Senior Vice President
Anita Knotts is the Senior Vice President for Calamos Wealth Management overseeing the Midwest sales region, Marketing, Wealth Planning and Operations divisions. Along with the President she is responsible for developing and executing on the growth strategy for the firm. She brings more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry to her role, having joined the firm in 2002.
In 2019 she was recognized by Investment News as a “See It, Be It Role Model” for diversity and inclusion as part of their annual Diversity & Inclusions Awards program. Her recognition was well-deserved, as her passion to educate, encourage and empower women to take a larger role in their financial lives drove the launch of the successful Women & Wealth initiative at Calamos Wealth Management. Her goal is to recruit and promote more women in the financial industry and promote the growth of female investors. Within the broader Calamos enterprise, Anita formed the Women’s Initiative Network (WIN); a forum for women associates to regularly meet and openly discuss topics pertaining to professional development and personal work/life balance. She is a frequent contributor and presenter on the topics of women and wealth and leads the Chicago Western Suburbs Chapter of Ellevate, a global professional women’s network with a mission to close the gender-based achievement gap in business by providing women with a community to learn from and lean on.
Anita received her B.S. in Economics from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. with a Distinction in Finance from DePaul University. She also holds Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses. Anita is a Board Member of Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce for Women in Business and sits on the Advisory Board for North Central College’s School of Business and Entrepreneurship.