Tony Jimenez, President and CEO of MicroTech, spoke at the National Veterans Small Business Conference and Expo last week regarding successful business tactics. A highly decorated, retired U.S. Army officer turned entrepreneur, Jimenez founded the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and has been hailed as one of the “Most Influential Hispanics in Technology.” In his closing keynote at the Expo, Jimenez discussed his background and story of success in business and inspired veterans to develop and launch their own business.
“Since day one, I have made it a focus to hire veterans,” Jimenez said. “They offer leadership and unique skills that translate well to the corporate world. Their military training ensures that they show up on time, are well prepared, thoroughly understand their mission, and strive to reach their goals. You can’t go wrong by hiring a vet.”
The Veteran Federal Interagency partnered with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to launch the largest nationwide conference of its kind in support of Veteran-Owned and SDVOSB. The event featured training workshops and various sessions on the federal acquisition process. New and experienced entrepreneurs and business owners filled the audience at this year’s conference.
“It is truly a tremendous honor for me to be asked to speak to the veteran community that is gathered here,” Jimenez said. “I’m gratified to witness the tremendous growth of the Veteran Small Business Conference since I first attended the inaugural show at its inception in 2005. MicroTech is the No. 1 small business contractor at the VA and has a long-standing history of success as a solutions provider across the Department of Defense, and with every service branch supporting the Warfighter.”
MicroTech, the number one tech-focused SDVOSB in the United States, provides its customers with Systems Integration, Technology Services, Product Solutions, Unified Communications & Collaboration, Cloud Computing, and Innovation & Integration to the public sector and Fortune 500 enterprises by managing more than half-a-million tech users daily. It is the prime contractor on more than 100 federal projects and currently holds 27 procurement vehicles. MicroTech is the number one veteran owned business in Washington D.C.
Jimenez has received several awards and is recognized as a “Veteran Champion” by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Veteran Business Journal named him as its “Vetrepreneur of the Year” back in 2006.