Michael A. Graves

Michael A. Graves

Founder, Graves Advisory Group


Michael A. Graves, has more than 25 years of experience in consumer goods, multi-media, and fundraising (both private equity and philanthropy), and is the Founding Member and Managing Partner of the Graves Advisory Group, LLC (Graves Advisory). Graves Advisory is a diverse marketing firm based in New York that focuses on business development and analytical growth strategies, branding, image consulting, and one-on-one coaching. (The Firm has an additional presence in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Houston.)


Prior to forming Graves Advisory, Mr. Graves was the Executive Vice President of Sales and Chief Marketing Officer at Black Enterprise Magazine (BE). He led the company’s historic growth from a single title publication to a multi-media platform that launched three nationally syndicated shows; two television, one radio, and a National Women’s Conference, while spearheading content, sales, and marketing integration across all properties, and the global redesign of their .Com brand.

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