Dane was the first outside Business
Development “Catalyst” for four
of the current top ten e-commerce subscription sites.
eFax, Gator, McAfee and NetFlix worked with Dane to
gain their initial market momentum back in the late
1990’s. These sites today thrive on taking care
of key e-commerce needs for the consumer marketplace.
Dane has spent 30 years in the high technology business. He spent 15 years in Sales and Marketing at Xerox where he was responsible with bringing the "Alto" Computer, Ethernet and File, Print & Communication Servers out to the public from the Palo Alto Research center (PARC) in 1980. Additionally he was the creator of the award winning slogan “Team Xerox” and other pioneering efforts.
Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Dove Computer
Corp in 1990, Dane introduced the MacWorld World Class
Award winning DoveFax Modem. As a General Manager with
Calera Recognition Systems, Dane was responsible for
bringing FaxGrabber to the retail & OEM marketplace.
While President & CEO of SofNet he launched the
category-leading FaxWorks for Windows. Dane co-founded
and ran Pipeline Communications which introduced online
warranty registration to the Computer industry in 1993.
This service is used by over 75 of the top PC manufacturers
and ISV’s in the Marketplace today.
In the Spring of 1996, Dane Founded Tuneup.com ( www.tuneup.com ) an online PC service center. Quarterdeck Corporation acquired this “Pioneer” among the Internet subscription-based businesses in May of 1997. Symantec Corporation acquired Quarterdeck in the late 1998 timeframe. In September 1996, Dane & Mike Walter began broadcasting a weekly radio show devoted to the Internet called: Pat & Mike's World Wide Web Radio Show. The show was very successful in helping build the Tuneup.com Brand. Additionally, the Show, sponsored by CompuServe, Yahoo!, Ziff davis, Hewlett-Packard, Office Depot.com, McAfee and USA TODAY, had a growing, worldwide audience on the Internet and in 27 real radio markets. The Show was picked up for national syndication by Premiere Radio Networks in mid 1997.
PM Media, Inc., a Joint Venture between Dane & Walter, produced the Pat & Mike Show and The HappyPuppy Radio Show, a show devoted to gamers and sponsored by Attitude Network and Micron Electronics. PM Media also produced remote audio broadcasts for sponsors such as Sprynet and Hewlett-Packard.
In the summer of 1998 Dane Co-Founded a new and innovative Internet company, Cybermovers.Net ( www.cybermovers.net). Cybermovers was the world’s first “Virtual Moving” company that helps small businesses and individuals move their information and material onto their web site. A new job was created by the company called a “Personal Virtual Mover” ( PVM ). This person is the “go to” expert to help companies and families keep their web sites up to date and fresh. Cybermovers was sold to a Dallas, Texas based company in December, 1998 and later sold to Bell South.
in February 2003. TruFina’s business goal is to
provide identity verification services for the 60 plus
millon people that participate in Internet Dating. Dane
handed off TruFina to the current Management team in
the fall of 2003 when he Co-Founded MyPublicInfo.
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