Mike Hickman Nominated for Innovator of the Year

Published on August 6, 2021
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“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.”

–William Pollard


Enter CEO & President Mike Hickman. Congratulations to him on his nominations as one of the top innovators in all of Orange County! Under his leadership at Seven Gables, the company has witnessed for more than four decades, his dedication to always challenging the status quo. Through it all, Hickman has ensured that our brand promise, values, and reason for doing business remains the same.


In recognition of his efforts and innovation in real estate, Mike Hickman has recently been nominated for the Orange County Business Journal’s (OCBJ) 7th Annual Innovator of the Year (IOTY) Awards. The 2021 IOTY Awards program recognizes and celebrates innovators throughout Orange County. It allows for the recognition of five innovators who are changing the status quo in Orange County’s community of business. There are 80 nominees for this year’s Innovator of the Year Awards. These innovators are recognized for creating game-changing ideas, processes, products, services, and business models.

Five awards will be presented at the 2021 Innovator of the Year Awards Luncheon & Program on September 9, 2021, at the Irvine Marriott. The keynote speaker for this year’s IOTY Awards is Neel Grover, Founder and Exec Chair, of Indi. The OCBJ is proud to host the Innovator of the Year Awards and recognize individuals as well as their companies who are creating game-changing products and services throughout Orange County!


The Orange County Business Journal will be publishing a special report which features nominee profiles and specialized advertorials from their sponsors. Information on Mike and other nominees will be available in the IOTY special report publishing August 9th, 2021.

To learn about the event please visit: https://www.ocbj.com/bizevents.