VIENNA, Va. – Oct. 2, 2020 – PRLog — The Institute for Excellence in Sales (IES) is proud to present Craig Abod, president of Carahsoft Technology Corp., with the 10th Lifetime Achievement in Sales Award. Abod and his leadership team will be honored at the virtual IES Sales Excellence Awards on Friday, October 16.

Each year, the IES recognizes a sales visionary, leader and world-class executioner of sales excellence with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Qualifications include a substantive career leading sales at the highest level of major organizations, a legacy of protégé success and a commitment to the sales profession.

“Craig Abod and the Carahsoft leadership team have helped thousands of companies provide critical products and services to Public Sector organizations for decades,” said Fred Diamond, Cofounder and President of the Institute for Excellence in Sales. “When we announced that we were bestowing the annual Lifetime Achievement Award to Craig, the response from Public Sector sales and business leaders around the country, from companies such as Dell EMC, Red Hat, SAP and many others has been overwhelming, confirming our committee’s decision.”

Abod is president and founder of Carahsoft Technology Corp., a Reston, Virginia-based firm that has become one the nation’s most respected and fastest growing government-focused IT solutions providers. In founding Carahsoft, Abod combined his entrepreneurial spirit and 25+ years of experience in government sales and contract management to create a new business model that has redefined the way technology is marketed and sold to the public sector market.

In just 15 years, Abod has grown Carahsoft to more than $6.5 billion in bookings by providing IT solutions that best fit public sector needs and budgets, and the company now employs more than 1,300 people.

“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Craig Abod for nearly 30 years and have watched his direct impact on modernizing government,” said Dave Rey, President of Global Public Sector at Salesforce. “His innovation in building the largest reseller and distributor of technology for the federal government has been a tremendous value to the entire ecosystem. He’s incredibly deserving of the IES Lifetime Achievement Award.”

To register for this year’s virtual IES Sales Excellence Awards, click here and follow along on social media at #IESAwards.

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