Vienna, VA – November 15, 2012 — Celebrated for his vision, strategy, and energy as the head of the largest Hispanic-Owned IT Integrator in the U.S., MicroTech President & CEO, Tony Jimenez, was awarded PODER Magazine’s PODER-ABC* Entrepreneurship Award last night at the PODER Business Awards in Miami, Florida.
PODER, the foremost magazine aimed at influential, innovative, and collaborative leaders who focus on Hispanic and Latin American policies in the U.S., has sold over 400,000 copies in the U.S. alone. Their nonprofit “think-do tank,” The Americas Business Council (abc*) Foundation, identifies and supports leaders and policies that promote peace, sustainability and prosperity. Together, they recognized Jimenez for his entrepreneurial gem, MicroTech, along with his many contributions to the Veteran and Hispanic communities. The PODER Business Awards honoring America’s leaders since 2002 revels entrepreneurs not only because they can launch a successful company, but also for what they do with their profits.
“The PODER Business Awards recognize so much more than individual accomplishments. They serve to show that making a positive difference often starts with a simple gesture,” said Jimenez. “I applaud PODER for taking the time and effort to celebrate those who make a difference in the world and I am honored and humbled to be a recipient of such a distinguished award.”
As a leading service provider and technology integrator, MicroTech provides Technology Services, Network Systems Integration, Product Solutions, Cloud Computing, Unified Communications & Collaboration, Cyber Security, Mobility, and Social Media Solutions as well as leadership/management skills courses, business simulations and vital industry certifications as part of MicroTech University to commercial enterprises, along with the public sector — managing more than half-a-million technology users daily. A prime contractor of over 100 Federal projects and more-than-25 procurement vehicles, MicroTech offers access to 2500 vendors and a million technology products and services across the government.
This year at the awards dinner, CNN’s John King was the master of ceremonies. Awardees of the night included noteworthy leaders, innovators, artists, and writers like CEO Leader Award winner, Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever; Rafael Moreno Valle, President Fundacion UNAM, who won for Philanthropy in Education; and Jose Antonio Vargas, who took home the Courage Award.
"The PODER Business Awards have grown into one of the most prestigious annual events in the Americas, recognizing the most successful men and women in business, entrepreneurism and the arts," said Nicolas Ibargüen, publisher of PODER Magazine. "A PODER Business Award represents significant accomplishment and recognition by the awardees' peers."
Jimenez has also been recently recognized as the “Most Innovative Entrepreneur” by Goldman Sachs and the GovCon Executive of the Year by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce.