Carahsoft is honored to be recognized for our outstanding performance by the industry, trade press and, most importantly, our partners.
Reston, VA— June 3, 2013 – Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced that Carahsoft president Craig P. Abod is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Greater Washington Award finalist. The awards program recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate
excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Abod was selected by a panel of independent judges from more than 80 nominations. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 20 at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.
“Through the support and dedication of our government customers, vendors, reseller partners, and team members, we have built an incredibly successful company, and I am very honored to be included again among the finalists for this prestigious award,” said Abod, who has been selected as a finalist for this award six times.
Collectively, this year’s Washington D.C. area finalists grew their company’s employment by 25 percent and their revenues by 30 percent between 2010 and 2012. Carahsoft has doubled its work force in that time and now employs more than 350 people at its Reston, Va. headquarters office. It has also increased its revenue by more than 70 percent, with 2012 revenue exceeding $1.4 billion.
Founded in 2004 and ranked among the top 100 government IT contractors in the nation, Carahsoft success is built on strategic, long-term relationships with the industry’s leading software manufacturers including VMware, Adobe, Symantec, HP Software, F5 Networks, EMC, SAP, and Red Hat among others. As the largest public sector partner for these vendors, Carahsoft also boasts an IT solutions portfolio of more than 90 additional manufacturers and an ecosystem of partners that, in the last 12 months alone, has expanded to encompass nearly 700 government contractors, resellers, and integrators. In 2013, Carahsoft plans to add at least 100 new employees as it targets $1.6 billion in revenue.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In Greater Washington program sponsors include: CohnReznick, Pillsbury, PNC and the Washington Business Journal. Receptions are sponsored by Cassidy Turley, Lockton and SolomonEdwards.
About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.