Anthony J. Citrolo, is a CPA and the managing partner and founder of Strategic Merger & Acquisition Advisors, The NYBB Group 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).