As President and CEO, Patti Falus is the founder and driving force of Barter Network Ltd. A Certified Trade Broker (CTB) with over thirty 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.
Shannon joined the Barter Network team in 2005. She 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. During her career that spans almost two decades, she has established her reputation and strives to make every trade as smooth as possible. She recognizes that her clients should be prioritized over all else, staying committed to their interests and decisions. She is instrumental in coordinating the sale and purchase of advertising across all mediums available through BNL and will help you create an advertising plan that your customers will love, igniting real results for your business. Shannon’s experience and knowledge of the barter industry enables her to cater to our clients impeccably and efficiently for all their trading needs.
Cherise is the Office Administrator for Barter Network and has worked here for nearly 9 years. She started as BNL’s very first intern while attaining her business management diploma from Canadian Business College. She later accepted a position as the assistant to the marketing director and in September of 2013 she took over the marketing director position. In 2017 she moved over from the marketing department to office administrator position and holds that position today. She assists in the development and implementation of firm policies and procedures; manages and oversees the administration of HR policies, programs, and practices within the company; she maintains clients’ accounts, accounts payable & receivables and monthly billing. Cherise’s knowledge & experience of the BNL trading platform can help our members account more useable to them with a quick phone call or email.
Nanci joined Barter Network in January of 2022. Nanci brings with her over 40 years of customer service and sales experience. Nanci strives to meet or exceed her clients’ expectations. Through her varied experiences, Nanci has developed a keen ability to anticipate, recognize and respond to her clients’ needs. Clients’ needs are her number one priority. Nanci has worked in retail sales, distribution and management; business development and fund raising. Nanci is excited about her work at Barter Network and facilitating new relations with our membership base. The best sales’ relationships are long term!
Aresha graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Dentistry and started her career working in healthcare. Looking to expand her knowledge of the corporate world, she joined the Barter Network Team in 2022 as a receptionist. Her strong organizational skills allow her to support the brokers with member orders, overseeing all logistics, as well as creating email marketing blasts to our member base. Aresha enjoys working as a part of an enthusiastic team and looks forward to gaining more experience. She hit the ground running at the BNL office and is quickly become an integral part of the Barter family.
Lucie joined the office as the new office doggo in January of 2022 with her owner Nanci. She fun, loving & sweet puppy and loves greeting our members when they come into the office. She has a happy spirit, playfulness that brings joy to the staff and our members.