Robert F. Behan leads Global Distribution, which includes the firm’s Intermediary, Institutional, International, and Strategic Partner channels. His duties include distribution, market analysis, and product optimization, selection and placement. A member of the executive management team, he is responsible for distribution execution and strategic growth initiatives, as well as the firm’s overall global distribution strategy and execution. Bob serves as Vice President to the Calamos Investment Trust.
He joined the firm in 2007 and has 30 years of industry experience. He has extensive industry experience in several senior positions including Vice President – Head of Sales for Citizens Advisers, Vice President – Head of Institutional Northeast Distribution for Strong Capital Management, and Vice President–Large Market Institutional for CIGNA Retirement and Investment Services.
At each of his prior firms, Bob attained #1 producer status, and at age 29 was the youngest person to join CIGNA’s prestigious “Gold Circle.” Bob is frequently sought out for his insights on trends in the financial services industry. He has recently been quoted in Ignites, Fund Action, MFWire, and Pensions & Investments. He received a B.A. in Economics from Syracuse University and is also a CFA charterholder.