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With over 100 years of collective business experience, we are a team of brokers, consultants, appraisers, advisers and professionals in the Charlotte and Atlanta areas, qualified to bring a unique approach to handling the many needs of our business and property clients regardless of their size or concerns. We are The CBA Group and we stand ready to help you when it comes to selling or buying a business including many other ancillary services that may be needed in the transfer of a business.

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Our Team:

Picture Michael Norman

Michael is our Managing Director and he brings over fourteen years of business brokerage experience to the group and a combined 43 years of business experience. In addition to handling several multi-million dollar deals, his experience comes from owning several businesses himself and serving in an executive management capacity of several organizations. He is a Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser and a Senior Business Analyst with the Society of Business Analyst. Learn More about Michael Norman.

Picture Paul Fackler

Paul’s previous experience is in legal research consulting specializing in the small law firm market.  He also has several years of portfolio management experience doing data analysis and stock selection with healthcare and telecommunication corporations.  With his finance and entrepreneurship background, he is passionate about small businesses and committed to helping aspiring business owners or those ready to move on to the next venture.   Learn More about Paul Fackler.

Picture Steve Duke

Steve has a diverse background with over 30 years of leadership experience in nearly all aspects of business, from engineering, product and business development, program management to general management.  His experience spans Fortune 500 corporations as well as entrepreneurial endeavors, including small business ownership.  Although Steve’s time in the corporate world was successful and rewarding, his time as an entrepreneur was where he developed a keen sense for its challenges and opportunities. Steve has developed comprehensive strategic plans, negotiated alliances, helped businesses succeed and looks forward to helping our clients do the same.   Learn More about Steve Duke.

Picture William Frazier

William has twenty-five years of business development sales experience. He was previously a Senior Business Analyst and Founder of Wmjames & Associates, an agency providing business development consultancy services. As a proactive change agent and strong relationship manager, William has the innate ability to transform an organization's sales operation into a model for all to follow. Most importantly, he has created and delivered high-value and concise presentations, covering numerous platforms. Throughout his career, William has met or exceeded established sales goals by consistently executing sales strategies. Learn More about William Frazier.

Picture Patrick Welch

After graduating high school Patrick joined the United States Army and has helped to protect our nation in the Army Reserve as an Army Leadership Instructor. This experience has made him a true hardworking leader. After returning from his two tours in  Iraq, he developed a career in Real Estate, where he has spent the last 16 years helping families locate their perfect home.  After owning his own Real Estate firm for the last 10 years as the Broker in Charge he decided to join The CBA Group family. We believe this will be the perfect move for him because here at The CBA Group we feel strongly that he will be an asset helping entrepreneurs and business owners connect to develop their legacy Learn More about Patrick Welch.

Picture Lex Altman

Lex Altman, known as the total package, combines his MBA Analytics, Business Common Sense, 15 Years of Business Development Experience and strategic expertise to provide you with the representation you need to get the deal done.  He does this by bringing ADDED VALUE to every meeting; progressing the narrative, providing solutions, closing business. Having worked in 8 separate industries and possessing an extensive network to pull from, Lex is eager to learn about your business and treat it as his own.  Let's get to work!   Learn More about Lex Altman.

Picture Vanessa Keeler

Vanessa has worked for the Mississippi State Department of Commerce in its Office of Small Business Development.  She helped contractors and subcontractors prepare for government contracts. With the Home Lending Group mortgage company she served as Chief Compliance Officer working with HUD, FHA, VA and USDA matters.  She has also raised significant funding and conducted grant program implementation and evaluation through her work with the Memphis Leadership Foundation, the State of Mississippi, the YMCA, the Women’s Foundation of the Greater Memphis Area, and the Shelby County Head Start Program. Learn More about Vanessa Keeler.

Picture Joseph Yurkin

Joseph comes from a background of real estate and estate management. Prior to joining The CBA Group, Joseph served as a personal representative for an estate and managed a multi-million dollar real estate portfolio in South Carolina. A graduate of the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg, Joseph received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. He is a licensed real estate agent in the state of South Carolina.Joseph currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina. He enjoys exploring the great outdoors hiking, camping, and mountain biking.  Learn More about Joseph Yurkin.

Picture Michael Horwitz

Michael is a Business Broker and Manager of our Georgia Division. His years of experience run the gamut from senior management roles in Fortune 500 corporations to leadership positions with venture capital-backed high tech enterprises. Michael also brings small business knowledge through his seven years of owning an independent bicycle shop. Learn More about Michael Horwitz.

Picture Michael Pfeffer

Michael is a Certified Business Appraiser with over 30 years of Business Ownership and Management experience in retail, real estate, financial services, and accounting.  Michael earned his MBA in Finance at the University of Iowa. Michael has a wealth of knowledge in the Business Industry evidenced by his certifications as a Senior Business Analyst and a Board Certified Intermediary. In addition to these illustrious certifications Michael is also a Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser and a Certified Exit Planning Advisor. Pfeffer Business Services, LLC. Learn More about Michael Pfeffer.

Picture Chris Meade

Chris Meade is Kaplan University Bachelor of Science grad with over 16 years of experience in the BPO/Call Center Industry consisting of 7 years developing/training telemarketing Agents/teams internationationally. As result of previously owning a Contact Center and current other small business ventures he has developed and implemented innovative telemarketing strategies and ideas in an array of environments and business industries with successful results. He is a well rounded Marketing/Sales Professional and Entrepreneur who uses his versatile skills and abilities to ease the bridge of communication as well as facilitate the process of Business owners learning of viable options available. Chris's Core strengths: Bilingual English and Spanish natively), driven, energetic, resourceful, creative and determined. Learn More about Chris Meade.

Picture Drew Cavanaugh

Drew is our Chief Information Officer bringing over ten years of combined IT experience. He has worked with computer network infrastructures, hosted website environments, and customized software solutions. Drew is a webmaster, analyst and tech advisor for the company's team. He graduated high school summa cum laude in 2015 and is currently studying software development solutions at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Learn More about Drew Cavanaugh.

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