Carahsoft is honored to be recognized for our outstanding performance by the industry, trade press and, most importantly, our partners.


Industry Recognition

Carahsoft and Salesforce Win 2019 Institute for Excellence in Sales Award

Company Recognized for Collaborative Sales Efforts

RESTON, Va. — May 31, 2019 — Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced that they have received the Customer Partnering Award at the 9th Annual IES Sales Excellence Awards Gala in Falls Church, Virginia. Tableau Software, the leading analytics platform and a Carahsoft strategic partner, was also presented with an award in the same category.

Over 300 sales and business development professionals attended the awards event. The winners were selected from a large pool of nominees by an independent panel of expert judges for their commitment to excellence in multiple sales and business development categories.

In 2018, Carahsoft and Salesforce brought their long-time partnership to a new level by creating a unique series of campaigns to help grow business within the state and local market. Known as “Innovation Days,” the companies developed a nationwide series of day-long seminars for hundreds of customers, partners and agency representatives. The seminar subjects ranged from application development to case management and more, featuring keynotes from Salesforce representatives, panel discussions with local customers and after-hours networking.

“We are honored to receive this award for our collaboration with Salesforce and also see our partner Tableau’s exceptional work recognized,” said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft’s President. “Our vendor partners share our commitment to training, educating and empowering our public sector customers, and these efforts are reflected in this recognition.”

Tableau has been leading the efforts engaging with Open Data to help make an impact on Veterans Career Readiness and benefits. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) leadership was able to improve outreach effort efficiency through better decision making and more effective communication leveraging Tableau Platform.

“Sales continues to grow in complexity as customers continue to take the lead in the sales process as more information is now available to them,” said Fred Diamond, President and Co-Founder of the IES. “With this transformation in the buying process the leading sales organizations and leaders are developing ways to ensure that they provide as much value as possible to help their prospects reach their goals. The winning companies and all of the ones that made it to the finals have demonstrated this excellence.”

Mark Testoni, CEO of SAP NS2, another Carahsoft strategic partner, was honored with the IES Lifetime Achievement in Sales Award during the event.

Since its founding in 2004, Carahsoft has provided the public sector market with IT solutions from hundreds of technology vendors, prime contractors, system integrators, value-added resellers and additional channel partners. In 2018, the company booked over $5 billion in sales and expanded its team to 1,000 sales, marketing, customer service and contracting professionals. The company has consistently ranked as one of the top private companies and one of the largest government contractors over the last decade.

About the Institute for Excellence in Sales

The IES provides a wealth of services to selling professionals at companies large and small throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and across the U.S. It is an unbiased and trusted partner for the delivery of sales programs, speakers, training, services and products. Contact the IES at A complete list of upcoming IES programs can be found

About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®. As a top-performing GSA Schedule and SEWP contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver VMware, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, Veritas, Dell, Adobe, F5 Networks, Google Cloud, ServiceNow, Open Source, Micro Focus Government Solutions, SAP, Salesforce, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing and largest firms by CRN, Inc., Forbes, Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and Bloomberg Government. Visit us at or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


Mary Lange
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