CEO and Founder
Matt understands the need for sound financial advice, and it’s the quality of advice that truly sets this firm apart. Buchanan Wealth Management was built on the foundation of integrity and the strength of relationship. It strives to serve and advise its clients in a manner that is truly objective. Matt has been a financial advisor with LPL Financial since 2003. He serves as the company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer of Buchanan Wealth Management, and specializes in wealth management and insurance planning.
Through his hard work and diligence, Matt has been recognized on several occasions by LPL Financial for his outstanding client service. Matt is endorsed by the personal money management expert and New York Times best-selling author, Dave Ramsey. He has also been named by Northern Virginia Magazine as one the area’s “Top Financial Professionals” in 2015 – an award earned solely by nominations from other financial experts. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant and a Certified Fund Specialist (CFS®) and has his Series 7, Series 31, Series 66 (through LPL Financial) and insurance licenses.
Matt was raised in Northern Virginia, and currently resides in Reston. He played college baseball in Mississippi for four years before returning to the area. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Belhaven University, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2001.
Matt and Anna have been married since 2008. Together they have a son, Judah and daughter, Harper, and are expecting another daughter in November. Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, golfing, reading, riding his motorcycle and watching baseball games.
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Client Relations Coordinator
Abi McGowan joined the Buchanan Wealth Management team in 2015 as Client Relations Coordinator. She has a professional background in finance and accounting, and interned with Matt while in graduate school in 2009. Abi brings industry knowledge to the team, and ultimately has a heart for people. In her role at BWM, she desires to serve clients well and provide them with an excellent overall experience.
Abi was raised on the north shore of Boston, and moved to Northern Virginia in 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Gordon College, and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Massachusetts Amherst. Before joining BWM, she was a Senior Finance Manager at a wholesale gift company, and mostly recently spent four months in West Africa as a bookkeeper and pre-school French teacher.
Abi and her husband, Dave, were married in 2015, and currently reside in Reston. Together they attend Capital Life Church where she sings on the worship team and is involved in various ministries. Abi enjoys spending time with her family, running, traveling, and touring the local restaurant scene.
719 Pine Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Office: 703.956.2633 Fax: 703.956.2634