Dale has been in IT since 1977 when he started his career as an NCR399 systems analyst for Citibank and Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, both in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Throughout the 80’s and 90’s he founded several successful software publishing companies, including Gemini Marketing in the UK which was prolific in the BBC Micro market and developed and supplied software to consumers, government departments and retail outlets including WH Smith, Boots and Harrods.
Dale’s Internet successes came in the late 90’s when two of his companies realised their exit strategies. Anytimenow.com made a trade sale of circa £2 million, and BikeNet.com, which he bought as a defunct forum shell for £10,000, was floated as an online motorcycle retailer on the Alternative Investment Market at a market valuation of £13.7 million.
Dale has been an accredited Nominet UK domain name registrar for over a decade, and is well-known in the domain community. His IPS tag is HUBBARD-MEDIA.