Melissa Ahern, CIMA®, vice president and senior investment consultant, Calamos Investments, has more than 25 years of marketing and distribution experience. Ms. Ahern is responsible for building and enhancing valued client relationships, and for distributing the company’s vast array of risk-managed investment solutions including mutual funds (both open and closed end), separately managed accounts, and offshore strategies. She specializes in helping advisors analyze the best ways to reduce risk within their asset allocations by utilizing Calamos' expertise in convertible, growth, and alternative solutions. She shares best practices with financial advisors, investment committees and institutional consultants in the three major distribution channels - wire houses, independent, and RIA. She earned a B.A. in international studies, Dominican University of California.