The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Latino- and Hispanic Entrepreneurs
Anthony "Tony" Jimenez, CEO
2009 Revenue: $185.3 million
Three-Year Growth: 4,200.4%
Jimenez followed in the footsteps of his father, of Puerto Rican descent, and joined the military. After retiring as a Lieutenant Coronel in 2003, he took the knowledge he acquired serving in the Pentagon to start MicroTech, which provides IT systems integration services to the federal government. His parents, neither of which graduated from high school, preached to Jimenez the value of education. Jimenez took the lesson to heart, earning two master's degrees in acquisition management and information systems. He is an active member of the community, serving on the board of sixteen not-for-profit organizations, including the American Legion and the Red Cross.