The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Joshua Broder, CEO of Tilson Technology Management, Inc. has been selected to receive the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2017 Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year Award for Maine and New England.
“Mr. Broder’s leadership at Tilson perfectly demonstrates the transition of skills learned in the military to use in civilian life,” said Amy Bassett, SBA District Director for Maine. “Mr. Broder provides a wonderful example that we hope will inspire more veterans to start their own businesses,” added Bassett.
Tilson, a global network deployment and IT professional services company that works on telecom design, software development, and IT strategy, is based in Portland, with seven other offices located throughout the United States.
Broder is a former U.S. Army Signal Officer, and recipient of the Bronze Star for his service in Afghanistan while running the tactical communications network in support of US and coalition forces.
He was nominated for the SBA award by Sarah Guerette, Director of the Southern Maine Women’s Business Center, and Nat Henshaw, President of Coastal Ventures, Inc.
“I am honored to be recognized by CEI Ventures, our investment partner, and more so to get to work with our incredible employee team who have fueled our growth.” said Broder.
Broder is a graduate of AT&T’s Operation Hand Salute at JFK University and serves on the boards of Kleinschmidt Associates (a multi-national engineering firm), the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and is a corporator for Bangor Savings Bank. He is an active member of the Construction Financial Managers Association.
According to Broder, his company employs 240 employees.