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David Thomas

David Thomas
founder and CEO

David Thomas

David is the Founder and CEO of Evident, a VC-backed technology company based in Atlanta, GA.

The world’s largest organizations rely on Evident’s award-winning technology to help them protect their business and brand from third-party risk. Evident enables the safe and private exchange of proof of insurance, identity, business, and other personal data – helping customers collect and analyze both individual and business credentials so they can make fast and informed decisions about engaging new third-party partners, prospective employees, franchisees, and more, without compromising their privacy.

In today’s new remote-first, ever-changing regulatory environment, Evident’s secure, privacy-first enterprise platform provides a highly scalable and configurable solution to manage communications, storage, decisioning, and ongoing monitoring of individual and business credentials.

An accomplished cybersecurity entrepreneur, David has held key leadership roles at market-pioneers Motorola, AirDefense, VeriSign, and SecureIT. 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.

After being recruited at a young age by the Department of Defense, David has been at the forefront of cybersecurity including firewalls as corporations began connecting to the Internet, web security as online shopping emerged, wireless security as Wi-Fi and smartphones became ubiquitous, and security sensing networks as analytic technology became mainstream. His expertise has been featured in CNN, The Wall Street Journal and other leading publications.