Taria Graves Buchanan, MBA

Financial Representative


As a financial representative, Taria Graves Buchanan brings to her clients a unique perspective and broad-based business insights.

From Wall Street to Main Street, Taria’s career spanned across brand marketing, mergers and acquisitions and investment banking. Although influential, her desire to make an impact on individuals, families, business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs of color, wasn’t met until she joined Northwestern Mutual – Chicago in 2017. 

In her words, she now works from a place of purpose. Using her strong strategic and analytical thinking skills, she is changing the financial trajectory for people of color. She is building a community of empowered clients, a tribe of sorts.


Brand Marketing

  • Managed well-known consumer brands such as Starburst, Skittles, Juicy Fruit and Ziploc.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Executed financial and strategic portfolio acquisitions and divestitures at Capital One.

Investment Banking

  • Executed mergers, acquisitions, divestiture and capital raises with industrial companies within the auto and steel industries at Citigroup.


The University of Chicago – Booth School of Business
MBA focused on marketing, strategy, and entrepreneurship – Cum Laude

University of Notre Dame
BBA in Finance - Summa Cum Laude

Speaking Engagements

University of Chicago African American MBA Conference
Creating Wealth in the Community – panelist/moderator
April 2018

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)
Planning and Wealth Creation - panelist
April 2018

Taria welcomes inquires for speaking engagements.  Please contact Taria at taria.buchanan@nm.com

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