CTB: President/CEO

As President and CEO, Patti Falus is the founder and driving force of Barter Network Ltd. A Certified Trade Broker (CTB) with over twenty-five years of experience in barter, Patti is a recognized expert in this multi-billion dollar industry: Through the late 90?s, she toured North America, lecturing seasoned brokers on the merits and advantages of a barter economy. Starting Barter Network Ltd. in July 2000, Patti’s energy, enthusiasm and passion for delivering outstanding service and value, remains the cornerstone of the brokerage, today. BNL stands alone as Canada’s most reputable commercial barter exchange. Patti also holds a board member position with the International Reciprocal Trade Association ( In 2004 she was awarded Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in the Start Up Category. In 2012, Patti was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of Canadian’s contributions to Canada.


CTB: Trade Director

Shannon joined the Barter Network team in 2005. Shannon has brought with her an extensive background in customer service and sales. Shannon’s day to day responsibilities include overseeing the trade floor as well as the Media department. She is instrumental in coordinating the sale and purchase of advertising across all mediums available through BNL. Shannon’s experience and knowledge of the barter industry enables her to cater to our clients impeccably and efficiently for all of their trading needs.


Senior Trade Broker/ Print Specialist/Marketing

Steve joins the Barter Network team with over a decade of sales and customer service experience. He provides assistance for all of our members’ Printing and Signage needs as well as brokering the Web Design and Graphic Design members of BNL. As the Print/Web Broker Steve is able to help your company get noticed and have an online presence.


Office Administrator

Cherise comes to BNL with a college diploma in business management She started as BNL first intern and later on join the BNL Team as the assistant to the Marketing Department. She now is the current Office Administrator doing all the day to day admin for the BNL Team.

In Memory of DYNO

Client Relations, Security and Dispensing of Positive Vibes

Dyno Berman comes to us with vast experience in Client Relations, Security and Dispensing of positive vibes. He has previously held the title of Head of Security at a successful bathroom accessories wholesaler and done great work at home as well. His more than cute face is capable of many different looks, depending on whether he is begging you for food or showing off.