Barry Krauss, President
Barry is a Commercial Real Estate and Business Broker focusing on retail businesses and commercial real estate. With over three decades of hands-on experience, including business ownership, retail management and commercial real estate sales, Barry knows and understands the needs, challenges and concerns of business ownership from the inside out. For over twenty years he owned, managed and operated Shevel’s Men’s Wear in Chesterfield Towne Center, dealing with all facets and challenges of retail business ownership. Barry’s knowledge of commercial real estate and leasing transactions, coupled with his retail expertise gives him a unique advantage in understanding today’s business environment.
Barry is a member of Richmond Association of Realtors®, Virginia Association of Realtors®, and National Association of Realtors®, and a member of CCIM, the premier networking, education, and technology resource in the commercial real estate market. Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Barry serves as the principal real estate broker for the firm.
A proud Rotarian and past President of the Rotary Club of South Richmond, Barry takes community service seriously. He proudly served as a Board member of the International Hospital for Children, as well as helped to spearhead the renovation of the 8th Floor of the Hospital Hospitality House dedicated strictly for children needing a place to recover from critical surgeries and Bone Marrow transplants.
With over 30 years of raising a family in Richmond, combined with his extensive community involvement and prominent retail presence, Barry is well connected and positioned to serve your needs in exiting your business and completing a successful sale closing.
Barry attended Montgomery College in Maryland and served in the Army Reserve for 6 years.
P: (804) 908-4708
Steven Moore, Vice President
Steve is a senior-level sales and marketing professional with over 35 years of successfully bringing buyers and sellers together. A life-long resident of Richmond, Virginia, Steve has amassed a broad and dynamic network of relationships with specialties in construction, publishing, advertising and healthcare.
Steve acquired the foundation of his business expertise while building a statewide publishing business as Founder and CEO of Target Communications, Inc. Over a 15-year period he published city magazines in Richmond and Hampton Roads. His publications earned numerous awards for journalism and creative excellence and provided the springboard for his entrepreneurial successes. He acquired keen insights into the challenges of running and selling a business.
Over the past decade, Steve served as Employee-Owner of The Blue Book Building & Construction Network, a $90 million national on-line publishing company. In the role of Area General Manager, Steve honed his sales, marketing, and business management skills. He currently serves as a Business First ambassador to the Henrico County Economic Development Authority.
Licensed to sell real estate, Steve is qualified to consult and sell businesses where real property is part of the transaction. Steve has earned multiple national sales awards. He has served our country in the US Army as a Staff Sergeant in the 80th Division Training. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University and remains a member of VCU’s Rams Club where he passionately cheers on the “havoc” defense of his beloved Rams.
George Sydnor, Senior Vice President
George Sydnor is a Senior Vice President and operates the the Roanoke Office. George brings over 15 years of Mergers & Acquisitions advisory experience and over 35 closed transactions to Transact. In addition to his advisory work, George has served as CEO of The McGraw Group, a regional industrial distribution company that he managed and grew over a 20 year period until its sale in 1998. George has an extensive knowledge of the manufacturing, mining and distribution industries, which is best represented by his role as Chairman of the Board for both the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors and the Industrial Distribution Association. He has also served on various Boards of distribution companies in the industrial and electrical fields.
Mr. Sydnor earned a Civil Engineering Degree from the Virginia Military Institute and received an MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. He also served in the Airborne Artillery FA and SAM units in the Army and National Guard for six years attaining the rank of Captain.
Mike is Vice President and head of the Tidewater office of Capital Business Brokers. His background includes experience in business/real estate brokerage, valuations, and small business lending. As a SBA loan underwriter and originator, he has experience working with a wide range of industries, including wholesale distribution, manufacturing, contracting, retail, restaurants, marinas, veterinary clinics, gas stations, golf courses, hotels, among others.
Mike’s experience also includes working as a financial analyst for a privately funded, business roll up, consisting of approximately 70 manufacturing, distribution, and contracting companies with $750 million in revenue. He was actively involved in the acquisition process, including valuation, due diligence, and integration.
Prior to joining Capital Business Brokers, Mike worked as a Purchasing Manager for a subsidiary of an $8 billion, multinational conglomerate where, as part of the Global Supply Chain team, he managed the implementation of several company-wide working capital improvement initiatives, which resulted in significant cost reductions and increases in working capital.
Mike earned a BA in Political Science from Hampden-Sydney College and an MBA from the Mason School of Business at The College of William and Mary. He is also a licensed real estate broker in Virginia.