Anthony J. Citrolo, is a CPA and the managing partner and founder of Strategic Merger & Acquisition Advisors, New York Business Brokerage, Inc. and NYBB Commercial Real Estate, Inc. He is also a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor, Certified Business Intermediary and Licensed New York Real Estate Broker. In his role as managing partner, he works directly with business owners, guiding them through every aspect of the selling or acquisition process, and also works closely with M&A Advisors and staff on the financial and operational analysis of each case to ensure that there is a maximum benefit and value in each transaction. Anthony is a CPA with more than 35 years of experience in business management, tax, operations and finance. He is a recognized leader in providing exit and succession planning guidance. He has been named an industry expert by Business Brokerage Press, Inc., a national publisher of educational content for intermediaries and business brokers. Anthony is a sought-after speaker and is quoted regularly on valuation and mergers and acquisition issues in many respected publications including The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Long Island Business News and The Journal of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners. Anthony is a board member and officer of the Alliance of M&A Advisors (The Alliance), Chairman of the committee for Exit and Succession Planning for the New York State Society of CPAs and the chairman of the Long Island Board of Easter Seals NY. He is the immediate past president of AANG (Accountant/Attorney Networking Group) in New York. Other professional affiliations include the AICPA (American Institute of CPA’s), the Mergers and Acquisitions Source (M&A Source), and the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA).
Tony Calvacca is a managing partner of New York Business Brokerage, Inc. with more than 25 years experience in sales, marketing and management. He works directly with clients to create and implement customized marketing programs that provide maximum media exposure and a top selling price.
As a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI)—one of only 10 in New York state—Tony is able to provide his staff with superior training and support, which ensures that all NYBB clients receive a consistently high level of representation.
Tony is a recognized expert on mergers and acquisition and business sales issues. He is frequently quoted in business publications and media such as D&B Small Business, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal’s Smart Money, Long Island Business News, Business Brokerage Press, and Businessesforsale.com. He often lectures on transaction topics at local Chambers of Commerce and trade associations.
He currently serves as president of the New York Association of Business Brokers (NYABB) conducting its annual conference and keeping its statewide membership informed about emerging trends in business brokerage and mergers and acquisitions. Tony also holds a New York State real estate license.
Tony is an active member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) where he mentors new brokers and acts as an exam proctor at IBBA national conferences.
Prior to entering the business brokerage profession he served as an assistant vice president of Bank of America Corporate Insurance Agency, LLC, a subsidiary of Bank of America.
Kyle Griffith is a Certified Business Intermediary with Strategic Merger and Acquisition Advisors, New York Business Brokerage, Inc. & NYBB Commercial Real Estate. Together with his team of merger and acquisition specialists he assists his clients with buying, selling & valuations of small to medium sized companies including franchises.
He is an enthusiastic, caring and driven business professional with over 10 years of diverse experience in various business operations. His background includes providing educational & training programs to entrepreneurs and small businesses, operation of several small businesses both on and offline, as well as managing operations for a family owned printing and shipping company.
Kyle has a solid background in sales and marketing. He is also highly skilled at implementing successful marketing strategies for business owners seeking to effectively buy or sell a business in today’s market. Kyle provides top class negotiation and representation for his clients and executes proven techniques to maximize a company’s selling price and facilitate a faster sale. He finds fulfillment in being of service and doing so in manner of integrity, trust and confidence.
Kyle has been awarded the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). This designation is held by fewer than 500 individuals worldwide and less than 10 in New York. The CBI designation is granted to IBBA members who have met rigorous requirements in education, industry knowledge and experience, ethical standards and continuing education.
He is an active member of the New York Association of Business Brokers, International Business Brokers Association, Melville Chamber of Commerce and Queens Chamber of Commerce. He also holds a New York State Real Estate license and Notary Public license.
Raul Rodriguez, MBA
Senior Business Intermediary
Mr. Rodriguez began his career in 1985 at Long Island Lighting Company where he held various management positions. His responsibilities encompassed operations, maintenance, reliability and efficiency of the Long Island Lighting Company generation fleet.
Additionally Mr. Rodriguez was a member of the Corporate Culture Committee, which spearheaded the merger of the cultures at Long Island lighting Company and Brooklyn Union Gas Company to facilitate the successful merger of these two companies to form KeySpan Energy.
From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Rodriguez worked for General Electric where he served as a Senior Manager. While at General Electric, Mr. Rodriguez was involved in the $12.1 million acquisition of the Parlin Energy Center in Sayerville, New Jersey, by GE Energy Financial Services.
Subsequent to his employment at GE, Mr. Rodriguez held the position of Director of Operations and Maintenance for Essential Power. This responsibility included ensuring proper planning, budgeting and execution of major maintenance and capital programs.
He also served as Director of Business Process Optimization and CIO, with the responsibility for the strategic planning and delivery of information technology capability and services at North American Energy Alliance.
As a seasoned negotiator and consummate goal achiever Mr Rodriguez works hard to achieve the best results possible for companies seeking an exit strategy, merger or acquisition. Mr. Rodriguez holds a BA Summa Cum Laude and an MBA in Business Management from American Intercontinental University as well as a Commercial Investment Real Estate Certification.
He is also a member in good standing with the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and the New York Association of Business Brokers (NYABB) and is currently working towards completing his Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation.
David Vasilijevic possesses a wealth of skills and knowledge, and as a seasoned entrepreneur with almost 2 decades of business and marketing experience is very well qualified to assist you in the sale or acquisition of a business.
During his 12 years as a business owner David successfully built 2 companies, effectively orchestrating business launch and expansion, staff recruitment and the development and execution of professional marketing strategies.
David’s ability to prioritize business strategies and initiatives have earned him a reputation as a creative problem solver willing to take the time and effort required to help business owners achieve success in the business for sale process.
His negotiation skills are well honed and highly focused, and permit him to strongly advocate on behalf of his clients to help them attain their goals while also being mindful that all transactions must be win-win propositions to ensure a mutually beneficial result.
David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Direct Marketing from I.F.O.C.O.P., Paris, and a New York State Real-Estate Salespersons’ License.