Anthony J. Citrolo, CPA, CEPA, CM&AA
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Anthony J. Citrolo is a Managing Partner and Founder of The NYBB Group, LLC. and NYBB Commercial Real Estate. His original company New York Business Brokerage was founded in 2003 and is the legacy company which was the basis for today’s successful organization. Anthony represents privately held companies seeking professional representation from an intermediary as they look to sell what is typically their largest asset, their family-owned business and often the associated real estate. Anthony’s clients include private equity groups, individual entrepreneurs, independent financial sponsors and companies with annual revenues of $5 million to $50 million. These are typically companies with adjusted EBITDA of $500K to $5 million. Anthony represents clients in all industries, with specialties in business services, HVAC including contractors across the entire spectrum and construction.
Anthony is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) for over 40 years, a CEPA (Certified Exit Planning Advisor) and a CM&AA (Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor) having founded NYBB over 18 years ago. He has been advising middle market and privately held companies as well as family-owned businesses in search of either a successful exit or targeted acquisition. Anthony began his career with Deloitte and has been entrepreneurial having owned and operated several successful businesses in addition to his own tax practice. In addition, Anthony is a New York State Real Estate Broker as well as holding the designations in the past of Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and Certified Business Intermediary (CBI). Anthony is a certified member of The John Maxwell team coaching individuals and teams on Leadership. He is also a JMT certified speaker.
Throughout his career, Anthony has worked on M&A engagements in many markets, including manufacturing, distribution, technology, business services, professional practices, health care, franchising and retail. He has also created a Growth through Acquisition program for middle market and larger companies who seek the advantages derived by combining targeted acquisitions as part of their strategy for expansion. This has provided accredited value and has been adopted as a creative exit strategy.
Anthony is a presenter on both Mergers and Acquisitions as well as Exit Strategies. Groups have included the New York Society of CPAs, the National Conference of CPAs, the Nassau Bar Association, among others. He has been recognized as an industry expert by Business Brokerage Press that publishes the Business Reference Guide, recognized as a primary source of data for professional valuation. He is regularly quoted on issues concerning the marketplace for privately held companies and family-owned businesses.
Anthony is the president of NYABB (New York Association of Business Brokers), a past board member of the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors and co-founded the Long Island Chapter and a member of the first board of the New York chapter. He is a co-founding member of the Business Exit and Succession Planning Committee for the New York State Society of CPAs, having chaired that committee for the NYSSCPA for 2 years. Anthony is a past chair for Easter Seals Long Island and is a past president of the Accountant Attorney Networking Group (AANG)). Other professional memberships include The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP) and the New York Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA). Anthony is a Baruch College (City University of New York) graduate.