Anthony J. Citrolo, is a CPA and the managing partner and founder of Strategic Merger & Acquisition Advisors, New York Business Brokerage 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 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 Managing Partner and Principal of New York Business Brokerage and NYBB Commercial Real Estate, Inc. He represents business owners seeking an intermediary to confidentially and professionally represent them in either the purchase or sale of a business including real estate. Kyle works directly with his clients assisting them throughout the business transition process from conception to close, navigating any issues that may arise. He has experience representing buyers and sellers of small to mid-sized companies across a broad range of industries and specializes in the Moving, Trucking, Delivery and HVAC sectors.
He is an enthusiastic, caring and driven business professional with over 15 years of diverse experience in various business operations. Throughout his career, he has owned and operated several businesses, including a family owned printing and shipping company, various online retail and serviced based businesses, a package forwarding company and a consulting firm.
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 takes pride in consulting with small business owners and finds fulfillment in being of service and doing so in a confidential manner with integrity and professionalism.
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. As a CBI, Kyle is well equipped to handle the complexities of acquiring and selling privately held companies.
Kyle is Chairman of the New York Metropolitan Chapter of the New York Association of Business Brokers (NYABB). Kyle serves on the marketing and communications committee for the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). He also serves on the Business Resource Committee for the Melville Chamber of Commerce and is an active member of the Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Long Island Import Export Association. Kyle is also an advisory board member of the Caribbean Business Connections(CBC). He also holds a New York State Real Estate license and Notary Public license.
Luis de la Prida is a Managing Partner and Principal of New York Business Brokerage and NYBB Commercial Real Estate, Inc. He works closely with clients looking for an intermediary to represent them in the purchase or sale of a business or real estate. Luis’ clients include entrepreneurs, private equity groups and other financial sponsors, and lower middle-market companies with annual revenues of $5 million to $50 million. Luis represents clients across all industries, with specialties in healthcare and business services.
Luis is a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CMAA) with over 25 years of successful experience advising middle market businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Luis previously founded successful management consulting and financial advisory and insurance businesses. He also spent nearly a decade on Wall Street, where he gained valuable international experience in various financial roles at J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse First Boston.
As a former Chief Operating Officer of a medical practice, Luis also presided over a multi-million-dollar operating budget and helped acquire seven medical practices. He launched several organic initiatives that transformed the practice into a large multi-specialty medical group focused on primary care, urgent care, cardiology, neurology, and home care. Throughout his career, Luis has worked on M&A transactions of ambulatory (medical, dental, physical therapy) services, behavioral health, emergency medicine, home health, and durable medical equipment.
Luis is a national presenter and author on matters of mergers and acquisitions. His presentations and articles have been featured in Becker’s Hospital Review, Irving Levin Associates (healthcaremanda.com), Fierce Healthcare, and Rehab Management Magazine, among others.
Luis founded the Long Island Chapter of the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors and serves as its co-chairman. He is also a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and serves on the Education Committee of the Urgent Care Association of America. He earned his MBA from New York University, where he majored in Finance and Accounting. He has an undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science from Fordham University.
Being the son of an immigrant Jay Batts has had a long relationship with small business owners. Jay’s father raised 4 kids by owning a number of businesses. His uncles and brother have had the entrepreneurial spirit as well. A NAPA auto parts to a plumbing business these guys all preferred to work for themselves. At 18 Jay ran his first business a news stand on the corner of 23rd and park ave south. He Started a tee shirt silk screening business, partnered in a bar and ran florist. Jay knows first hand of the hardship and joy of owning one’s own business. Placing your family’s future in the palm of your own hands takes a special person. Jay holds a NY real estate license.