Interview with Jimish Parekh CEO of Pedals Up
CompaniesDekho team had the opportunity to interview Jimish Parekh CEO of Pedals Up and discuss his service offerings and how they anticipate positioning their organization in the future.
Automating things for the web and mobile is his passion. He is very passionate to learn as well as implement leading-edge technologies.
A total geek in the development of applications whether it is a beautiful UX web/mobile application or a large-scale business application. Very comfortable working under pressure. Able to handle a heavy workload without losing the quality of his work.
Below, you can see the full Q&A and learn more about Jimish Parekh CEO of Pedals Up.
1. What is the last thing you’ve learned on the job?
The last thing I have learned on my job is communication is the key to everything, talk more to your team, and talk more to your clients, half of the job or problem will be solved right there and then only.
2. What makes you really special? If you were writing 500 words about yourself, what would you say?
Keeping a positive attitude towards everything and helping everyone however I can makes me special. Having worked on multiple technologies with different scales of projects in different startups whether it is small scale or large scale, I have learned a lot from the teams I have worked with.
Always keeping myself updated with what’s happening in the tech world out there excites me the most. That’s how I stumbled upon the web3 world and have been able to serve many clients in the last 4 years at Pedals Up.
If I talk about my introduction, I am a computer science graduate from a good university in India, having 10 years of experience in the software development era, I have been able to work at firms like Aubergine Solutions, Oizom, Encircle, etc where I could portray my abilities on different technologies.
I started Pedals Up with a dream of this unconventional development studio where we bring together some creative and innovative minds, putting them together so they can do wonders for the world out there. Having this dream in the works helps me the most.
3. How do you see the company changing in two years, and how do you see yourself creating that change?
I can see the company growing at a large scale in blockchain solution providers as well as custom solution providers for a lot of web2 projects where we get to deliver world-class solutions to the problem statements out there, that product owners are trying to solve.
My role in this whole agenda would be to put together a very effective and efficient team for the world out there and manage the client relationships in such a way that our services can reach a standpoint where it could create a global impact.
4. How do you Pitch your service as you would in a sales meeting?
Pedals Up offer a wide range of services where we help any business owner/startup founder from the stage of the scoping to the deployment/launch.
We have catered to more than 70 clients in the past 4 years which gives us enough confidence to see through at the work we will be providing for you will be a high-quality and better-managed service product from our side.
As one of the top software development companies, We can help clients with different services like Web3 Development Services, Full stack application development, Web & Mobile development, Security, and DevOps-related services.
5. What Are Your 3 Biggest Accomplishments?
- Bringing Pedals Up to the success where it is right now.
- Able to understand and deliver complex protocol in web3 business.
- Successfully Climbed Pangarchulla peak in Himalayan mountain ranges.
6. What other CEOs do you look up to?
- Ryan Watt – CEO, Polygon
- Indra Nooyi – Former-CEO, PepsiCo
- Sundar Pichai – CEO, of Google
7. Tell us 3 things you like and 3 things you dislike about your current position.
- Freedom of tech we get to work with
- Help enterprises with web3 solutions
- Help talented people with the right set of jobs
- I don’t have enough time to do everything.
- Not able to code
8. Explain the rationale behind each of your career moves.
From internship to Tech lead position, I have always learned something from each of my roles in my career. The rationale behind each of them has been what roles and responsibilities one role offer at different levels, how you manage the hierarchy of the roles, and how you communicate with your colleagues, managers, and juniors.
It impacts a lot to understand each position when you actually go through such a process. Right mentors help you a lot in this process.
9. How do you assess the role of research agencies like Companies Dekho in bridging the gap between clients and service providers?
Research agencies like Companies Dekho play an important role in this relationship between clients and service providers, they provide visibility to the area service providers can avail their services.
Service providers get easy access to their global clientele and it adds validation and affirmation for the service providers that their services are coming from a verified firm or a brand.
10. What has been the biggest letdown in your career so far?
Learning to say no came very late for me. And due to this, I loss a good amount of success in business.
11. What is your overall philosophy for leading an organization?
Set up the processes for your organization, have a transparent layer to your work colleagues, and treat them right. Follow the processes set by the organization.
12. How do you choose the priorities that will guide a corporation?
Whichever environmental factors drive the growth and success of the organization and add value to your current position, those are our top priorities.
13. How would you rate the importance of transparency in a CEO role? What method would you use to promote transparency from the top down?
Transparency helps a lot with the chief staff of your organization, by which I mean that administrative staff who is handling staff/operations/projects should have transparency about the current state of the firm and the strategies you are executing in your business/organization.
14. What is your approach to making big-picture decisions? What examples can you provide?
Working hard and staying on top of your domain helps us make the big-picture decision. For us, the big picture is to work with enterprises and startups who are accepting of new technologies and move at a faster pace to enable more features for their firms/customers.
15. Can you give an example of how you implemented a change in corporate strategy?
We have a horizontal hierarchy structure at our office, so any member of the firm can freely talk to any position staff and benefit them from their skillset to move forward.
16. What type of corporate culture do you aim to promote and how do you create that culture?
Team strength and working together as a sports team help us a lot. where we try to achieve goals for the projects we are working on and try to achieve faster timelines keeping the quality intact.
17. Are you comfortable with representing the company in legal cases or at press conferences? How would you rate your public speaking skills in this regard?
Yes, I am. I have been a speaker at many conferences so I would rate myself good at this.
18. As the CEO, how would you maintain beneficial, professional relationships with other chief executives?
Taking part in many conferences around the world, writing blogs about my knowledge, and sharing tweets about the work we are doing helps us a lot
19. Based on what you know about our corporation already, which elements would you keep the same and which would you want to strengthen?
We do have extracurricular activities like playing cricket, spending some time with colleagues at cafe/restaurant over food and beverages, work with them on different projects together. would like to keep these same. Would like to strengthen our relationship with employee on knowledge sharing level better.
20. Can you provide us with a few examples that highlight your innovation and creativity as a CEO?
As web3 is relatively a new world, I sometimes do research by myself before providing the project insights and tasks to the team, which helps me help the team in an effective better way.