Carahsoft

When was your company established?
Carahsoft was established in 2003.

What is the origin of your company name?
Carahsoft was named after the founder’s daughter, Carah.

Who owns your company?
Carahsoft is a privately held company, founded by Craig P. Abod.

What is the main business focus of your Fairfax County office?
Carahsoft is a government IT solutions provider, combining technological expertise with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process to help federal, state and local government agencies select and implement the IT solutions which best fit their needs and budget. 

As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft is the largest government partner and serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors. The company’s dedicated Solutions Divisions support proactive sales, marketing and delivery of Symantec, Storage Solutions, VMware, Adobe, Open Source, HR, HP Software, Intelligence, and SAP.

Who are your primary customers?
Carahsoft serves the public sector market place, including federal, state and local government agencies as well as resellers that support these customers.

What sets you apart from your competitors?
Carahsoft has established mission-critical, long-term relationships with select best-of-breed vendor partners. This allows for knowledge which is specific to the challenges facing government customers and speaks to Carahsoft’s ability to provide software solutions to meet those challenges. This strategy produces both loyal and satisfied vendor partners as well as government customers who derive maximum value from Carahsoft’s insight and knowledge.

How many employees do you have and how many do you anticipate hiring in the next 12 months?
Today, Carahsoft employs 120 sales and marketing reps, and plans to add at least 25 more to its team in the next year.

What are the advantages of your Fairfax County location?
Fairfax County provides us with an educated and competent work force and is positioned well for the events we hold and the business we conduct with the federal government.

Where is your company located (address, phone number, Web site)?
12369 Sunrise Valley Drive
Suite D2
Reston, VA 20191
703-871-8500;
www.carahsoft.com