Anthony “Tony” R. Jimenez is the award-winning Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MicroTech, one of the largest Hispanic-owned IT Integrators in the nation. Under Tony’s leadership MicroTech is focused on Technology Services, Cloud Computing, Product Solutions, Network Systems Integration, Cybersecurity, Telecommunications, Mobility and Managed Services & Solutions.
He is a Retired Army Officer and a Service-Disabled Veteran with more than 24 years of Active Military Service (holding a top-secret clearance since 1980), and a former Special Government Employee in the Bush and Obama administrations. Founded in 2004, MicroTech grew from a kitchen table startup into a profitable half billion-dollar company with skilled professionals in more than 40 states supporting more than 100 prime contracts with civilian and defense agencies of the Federal Government and providing IT and network support to numerous Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Between 2014 and 2015, Jimenez sold several large cognizable business units and in 2017 MicroTech was recertified as a Small Business (SB) by the SBA as well as recertified and verified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
Several national organizations have honored MicroTech by adding them to their fastest-growing privately held company lists including Inc. Magazine, Deloitte, Washington Technology, SmartCEO, Washington Business Journal, CRN, and Digital Software Magazine. According to Hispanic Business Magazine, MicroTech was the No. 1 Fastest-Growing Hispanic-Owned Business in the Nation for three consecutive years (2009-2011). Additionally, Washington Technology Magazine recognized MicroTech as the No. 1 8(a) Prime Contractor, named for Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act, for four consecutive years (2009-2012) and in 2013, Hispanic Business Magazine selected MicroTech as one of the 25 largest Hispanic-Owned Businesses in the Nation.
In recognition of his achievements, Jimenez has been named “Executive of the Year,” “Most Influential Hispanic in IT,” “Entrepreneur of the Year,” “Small Business Person of the Year,” and “CEO of the Year” by several national organizations. Jimenez has also been recognized as one of the “Most Influential Hispanics in the Nation” by Hispanic Business Magazine, one of the “Most Powerful Minority Men in Business” by the Minority Enterprise Executive Council, and “one of the 100 Most Innovative Entrepreneurs in the Nation” by Goldman Sachs. Additionally, in 2012 Inc. Magazine inducted Tony into its prestigious Hall of Fame for making its Inc. 500 listing for five consecutive years and he was recognized as the PODER-American Business Council Entrepreneurship Award winner. Federal Computer Week selected Tony for the third time as a “Federal 100,” one of the Top 100 Executives from Government, Industry, and Academia who have had the greatest impact on Government Information Systems, once as a Government Employee and twice as a CEO. In 2013, he was named one of the “50 Most Influential Virginians” by Virginia Business.
Tony is renowned for having an extraordinary network, a profound knowledge of technology and technology diffusion and an intuitive understanding of the benefits of adopting new technology in an environment characterized by uncertainty.
On September 22, 2016 Tony received the prestigious Hispanic Heritage Foundation Award for Technology at the 29th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.
In 2016, Tony was the recipient of the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council’s (CRMSDC) highest honor, the Reginald F. Lewis Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is given to an individual who is considered to most closely walking the path paved by Reginald Lewis, an entrepreneurial legend, brilliant financier and business manager, who left a record of accomplishments that compares to those of any great man in history.
In June 2013, Tony received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, now Henry James College, for his sustained social responsibility and his commitment to the Veteran and Hispanic Communities.
In April 2016, Tony was named to the STEMconnector®List of 100 CEO Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). This list features some of the top CEO’s in the Nation who offer their unique perspective on the issues facing America’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workforce.
Tony is an active member in the technology industry and an advocate for the Latino, Veteran, Minority and Small Business communities. Tony serves or has served on several very influential boards including George Mason University’s Board of Visitors, the U.S. Department of Commerce National Advisory Council, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. - Mexico Chamber of Commerce, the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, the Latino Donor Collaborative, Board of Directors and Vice President of the Marketing Committee at the National Capital Area Council Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Member of BSA’s National Government and Community Relations Committee and Committee on Diversity, and sits on the Board as the Vice Chairman for the American Film Institute. He has testified before Congress on five separate occasions and has drafted and reviewed legislation to improve opportunities for Small Business owners. Additionally, Tony has worked with several White House administrations, meeting with Presidents and their senior advisors regarding small and medium businesses and ways to create jobs, improve education opportunities, improve entrepreneurship, and stimulate economic growth.
Mr. Jimenez holds a Bachelor’s Degree and two Master’s Degrees. A Master of Arts Degree in Computers and Information Systems from Missouri’s Webster University, a Master of Science Degree in Acquisition Management from Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) in Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Business Management from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. He is also a graduate of the Executive Education Course at the Dartmouth Tuck School of Business, Defense Acquisition University, and is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellow.