Mr. Barton has an extensive background in banking and real estate ranging from lending, acquisition, development, construction, marketing and management. He worked for Pioneer Bank (Washington Mutual) for 16 years as Executive Vice President in charge of single family, multi family and commercial loans.
When Savings & Loans gained the ability to form Service Corporations he was appointed Vice President of the Pioneer Service Corp. and was instrumental in acquiring real estate for large mixed use sub-division development and putting together an elite stable of contractors and developers.
At Queen City Saving (World Savings) he became CEO in charge of all aspects of lending and marketing operations. He was an innovator and early adaptor in packaging and marketing multi million dollar loan portfolios for sale to FNMA, FHLMC and private banks. He was sought out for his lending expertise in structuring complex financial projects; shopping centers, retirement complexes, mobile home parks, multi-family and condominiums.
Later, as an entrepreneur Mr. Barton was a principle partner in such successful commercial real estate development companies; CB Development, Inc., a developer of “Faraway” deluxe waterfront condominiums in Mukilteo, WA; Barton-Rock Co. a commercial land development, multifamily and commercial construction company; Yost-Barton partnership a 107 acre Community College acquisition and conversion to a industrial park.
As an experienced lending executive he led a group of community leaders to form Seattle based Lynwood Savings & Loan (World Bank) where he served as a Founding Director and Board member.
Later Mr. Barton pursued his avocation in television, film and entertainment forming Barton-Printz Productions, Ltd., producers of “Beyond The Line” a co-production television series with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) In Los Angeles he served as Vice President of IA Entertainment, a distributor of international film and television product. He next teamed up with Cinema West films as an Executive Producer for such films as “Island Prey” a suspense thriller for the Lifetime Channel and “The Letters” a feature film (Netflix) biopic motion picture based on the life story of Mother Teresa tracing her pathway toward Sainthood. In addition, he served as a technology executive for FlicJam an interactive digital technology company.