Del Hickman has been active in the multi-level/network marketing industry since 1980. Hickman was an information systems major at San Diego State University and joined IBM in 1967 serving in technical and customer support. He then moved on to Pepsi-Cola, serving in the capacity of MIS director. With Hickman’s entrepreneurial juices flowing, he founded Business Applications Group (BAG), an IBM Business Partner, in 1974. His first MLM customer, Total Image, introduced BAG to the MLM industry in 1980. After much success in interacting with thousands of companies, Hickman sold BAG in 1992 and entered into the corporate management of a start-up MLM company named Summit 2000 and served as the director of operations for three years. Hickman then co-founded, with his son David, Network Marketing Computer Services (Net-Mark) in 1997. Hickman has a reputation in the industry for integrity, honesty and a commitment to helping MLM start-up companies. Hickman, through BAG, became a member of the MLMIA in 1986, and served as the treasurer for eight years. He now serves as director emeritus and helps in the day-to-day efforts on a part-time basis as the acting executive director of operations. He is a member of the MLMIA Hall of Fame.