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 (www.irta.com). 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.