Anthony R. "Tony" Jimenez
Anthony R. Jimenez is the award-winning President & CEO, of MicroTech, the No. 1 Fastest-Growing Hispanic-Owned Business in the U.S from 2009 – 2011. Since founding MicroTech in 2004, Tony has grown the business into a profitable quarter-billion dollar company with over 450 highly skilled professionals in 30 states supporting more-than-100 prime contracts and 28 procurement vehicles with key civilian agencies and service branches in the public sector. In 2011, he was recognized as one of the “Most Influential Hispanics in America.”
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.
Mr. Jimenez earned a BS in Business Management at St. Mary’s University, in San Antonio, TX; a MA in Computers and Information Systems at Webster University in St. Louis, MO; and a MS in Acquisition Management from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL.
MicroTech is a four-time member of the Inc. 500. The company has been named the most successful 8(a) Business by WashingtonTechnology.com for the last three years. Other business forums like the Washington Business Journal, Virginia Chamber of Commerce, CRN Magazine, the Deloitte Tech Fast 500, and HispanicBusiness.com rank MicroTech among the top fast growth companies in the U.S.
Mr. Jimenez's leadership and business success has been recognized by industry groups, diversity forums, and business associations. His personal awards include as “Entrepreneur of the Year,” “Corporate Business Advocate of the Year,” “Executive Leadership” in government information management, “Veteran Champion of the Year,” “CEO of the Year,” “Business Legend,” “Vetrepreneur of the Year,” “Most Powerful Minority Men in Business,” and twice selected for the prestigious “Federal 100” award.
In 2011, Mr. Jimenez was named to two lists as one of the “Most Influential Hispanics in Technology.” He was also called one of the most influential in Healthcare IT.
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,” and the “Hermes Award” from the Hispanic Committee of Virginia. The Washington Business Journal recognized his philanthropic activities, and SmartCEO Magazine honored him as the Top CEO Philanthropist in the Washington DC area. Maryland Governor O’Malley recognized Mr. Jimenez in 2011 for his support of the Hispanic community.
Mr. Jimenez serves on the boards of the LivingClassrooms.org Foundation; U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; UBM Channel; The American Legion; and is the former national chairman of the National Association of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA).
Mr. Jimenez currently serves as an advisor to the Obama Administration on the U.S. Department of Commerce National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise. He has testified before Congress and the Senate on Veteran Owned and Small Business Owned issues, and also consulted with the Presidential Economic Recovery Advisory Board on Education. In 2008, he was invited to the White House to meet with President Bush regarding the economic growth package. In 2011, he met with President Obama during his historic trip to Puerto Rico.
Mr. Jimenez has appeared on CNN representing government suppliers and has been profiled in Inc., the Washington Post, Veterans Business Journal, Business Week, the 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.”