Jim Baka, AIF®


Jim Baka is the President of Calamos Wealth Management and a member of the Investment Committee. Under his leadership, and more than 30 years of industry experience, he has overseen the growth of Calamos Wealth Management from its establishment  into a comprehensive wealth management firm and multi-family office today serving clients and addressing their most complex issues.

Jim also directly manages relationships with family office and institutional clients, including foundations, endowments, nonprofits and retirement plans. He joined Calamos in 2003 and has served in various leadership roles across the organization, including the head of institutional services.

Jim earned his B.S. in Finance and Management from Arizona State University and holds an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation, as well as Series 7, 8, 24, 63 and 65 licenses. He is a member of the Wealth Management Advisory Board for DePaul University, the Board of Directors at the Rush-Copley Hospital, the Board of Trustees for All Saints Catholic Academy, and member of Vistage International and the Executive Club of Chicago. Jim lives with his wife and three children in the western suburbs of Chicago and enjoys travel and golf.