Craig Abod


Craig P. Abod is president and founder of Carahsoft Technology Corp., a Reston, Virginia-based firm that has become the nation’s most respected and fastest growing Public Sector-focused distributor.

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.

Now in its 20th year, Abod has grown the company from $0 to $18 billion in bookings. Working with a robust and growing ecosystem of thousands of reseller partners, system integrators, IT solutions providers and a deep portfolio of contract vehicles, Carahsoft proactively markets, sells, and distributes emerging and leading IT solutions to government markets in the U.S. and Canada, as well as education, healthcare, critical infrastructure, not-for-profit and commercial markets.

As a top-ranked GSA Schedule, SEWP, ITES-SW2 and NASPO ValuePoint contract holder, the company, which now employs more than 3,100 team members, has established strategic, long-term relationships with the industry’s leading software and hardware manufacturers including Adobe, Amazon Web Services, Dell Technologies, DocuSign, Google Cloud, HPE, Microsoft, Nvidia, Open AI, Open Text, Palo Alto Networks, Salesforce, SAP, ServiceNow, Snowflake, Splunk, Veritas, Trellix, VMware by Broadcom, UiPath, Zscaler and Zoom, among hundreds of established and emerging technology providers.

In recognition of his accomplishments, Abod has received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Greater Washington Region, The Federal 100 Award twice, the FCW Eagle Award for Industry, and a ten-time winner of the Executive Mosaic Wash100 award recognizing significant contributions in the government contracting. Carahsoft is also consistently recognized as the top performing partner for many of its vendor partners and is listed among the top government contractors and industry’s fastest growing and largest firms by Forbes, CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, The Washington Post, and the Washington Business Journal.

Last updated on: June 26, 2024