BNL Team

BNL’s commitment to delivering unparalleled service and outstanding business value is the foundation.Of the exchange our experienced admin & marketing staff, as well as trade brokers, who help our members make the most of barter for their organizations – and they’ll do the same for you.

PATTI   FALUS – 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 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. Patti also sits on the board of the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness. 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 largest and fastest growing barter exchange. 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. 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.

STEVE   BERMAN – 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.



Jennifer is in charge of hospitality & restaurants. She can help you plan an event or corporate function from catering to finding a venue to host your event. She can also book a reservation to an array of restaurant on barter for you. She is here to help you with all your hospitality needs.

MADISON FALUS – Ticket & Travel Broker


Madison comes to BNL with a BA in Social Science, from the University of Western Ontario. She is now the current Ticket & Travel broker at BNL. With a love of travel – she is here to help you with all your travel needs, from hotel bookings to Via rail tickets and more. She’s also managing all sports and entertainment tickets BNL has to offer.

CHERISE   HORTON – 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.



MELISSA IABONI – Retail broker

Melissa Comes to BNL with extensive experience in customer service. She has brought a new sense of organization and creative selling for the Retail Clientele. She can help with all of your retail needs from buying a piece of jewellery to purchasing of Clothing.

DALLAS – Director Of Greetings (D.O.G.)

Dallas brings a very unique skill set to BNL, welcoming clients to our office with a wag of his tail, and what can only be described as a smile on his face. He strives to make each clients visit a pleasant one, and with his willingness to please, has become one of BNLís most valued staff members.

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.

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