Atlantic Barter, was formed in January of 1993 as Delaware Barter Corp., and is a privately held company.
The company has grown into the largest and strongest barter exchange in the Delaware - Pennsylvania - New Jersey region, with over 1,000 real and active members. The company is a member of the National Association of Trade Exchanges, (NATE). The company has over 20 reciprocal arrangements with other barter exchanges throughout the country to afford access to goods and services outside the Tri-State region.
Atlantic Barter prides itself on providing broker driven, hands-on customer service to its members. Though the company utilizes the internet as a communication tool, the company is still dedicated to providing real, live, and knowledgeable brokerage support for ALL its members. As a result, Atlantic Barter's membership base has continued to grow since its inception as the good word about Atlantic Barter's superior customer service has spread through out the barter industry.
The company continues to build on its current membership base by expanding geographically into its neighboring regions. As Atlantic Barter grows, the company is determined to do so in a manner that respects the integrity of its members and provides the highest possible level of professionalism so as to continue to command respect inside, and outside of the barter industry.
Our members are dynamic, progressive companies.
Individually they're extraordinary barter professionals... TOGETHER they're unstoppable
Christine is the driving force behind the new Atlantic Barter. Having been in the organized trade industry since 1998 with the exception of 3 years, Christine began her trading career with Delaware Barter Corp. in 1998. Having transitioned into the role of President and CEO in 2014, she now enjoys spearheading the operation that she has worked hard to help build through the years. Her leadership ability comes from her law enforcement background when she was a police officer and welfare fraud investigator. She was also a recipient of a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) award for making numerous effective DUI arrests in the State of Delaware.
Christine attended Temple University for Criminal Justice and the DE State Police Academy. In her personal time, Christine enjoys spending time with family, friends and her black lab. She trains in Krav Maga, an Israeli militia style of self-defense which uses techniques to disarm knife, gun and other weapon attacks. She enjoys helping to train others and is working to become a certified instructor herself.
Christine’s vision is to build Atlantic Barter’s membership base and grow the exchange into a well-known organization that helps business owners prosper and grow through the use of trade.
Jeff Young is the Vice President of Atlantic Barter. For the past 5 years Jeff has worked as a Trade Broker and Sales Consultant building long lasting relationships with our clientele. He enjoys constructing trades in order to protect their cash flow. Jeff prides himself on a pro-active and efficient follow up method to brokering.
Jeff graduated from York College of PA with a Business and Sports Management degree. At York, Jeff also played 4 years of baseball as a shortstop for the team. Now that he is a father with 2 little girls, he enjoys recreational softball with the whole family.
Jeff’s vision is to help grow Atlantic Barter into the largest trade exchange in the region with new and innovative approaches in the industry.
Bill McCoy comes to us with over 30 years of experience in the retail sales industry. Bill also successfully owned and operated McCoy Auto Transport LLC overseeing all financial aspects of the company. As a former business owner himself, Bill understands and values the benefits of organized trade and shares this with local area business owners.
Bill is extremely family oriented, enjoys spending time with his 4 children and attending their various sporting and extracurricular activities. He has volunteered countless hours at the Pilot School for different events and has a real zest for life.
Bill’s vision is to become well known within the business community as an advocate for Atlantic Barter.
Dana Stidham comes to us with many years of experience working in the healthcare industry. Her experience brings the ability to understand the impact one's interaction has on other individuals in a professional setting. She was able to build relationships of trust and confidence with her patients which will most definitely carry over in her position here with Atlantic Barter.
Dana is the proud mother of a 12-year-old son who is her world and the bravest person she’s known. Her son Anthony was diagnosed with a brain tumor at seven years old and has been through unimaginable circumstances. Thankfully, he is now healthy and thriving, as he inspires her every single day. Dana enjoys doing many things together with Anthony such as exercising, baking, hiking and crafting. One of their very favorite things to do together is volunteering and raising money for other sick children. This is a cause that means a great deal to the both of them.
We are very thankful to have Dana and she is already a wonderful addition to our team. She is currently working on the administrative end answering phones, working on the newsletter, handling special projects and supporting the brokerage staff. Dana’s assistance helps to ensure all of our client’s needs are continued to be met in the most efficient way. She looks forward to getting to know all of our clients, and providing them with excellent customer service built on trust and respect.
Debbie Swails works with Atlantic Barter aiding the staff with scheduling appointments and marketing. She has many years of experience working in retail sales and over 30 years of providing excellent customer service. She enjoys marketing and public relations, meeting new people and developing business and personal relationships.
Debbie is the proud mother of three kids and three granddaughters. Debbie grew up working at her family's business. She was a volunteer firefighter and an EMT-FIRST RESPONDER for over 15 years. Debbie enjoys making crafts, listening to music, watching movies, cooking, the outdoors and loves animals. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters.
Debbie's goal is to continue building the Atlantic Barter member base and create awareness for the industry. She would like to see the expansion of Atlantic Barter across the country.