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.
Tony 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 an Appointee in both 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 throughout the Federal Government and providing IT, Network and Telecom support to numerous Fortune 500 companies around the globe. In 2014, 2015, and 2018 Jimenez sold several large cognizable business units and since then MicroTech has been 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.
Throughout the years MicroTech has been consistently recognized for its achievements. Several national organizations have honored MicroTech, adding them to their fastest-growing 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, Hispanic Business Magazine selected MicroTech as one of the 25 largest Hispanic-Owned Businesses in the Nation in 2011.
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. 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 has selected Tony three times 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, technology diffusion and Cloud and has 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. Established by the White House in 1987, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Award is considered among the highest honors for Latinos by Latinos.
In 2016, Tony also received the Reginald F. Lewis LifetimeAchievement Award. This esteemed award is given to individuals who are considered to have most closely walked the path paved by Reginald Lewis, an entrepreneurial legend, brilliant financier and business manager, who left a record of accomplishments thatcompares to those of any great man in history.
In June 2013, Tony was awarded 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.
An important part of Tony’s commitment to this Nation’s youth are his efforts to advance Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiatives. 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 anadvocate 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 serves on the American Film Institute Board as the Vice Chairman. 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 businesses initiatives, entrepreneurship, ways to help create jobs, improve education opportunities, advance entrepreneurship, and stimulate economic growth in Underserved Communities.
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 Program Manager’s Course and the Systems Acquisition Management Course for General/Flag Officers and is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellow.