Executive Management

Jim Baka, AIF®.


Jim Baka is the President of Calamos Wealth Management and a member of the Investment Committee. With more than 25 years of industry experience, he leads the team in providing solutions for clients’ current needs and helping them preserve and grow their wealth for the future. He joined the firm in 2003 and is a member of the Investment Committee.

Jim oversees Calamos Wealth Management’s strategic direction and manages key business initiatives which guide growth and on-going success in providing the personalized attention of a boutique wealth management office while utilizing the resources of our global investment firm.

During his time with Calamos, Jim has served in various leadership roles including the management 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 on the Board of Directors at the Rush-Copley Hospital and is a 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, tennis and community service.