Meet Darren Bishop: A Heart+Mind Consultant

Jan 18, 2022 | Q+A, Travel

Meet Darren Bishop, head of Heart+Mind’s Travel and Tourism Practice. Darren has been with Heart+Mind almost since its inception, and has successfully climbed the ladder from entry level to Senior Consultant. Even though he’s been around a while, we felt like we just didn’t have the inside story on what makes him tick. Is there more to Darren than sports and travel? Let’s find out…

Q: Describe what you do in 5 words or less.

A: Inform decisions through compelling insights.

Q: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A: Dual role: player/General Manager for the Boston Red Sox.

Q: What drew you to Heart+Mind Strategies?

A: I love the work ethic and “we’re in it together” mentality of small, private companies, but I stayed with Heart+Mind because of the people and relationships.

Q: What is your current obsession?

A: Cryptocurrencies.

Q: The quality in others you most admire is…

A: Ambition, humility, perseverance, and good humor are the ultimate combination.


Q: When did you know you wanted to be a research consultant?

A: The high of delivering an awesome report. Seeing clients gain confidence through your research is rewarding.

Q: What’s your favorite genre of music to work to?

A: Electronic music – nothing like a steady rhythmic beat to stay focused and get stuff done.

Q: Name something on your bucket list.

A: Go on a honeymoon since it was canceled due to COVID.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?

A: Make my 10-month old son laugh.

Q: Ice cream vs. fro yo – what team are you on?

A: Consider me a double agent.

Q: What question are you dying to answer that we haven’t asked?

A: What is my favorite restaurant in Las Vegas.

Q: What’s the answer?

A: Craftsteak.

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