Anita Knotts

Senior Vice President

Anita Knotts is the Senior Vice President for Calamos Wealth Management overseeing the Midwest sales region as well as the Marketing, Wealth Planning and Operations units for the division. In addition, she works with the President of Wealth Management on the overall hiring and growth strategy for the department. Leveraging more than 25 years in the financial services industry she brings a holistic, relationship-focused approach to leadership while embracing diversity, encouraging collaboration and mentorship. She joined Calamos in 2002.

As a Senior Wealth Advisor Anita concentrates on delivering personalized investment strategies to clients that fund their future and guide them through life’s financial complexities. Anita has navigated her professional career by forming deep relationships rooted in trust, confidence and honesty.

Her passion to educate, encourage and empower women to take a larger role in their financial lives drove the launch of the “Women & Wealth” initiative. Through the initiative her goal is to recruit and promote more women in the financial industry and promote the growth of female investors. Within Calamos she organized 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.  

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 lives with her husband, Jon, and two children in Naperville, Illinois. When she is not at Calamos, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.