RESTON, VA–(Marketwired – Jun 19, 2015) – Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced that Carahsoft president Craig P. Abod has received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Regional Award in the Greater Washington region. The award recognizes outstanding 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 as the winner in the Government Services Large category by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. The award was presented at a gala event on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.
Abod founded Carahsoft in 2004. The company has experienced tremendous growth year-over-year, posting more than $2.4 billion in sales. As a top-ranked GSA schedule holder, Carahsoft employs nearly 500 people and now serves as the largest government partner for many of the industry’s leading software manufacturers including VMware, Adobe, Symantec, Red Hat, HP, SAP, EMC, F5 Networks, and Splunk among others.
“Through the support and dedication of our government customers, manufacturers, reseller partners, and team members, we have built an incredibly successful company, and I am humbled to be recognized as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Greater Washington Region winner,” said Abod. “This recognition reflects Carahsoft’s commitment to delivering the highest level of value in sales and marketing execution for our partners looking to do business with the government.”
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
“EY has honored outstanding entrepreneurs for the past 29 years,” said Dan Kotter, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for Greater Washington. “These winners are accomplished leaders who have contributed a tremendous amount to their communities.”
Now in its 29th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2014 winner Dr. David Hung, President and CEO and Chairman of Medivation.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, resellers, 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, Adobe, Symantec, EMC, F5 Networks, Open Source, HP, SAP, 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 firms by CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, Washington Business Journal, the Washington Post, and SmartCEO. Visit us at www.carahsoft.com.