Craig Abod, Carahsoft President, Named to Wash100 as GovCon Innovator and Technology Leader

Craig Abod

Craig AbodExecutive Mosaic is honored to announce Craig Abod, president of Carahsoft Technology Corp., as the newest inductee into the Wash 100, the premier group of leaders who create value for the American public and execute strategic vision at the intersection of the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining Carahsoft, Abod served as president and general manager of DLT Solutions, Inc.

In his current role as the leader of a “master” aggregator for many government IT solution vendors, Abod has worked with partners to complement Carahsoft virtualization, big data, cloud computing and other offerings with capabilities such as Ciena Corp’s packet and optical networking solutions and Splunk’s machine data software.

carahsoft logo_GovconexecutiveCarahsoft has leveraged these partnerships to in an effort to equip agencies with solutions in “big data management and security solutions needed for highly sensitive, mission critical environments” and other areas.

“Carahsoft has been committed to supporting the advancement of innovation and technologies vital to the defense and intelligence sectors and missions of our country since our founding,” he noted after being recognized as a Federal 100 award winner in 2012.

“By helping emerging technology companies bring their cutting-edge technologies to the government market, we are able to deliver capabilities that vital to the national security of our country.”

He noted in 2013 that “agencies are looking for solutions that will help them transition to a simple, more cost-effective network.”

As a result of a contract with the National Cooperative Purchasing Association, public sector bodies can procure Carahsoft’s software products, including VMware, Adobe, Symantec, HP, Red Hat and SAP.

“This national cooperative contract vehicle makes our partners’ solutions readily accessible to the more than 90,000 agencies nationwide which are eligible to procure products through NCPA,” Abod noted.

“We built [an] infrastructure to start knowing we’d be a $500 million to $2 billion solution provider,” he said after being recognized as CRN’s executive of the year in 2012. “Our platform of tracking and measuring gives us a finger on the pulse of business–without that, it would have been impossible for us to get to $1 billion.”

Abod was also recognized as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award in 2010 for the Greater Washington area.

Executive Mosaic extends its congratulations to Craig and the rest of the Carahsoft organization.

About The Wash100

This year represents our fifth annual Wash100 award selection. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic's organizational and editorial leadership as the most influential leaders in the GovCon sector. These leaders demonstrate skills in leadership, innovation, achievement, and vision.