With over 100 years of collective business experience, we are a team of brokers, consultants, appraisers, advisers and professionals in the Charlotte area, 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.

Our Team:

Michael Norman

Michael is our Managing Director and he brings over nineteen years of business brokerage experience to the group and a combined 50+ 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, including two publicly traded Companies. He is a Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser and a Senior Business Analyst with the Society of Business Analyst.

Contact Info:
Email: mnorman@thecbagroup.com
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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.

Contact Info:
Email: sduke@thecbagroup.com
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Emily Wilson

A dedicated and profit-producing transaction catalyst and real estate specialist offering a breadth of more than twenty years of outgoing professional experience. Highly effective coaching and mentorship capabilities, as well as extensive business development, real estate, networking, marketing, new home sales and recruiting expertise.  Initiator and coordinator of team efforts for optimum efficiency in a number of management functions.  Developer and implementer of creative market strategies and highly effective advertising campaigns creating memorable community and product advantages.  Facilitator of numerous networking avenues to create opportunity in a growing number of markets worldwide.  An exceptional communicator who utilizes intuitive talents to identify customer and client needs and or solutions.

Contact Info:
Email: ewilson@thecbagroup.com
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Howard Kaplan

Before joining the CBA Group, Howard spent 15 years in strategic development and roll out plans for several franchise brands. His core experience has been in the planning, identifying, and opening of new locations as well as driving operational excellence at the single unit level. He has had extensive experience with membership based and recurring customer business models and has a keen focus for driving repeat business and increasing positive customer interactions. In addition to his management career, Howard has been an active real estate broker, developer, and investor with Charlotte Investment Homes focused on residential and commercial real estate property in the Charlotte, NC metro area. Howard earned an undergraduate degree in International Relations from Tufts University, and an MBA in Finance and Organizational Strategy from the University of Rochester

Contact Info:
Email: hkaplan@thecbagroup.com
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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.

Contact Info:
Email: mikepfef55@gmail.com
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Jack Faullin

Jack joins our team from Appalachian State University where he received his bachelor's degree.  He has over 5 years of experience in the customer service industry which has shown him how to tackle difficult tasks in the area of Administration. With his positive attitude, relentless attention to detail, and sharp critical thinking skills he has proved himself very capable of helping us develop plans, as well as the ability to take on any problem that comes his way.

Contact Info:
Email: jfaullin@thecbagroup.com
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