers, who are looking to invest their money to achieve their long term financial goals.

Bill Bonner started Agora Financial in the year 1979 to help people get the financial insight they need to make smart investment decisions. As the market is filled with a variety of investment products, starting from mutual funds to equity market and from retirement plans to precious metals, and more, it has become difficult for the people to choose which investment option to select as per their financial goals and objectives. Agora Financial offers reliable and expert investment and financial advice in simple and easy to understand language so that people can make smart investment choices and avoid making common mistakes.

Agora Financial invests over a million dollar each year on only the travel expense of its reporters and employees who penetrate different sectors to find out what is going on in various industries. It helps in knowing whether the sector is worth investing in or not. Agora Financial has made some remarkable predictions in the last few years, which has helped save its over a million subscribers, a substantial amount of money. Agora Financial takes pride in the fact that it offers non-biased reporting and doesn’t accept money from any company or organization to mislead its readers.

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Madison Street Capital and Sterling Packaging Sees Growth Equity


Madison Street Capital recently represented Sterling Packaging as their financial advisor to help arrange their growth equity investment.


Sterling Packaging, led by founders Jim and Debbie Hickson, is a known manufacturer of folding cartons for personal and industrial use and have solidified their presence as supplier with customers all over North America with offices in Manitoba, Selkirk, and Alabama. The facility acquired was made available by Druid Capital Partners, a boutique investment firm in Northport, Alabama.


Charles Botchway, Madison Street Capital CEO, announced the details of this growth equity investment to the press, and the transaction was carried out by Senior Managing Director Jay Rodgers.


In a statement recounting the investment, Rodgers noted the expansive state of the Sterling Packaging business, with a diverse offering to customers and partners in disparate parts of the continent. This new investment will only serve to further grow a business with prospects in diverse markets, making them a wise choice for Druid Capital Partners to invest in financially. Learn more:


Druid Capital seemed to be in alignment with this opinion with their own statement following the close of the investment. Managing Partner with Druid Capital, Martin Holt, said that the firm welcomes the Hicksons as partners. With a family oriented business relying on entrepreneurship to determine the value of their work, Kelly and Colin’s business makes one ideal for investment.


About Madison Street Capital:


Madison Street Capital is an investment firm that specializes in working middle market investments, mergers and acquisitions counseling, and capital structuring. From its headquarters in Chicago, Madison Street Capital coordinates with offices in Africa, Asia, and all across North America. This international presence allows Madison Street Capital the opportunity to develop a skill set that takes advantage of diverse markets, putting its financial services to work in multiple capacities. This makes Madison Street Capital a tested firm in the areas of business valuation, financial reporting, corporate advisory services, financial asset management, and much more. Learn more:


With a portfolio of clients from several industries, the Madison Street Capital reputation has been maintained with its ability to test its staff in challenging environments and situations that have made them ideal for financial advisory and structuring work. Staff members are well versed in careful analysis that respond to the needs of specific situations. This includes clients from public and private life, like governments and businesses looking to acquire new businesses, lending, selling, developing exit strategies, and coordinating proper governance of a corporation while keeping a sound understanding of financial investment at the forefront of their operations. Learn more: