Kevin Abel at age 14 left South Africa, and with his family, moved to the United States. They settled in Dallas where Kevin graduated from high school as class Valedictorian. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering in 1987. Kevin began his career as a business consultant with Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture). While at Andersen, Kevin met his future wife, Cindy, who was based in the firm’s Atlanta office.
Kevin resigned from Andersen in 1990 and moved to Atlanta where he took a job at BellSouth. Kevin and Cindy were married in 1992 and immediately moved into their first home in Alpharetta.
Kevin and Cindy took a huge leap of faith in 1994. They resigned from their jobs and started their own technology consulting company, Abel Solutions, Inc. During the next 23 years, Kevin and Cindy grew their company into a regionally recognized business, employing hundreds of people over the course of 2 decades, right here in Georgia.
Abel Solutions became a fixture in the local technology space, known for its commitment to employees, customers, partners, vendors, and the community. Since its founding the company has remained strongly committed to its core values, maintaining a proud reputation for its priority: creating a culture in which always doing the right thing is paramount.
Over the last 25 years, Kevin became deeply involved in Atlanta’s civic life, dedicating himself to supporting the community he loves so much. He has served on boards and financially supported multiple non-profit organizations including the Carter Center, the Arthritis Foundation-GA Chapter, The Davis Academy, the Technology Association of Georgia, and Hands On Atlanta. Kevin’s wife, Cindy, served as CEO of Hands On Atlanta for most of 2016, following long tenures as a Board Member and an Advisory Board Member.
Kevin was a member of the Board of Directors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce where he served as Chairman of the Small Business Council, and he is currently Vice Chair of the Board of New American Pathways, a refugee serving agency.
Kevin was recognized as a Metro Atlanta Chamber Small Business Person of the Year Finalist. Georgia Trend has highlighted Kevin as one of their “40 Under 40” business and civic leaders, and Kevin was selected as a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2006.
Kevin and Cindy are the proud parents of Danielle (23), Juliana (20), and Eric (17). Danielle is a graduate of UGA and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Miami. Juliana is a Junior at UGA majoring in Biology and Psychology. Eric is a Senior at North Springs Charter High School in Sandy Springs. The Abels have proudly lived in Georgia’s 6th district for more than 25 years.