Houston, Texas

David Thomas, CEO at Evident, is an accomplished cybersecurity entrepreneur. He has a history of introducing innovative technologies, establishing them in the market, and driving growth – with each early-stage company emerging as the market leader.

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Lexmark International has added Staples, Office Depot, OfficeMax, InkStop, MicroCenter and Fry's to its distribution footprint. Products going to these retailers include the Professional Series line of printers and all-in-ones (AIOs) for the small office/home office (SOHO) and small and medium business (SMB) markets.

Plans for a new Regency shopping center in Houston, Texas will include 11.978 acres of land the company has sold to Target Corporation. Regency expects Target to be the centerpiece of Woodlands West Village, its 400,000 square foot retail complex in Montgomery County. The public is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, with local VIPs in attendance.

They work hard; most play hard, but all are making a difference within their companies and beyond. They're the Dealerscope 40 Under 40 -- 40 men and women already recognized for their achievements early in their careers. Dealerscope is proud to introduce this year's 40 Under 40 profiles, representing the industry's best and brightest. Compiled by the Dealerscope Staff Nasser Abo Abdo President, Audiobahn, Inc., Buena Park, Calif. Age: 35 First industry job: In retail, at Stereo Center in Santa Ana, CA, 1981 Career history: Nasser was at Stereo Center for two years and in 1984 started his own retail store, Pacific Stereo. By

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