Apogee Awards Honorees: Manish Hirapara
Meet Manish Hirapara of PeakActivity, an honoree in the Technology category at the 2020 Apogee Awards
Manish Hirapara is the CEO of PeakActivity–a technology and marketing consultancy that helps enterprises achieve long-term, scalable growth through better insights, superior talent, and game-changing technology. Over the past five years, Manish has built and led an organization that has become one of the fastest-growing marketing and technology companies in the United States.
Fun fact: I spent my college days working at Walt Disney World, specifically at the Hall of Presidents & The Haunted Mansion. Fun times!
What is your favorite South Florida dining destination? Downtown Delray Beach, a great set of restaurants.
What do you like to do on weekends? Get outdoors—biking, exploring, gardening.
How do you unwind from a long day at work? Reading or learning new things. Cooking a gourmet meal.
What is your favorite quote? “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
From whom, or what, do you draw inspiration? Humanity in general. I’m fascinated by what other people have accomplished and what we, together, can accomplish.
What has been the biggest accomplishment of your career? Being able to create a company that helps generate positive community impact while creating gainful employment opportunities within our community.
What has been the most challenging moment in your career and how did you overcome it? The recession of 2008. I had relocated my family, just had a second child, and had just acquired a company through leverage. I overcame it by continuing to work one day at a time and trusting the process.
What advice would you give an up and coming professional? Learn as much as you can from as many people as you can. Apply critical thinking to improve your problem-solving skills. Think long-term and broad-based as much as possible.