Vienna, VA – October 14, 2011 – MicroTech President & CEO Tony Jimenez has been named to the 2011 Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America. The list is made up of prominent Hispanic movers and shakers in the areas of business, diversity, arts & entertainment, academic, and government. Jimenez is making his first appearance in this elite group, highlighting his impact in the corporate field. He is one of only two privately-held company CEOs on the entire list. The exclusive feature is published in the October 2011 edition of Hispanic Business Magazine.
Jimenez is at the helm of award-winning MicroTech, the Fastest-Growing Hispanic-Owned Business in the U.S. for the last three years. MicroTech provides Technology Services, Systems Integration, Product Solutions, Unified Communications & Collaboration, Cloud Computing, and Innovation & Integration to the public sector and Fortune 500 enterprises. A prime contractor on more than 100 Federal projects and 28 procurement vehicles, MicroTech offers access to over 2500 vendors and over a million tech products and services across the government.
“This is a real honor to make such a prestigious list of notable Hispanics in America,” said Tony Jimenez, President & CEO of MicroTech. “My business goals have always included helping others, including Hispanics, become successful entrepreneurs. America is truly the land of opportunity and I share my influence with the Hispanic community by mentoring and teaching others, and by setting a good example of how to overcome obstacles and achieve business success.”
The individuals that make up the annual most influential list are drawn from several sources, mainly submissions from readers and visitors to HispanicBusiness.com, and from the publication’s editorial and research staff. In addition to Tony Jimenez, this year’s notable recipients include the NBA Atlanta Hawks owner Alex Meruelo, Jack In the Box Inc. Chairwoman, CEO and President Linda A. Lang, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio.
Since launching MicroTech at his kitchen table in 2004, Jimenez has grown his business into a profitable quarter-of-a-billion-dollar company. A passionate advocate for the Hispanic community, organizations like Deloitte, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Administration, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and NASDAQ have all acknowledged his extraordinary success.
“Tony Jimenez is a special individual who leads with a can do attitude and his actions speak louder than words, â€said Jose A Marquez-Leon, President and CEO of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association. “LISTA is blessed to work with Tony, as chairman his contributions have been outstanding and he has made our organization stronger.”
Recognized numerous times by government agencies and watch groups honoring individuals who have played pivotal roles in the government tech community, Jimenez has advised the last two U.S. Presidents on economic matters. Recently, he met one-on-one with former President Clinton, and traveled to Puerto Rico for a historic meeting with President Obama. He serves as an advisor to the White House on the U.S. Department of Commerce National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise.
Jimenez is a recipient of the U.S. Hispanic Advocacy Association “Bravo Award” for a commitment to diversity and has received numerous awards for his efforts including Veteran Champion of the Year; the LISTA CEO of the Year; Executive of the Year; National Corporate Advocate of the Year; and Minority Business Leader of the Year. He is a published author and has been featured on several top television news networks and in a number of nationally recognized newspapers and magazines. He serves on a number of boards including the U.S. – Mexico Chamber of Commerce and Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. His charity efforts have led to recognition as the “Top CEO Philanthropist” in the Washington DC region.
Earlier this year, Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology Magazine named Jimenez as one of the “Most Influential Hispanics in Technology.”
About Latino in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA)
LISTA ( www.a-lista.org) promotes the utilization of the technology sectors for the empowerment of the Latino community. We are an organization that is committed to bringing various elements of Technology under one central hub to facilitate our partners, members and the community with the leverage and education they need to succeed in a highly advanced technologically driven society. LISTA Mission is to educate, motivate and encourage the use of technology in the Latino community and empowering them to bridge the digital divide.
MicroTech is a certified and verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a certified 8(a) Small Business, and delivers robust process-driven performance for mission success. MicroTech applies its regimented process, enterprise IT experience, and state-of-the-art engineering solutions to integrate different technologies and create proven results that can respond to your strategic needs. MicroTech is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, EMC Velocity Partner, Cisco Gold Partner, HP Elite Partner, Dell Certified Partner, Symantec Managed Services Partner, VMware Enterprise Partner, Autonomy Value Added Partner, Adobe Solutions Partner, Citrix Silver Solution Advisor, Oracle Silver Partner, IBM Business Partner. MicroTech is the Hispanic Business Magazine No. 1 Fastest-Growing Hispanic-Owned Business (2009-2011); CRN Magazine No. 1 Fastest Growing Solutions Provider in the U.S., and the National “Public Sector Integrator of the Year,” and on the Deloitte 2010 Tech Fast 500, the No. 1 Fastest Growing Private Company in the Washington DC Metro area. ISO 20000 and ISO 9001:2008 certified, CMMI Maturity Level 3 rated, and ITIL management qualified, MicroTech is headquartered just outside the Nation’s Capital in Vienna, Virginia, with key offices in Richmond, Virginia; Greensboro, North Carolina; Huntsville, Alabama; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.