Tony Jimenez, President and CEO of MicroTech, was awarded the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council’s (CRMSDC) highest honor, the Reginald F. Lewis Lifetime Achievement Award.
This award is given to the individual who is considered to have most closely walked the path paved by Reginald Lewis, an entrepreneurial legend, brilliant financier and business manager, who left a roster of accomplishments that compares to those of any great man in history. Tony was presented the Lifetime Achievement award by Carolyn Fugett (Reginald F. Lewis’ mother).
Tony Jimenez is the first and only Hispanic to receive the prestigious business award so far. Others who have received a prestigious Reginald F. Lewis Business Award are: Sean “Diddy” Combs, L. Londell McMillan, partner and co-head of the Media and Entertainment Global Industry Sector at the international law firm of Dewey and LeBoeuf. Eugene A. Profit, CEO of Profit Investment Management. Mr. Valentino D. Carlotti - Head of The Securities Division Institutional Client Group and Senior Partner at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Robert F. Smith Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners.
Reginald F. Lewis, for whom the award is named after, was an American businessman andwas considered the Jackie Robinson of the finance world, breaking into the highly selective world of high finance, his accomplishments should be a page in the financial history books of the United States.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, growing up in a middle-class neighborhood, He won a football scholarship to Virginia State College, graduating with a degree in political science in 1965 and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1968. In 1992, Forbes listed Lewis among the 400 richest Americans, with a net worth estimated at $400 million. He also was the first African American to build a billion-dollar company, Beatrice Foods.