Meet Our Team

Cantrell-Griffin Business Brokers was founded in 1983 to help business owners find personal independence and financial freedom.   Our retired founder Bob Cantrell built a team that has since completed over $2 billion of business transactions which is unsurpassed in Northwest Arkansas.   Our team’s business analytical and transaction expertise have helped hundreds of clients gain financial independence.  We are here to help successful business owners with their exit planning and next generation owners find the right opportunity.  


Stewart Nance: Experienced entrepreneur, expertise in commercial lending, land and commercial real estate. Masters in Finance & Marketing from Tulane University. Stewart has valued, financed and bought numerous companies personally and for public companies. He has more than 30 years of land and commercial real estate experience.


Barry Graves: Business Consultant and Commercial Real Estate Broker. Barry has successfully owned and managed companies for 20+ years and has brokered over $1 billion in Northwest Arkansas business and real estate deals.  

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Eric Harris: Eric is a Northwest Arkansas Native and University of Arkansas alumni with a degree in Accounting.  He is an experienced CPA, corporate CFO and Arkansas Legislator.  Eric has owned several successful businesses and is a licensed Real Estate Broker.  He is versed in the purchase and sale of small businesses and understands that each transaction is unique and extremely personal in nature.


Melissa Jackson: Administrative Assistant. Melissa has a PhD and MS from the University of Arkansas in Health Science and has a BS from John Brown University. She has management experience in the healthcare sector as well as in the university setting.