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Bob Bagga
CEO and President

Bob Bagga is the Chief Executive Officer and President of BizXchange and is recognized internationally for his accomplishments in the barter industry.

Over the last 17 years, Bagga has built a number of successful trade networks, including his first company, Barter Business Exchange, which he founded at age 22 in Toronto. Starting with less than $10,000 in capital, BBE was one of the largest and fastest-growing exchanges, with more than $60 million in annual trade transactions. BBE was Canada's 41st fastest growing company and in 1998 and 52nd in 1999. By 1999, BBE had over 5,000 clients including Jim Patterson Group, Rogers Broadcasting, Kodak and Revlon. It was then taken public as U-barter.com and sold in 2000 to Network Commerce for $45 million.

In January 2002, Bagga co-founded BizXchange which grew by 303% that year alone. BizXchange has been awarded as a Puget Sound Business Journal's Fastest Growing Private Company three years, San Francisco Business Journal's Fast 50 Growing Company, United States Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Business Award two years and Inc. Magazine's Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the United States for the last three years.

Bagga has been a member of International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA) since 1992 and served on its board as Vice President until 2006. He helped develop its Universal Currency, allowing for international trade to be possible between exchange companies. He is a Certified Trade Broker (CTB), the highest accreditation with the barter industry, as well as a member of the National Association of Trade Exchanges (NATE) and on the Board of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO).

Bagga has received national and international awards recognizing his contributions to the barter industry, including IRTA's Outstanding Achievement Award and two Outstanding Achievement Awards from NATE. He has been featured in numerous trade publications, including The Financial Post, CBC Venture, Chartered Accountants Magazine, The Economist, as well as recognized as a top business leader in the Puget Sound Business Journal's 40 Under 40. The US government granted Bagga his American Green Card on a "0" status visa in recognition of him being a global expert on barter.
   
Chris Haddawy
COO

Chris Haddawy is Chief Operations Officer and co-founder of BizXchange. He has been an integral part of the barter industry for more than 20 years.

Prior to co-founding BizXchange, Haddawy held senior positions with a wide range of barter organizations, including Vice President of Sales nd Marketing for Bay Area and Hawaii Barter Exchange, President of Barter Business Network and General Manager of West Coast, Tradaq/Barter Trust. In these positions, he played a key role in corporate account management, new business acquisition, executive training and overall strategic direction.

Haddawy also served on the board of the National Association of Trade Exchanges (NATE) to set guidelines for ethical business practices and facilitate the sharing of information among independent trade exchanges around the world. In 2004, he was honored by the East Bay Business Times 40 under 40 program as one of the top 40 most influential Bay Area business leaders under 40 years of age.

Haddawy is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a degree in Political Economy of Industrial Societies. He was also president of Sigma Pi fraternity and earned All-American boxing honors.
   
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