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.
Lewis passed away in 1993 after complications from brain cancer, had a penchant for deal making and an astute business sense. Lewis, cemented his legacy with the $985 million acquisition of TLC Beatrice Foods Co. It wasn’t long before the new company, TLC Beatrice International, reported revenue of $1.8 billion in 1987, it became the first black-owned company to have more than $1 billion in annual sales. At its peak in 1996, TLC Beatrice
International Holdings Inc. had sales of $2.2 billion and was number 512 on Fortune magazine’s list of 1,000 largest companies. The deal solidified Lewis’ prowess, brought wide media attention, and Lewis became the first African-American businessman to be included in Forbes magazine’s list of the nation’s 400 wealthiest people.
About MicroTech: MicroTech, a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), has had noteworthy success since its inception in 2004. Under Mr. Jimenez’s leadership, the privately owned company has experienced exponential growth and has been repeatedly recognized as a small business success story. Described as the “hottest Hispanic business in the nation,” MicroTech was ranked as the #1 Fastest Growing Hispanic Company in the Nation for three consecutive years by Hispanic Business Magazine. MicroTech was also named one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Hispanic-Owned Companies in the Nation for five consecutive years and has been repeatedly listed on Washington Technology’s annual list of the Top 100 Government Contractors.
MicroTech provides Cloud Computing, Technology Services, Cyber Security Solutions, Products & Managed Service Solutions, Network Systems Integration, Big Data Management, Telecom Solutions & Integration and Financial Services to the public sector, as well as commercial enterprises. ISO 20000 and ISO 9001:2008 certified, CMMI Maturity Level 3 rated in Services & Development and ITIL management qualified, MicroTech is headquartered just outside the Nation's Capital in Tysons Corner, Virginia, with key offices in New Jersey, Virginia; Georgia, and Mexico City. To learn more, visit www.MicroTech.net. Follow MicroTech on Twitter.
About Tony Jimenez: Tony is the award-winning Founder, President, and CEO of MicroTech, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). He is an active member of the technology industry and an advocate for the Veteran, Hispanic and Small Business communities. As a respected business owner, successful entrepreneur, and award-winning small business advocate, Jimenez is always willing to go that extra mile! To learn more, visit www.microtech.net/meet-ceo