Anthony R. "Tony" Jimenez
Anthony R. Jimenez is the Founder, President & CEO of MicroTech, the largest Hispanic-Owned IT Integrator in the U.S. Since its launch in 2004, MicroTech has grown into a quarter-billion dollar company with over 400 highly skilled professionals in more than 30 states. MicroTech supports over 100 prime contracts with civilian and defense agencies of the Federal government, and provides IT and network support to Fortune 500 companies around the globe.
A retired U.S. Army officer and decorated combat veteran, Mr. Jimenez enlisted in the service at eighteen as a Private E-1 and ended his 24-year career as a Lieutenant Colonel, serving two tours in the Middle East, three tours in Europe as well as a number of deployments to Africa, Haiti and Central America. During his military career, he had several important roles in education. He served as the Program Director of eArmyU — at the time, the world’s largest educational portal and virtual university.
Washington Technology has recognized MicroTech as the most successful 8(a) Business for an unprecedented four years in a row (2009-12) and in 2012, MicroTech was inducted into the Inc. 500 Hall of Fame for its fifth consecutive appearance on Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing private companies list. Other business forums like the Washington Business Journal, Virginia Chamber of Commerce, CRN Magazine, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and Hispanic Business have ranked MicroTech among the top fast growth companies in the U.S.
Industry groups, diversity forums, and business associations have recognized Mr. Jimenez’s leadership and business success. His personal awards include “Executive of the Year,” “Small Business Person of the Year,” “Entrepreneur of the Year,” “Corporate Business Advocate of the Year,” “Veteran Champion of the Year,” “CEO of the Year,” “Business Legend,” “Vetrepreneur of the Year,” and “Most Powerful Minority Men in Business.” He was thrice named to the “Federal 100” and recognized among the “Most Influential Hispanics in America,” the “Top 100 Most Innovative Entrepreneurs” and the “50 Most Influential Virginians.”
His commitment to philanthropic activities and volunteer involvement has brought a number of community-focused awards including the U.S. Hispanic Advocacy Association “Bravo Award,” the Hispanic Committee of Virginia “Hermes Award,” and he was named among SmartCEO Magazine’s “Top CEO Philanthropists” in the Washington DC area. Additionally, Maryland Governor O’Malley recognized Jimenez in 2011 for his support of the Hispanic community and in 2013 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology for his sustained efforts in support of Veteran and Latino communities.
Mr. Jimenez is an advocate for the Veteran, Hispanic, and Small Business communities. He serves on several boards including: the U.S. Department of Commerce National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy Executive Advisory Committee, Latino Donor Collaborative, and the Partnership for a New American Economy.
He has testified before Congress on several occasions and has drafted and reviewed legislation to improve opportunities for Small Business owners. Additionally, Mr. Jimenez has worked with White House Administrations, meeting with Presidents and their Senior Advisors regarding job creation, education, and the economy.
Mr. Jimenez has an M.A. in Computers and Information Systems from Missouri's Webster University, an M.S. in Acquisition Management from the Florida Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Business Management from St. Mary's University in Texas. He is a graduate of the Executive Education Course at the Dartmouth Tuck School of Business and is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellow.
Mr. Jimenez has appeared on CNN representing government suppliers and has been profiled in Inc., the Washington Post, Veterans Business Journal, Business Week, American Legion, Washington Business Journal, Hispanic Business, SmartCEO, ExecutiveBiz.com, and CRN Magazine. In 2011, he was profiled in the book, “Creating a Business You’ll Love.”