John P. Calamos Sr.
Chairman, Founder, and Global Chief Investment Officer
During a distinguished investment career spanning more than 40 years, that includes the founding of Calamos Investments in 1977, John P. Calamos, Sr. has provided investors with innovative strategies for building and protecting wealth.
John received his undergraduate degree in Economics and M.B.A. in Finance from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® award in 2006.
A well recognized pioneer at risk-management strategies, he is the author of two books, along with numerous articles in various financial journals. He is often quoted in the press, including The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Barron’s, Investment Week and Citywire. He has also appeared on CNBC,Bloomberg and Fox Business.
John is deeply committed to promoting education. He is a Trustee of Illinois Institute of Technology.
He is an active philanthropist and is proud to lend his support to a number of Hellenic organizations. John is Chairman of the Board of the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago.