Teresa Carlson

About Craig Abod

2020 Recipient

Craig P. 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, marketing and contract management to create a new company that has redefined the way technology is marketed and sold to the public sector market.

In just 15 years, Abod has grown the company from $0 to more than $6.5 billion in bookings by providing federal, state, and local governments and academic institutions with IT solutions that best fit their needs and budgets. As a top-ranked GSA schedule and SEWP contract holder, Carahsoft now employs more than 1,300 people.

The company has established strategic, long-term relationships with the industry’s leading software manufacturers including VMware, Adobe, Micro Focus Government Solutions, Dell EMC, Google Cloud, McAfee, ServiceNow, Veritas, Symantec, Amazon Web Services, Palo Alto Networks, F5 Networks, SAP, and Splunk, among others, and supports an ecosystem of thousands of value-added resellers, system integrators and consulting partners.