When he started Carahsoft in 2004, Craig Abod combined his entrepreneurial spirit with more than 20 years of experience in government sales, marketing and contract management. In seven years, he has grown the Reston, Va.-based company from zero to more than $1 billion, generating more than $3.2 billion in total revenue during that brief time. Carahsoft has become the largest government partner and master aggregator for many of its more than 80 vendors, including VMware, Symantec, Red Hat and HP Software. Carahsoft also is a top-ranked GSA Schedule 70 contract holder. Abod accepts the Executive of the Year award from CRN's Burke.