MicroTech CEO Gives Keynote Address at VETS2013

GovCon Executive of the Year Shares Successful Start-Up Journey, Foresight on Government Contracting Industry

TYSONS CORNER, Va. – June 12, 2012 — MicroTech President & CEO, Tony Jimenez, presented his insights regarding Veteran-owned small business today at the VETS2013 conference in Reno, Nevada. As today’s keynote speaker he shared his entrepreneurial story and addressed the unique challenges facing Veteran small business owners in the current sequestration-impacted economy. Hosted by The National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC), VETS2013 provided a meeting ground for Federal agencies, prime contractors, and Veteran business owners to discuss how small Veteran-Owned businesses can take advantage of federally mandated opportunities. “It’s an honor to be invited to share my entrepreneur story and provide advice to other Veteran-Owned businesses,” said Tony Jimenez, MicroTech President & CEO. “We’re all in this together and I believe in giving back and mentoring other Veterans as they work to make a dream a reality with their own start-ups.” As a keynote speaker, Jimenez took attendees through his tactical small business start-up journey, from his years as an Army private to following the passion that allowed him to become the self-made CEO of one of the fastest-growing Hispanic-Owned IT companies in the country. Jimenez also added his thoughts on the state of the federal contracting industry. Launched from his kitchen table in 2004, MicroTech now provides Technology Services, Network Systems Integration, Product Solutions, Cloud Computing, Unified Communications & Collaboration, Cyber Security, Mobility, Big Data Solutions, Financial Services, 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. One of the highlights of the VETS2013 conference was the one-on-one business sessions. Attendees were provided the opportunity to connect and form alliances with various suppliers (Veteran-Owned/Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses) and buyers (government agencies and commercial enterprises). There were also workshops on leadership and accountability, and also industry networking roundtables. Additionally, there were numerous breakout information sessions to include GSA schedules, ethics, financing, planning, and marketing and acquisitions. Other speakers include Andre Gudger, Director of the Office of Small Business Programs under the Secretary of Defense, who discussed the outlook for 2013 and talked about plans to increase Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned businesses in the Department of Defense procurement system.

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