August 5, 2020         
Statement on Donation of over 60,000 N95 Masks to Community Centers Providing Health and Mental Health Services to Underserved H   •   GOJO is Supporting K-12 Schools with PURELL® Products, Education, and Training   •   AARP Survey: 83% of Global Executives Agree Multigenerational Workforce is Key to Growth and Success   •   The Royal Canadian Mint Recognizes the 150th Anniversary of the Northwest Territories in its Newest Suite of Collector Coins   •   Capri Holdings Limited Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results   •   Senior Care Authority Franchisee Earns Rockstar Recognition From Franchise Business Review   •   Bayer and Direct Relief Team Up to Help Remove Barriers So More Women Can Gain Access to Contraceptives   •   Leading Senior Groups Announce Opposition to Proposition 21   •   Kane Brown and The Crown Royal Purple Bag Project Team Up with Veterans to Release "Homesick (Veterans Version)" and Give Back t   •   INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY: DKT International Highlights Teens and Youth Ambassadors Educating Peers About Sex and Family Planning   •   Children's puppet act wins Zigazoo "media star competition"   •   Launch Sequence Initiated: Pikmin 3 Deluxe Lands on Nintendo Switch on Oct. 30   •   Consumers Are More Likely to Post Online Reviews for Larger Ticket Home Improvement Items, J.D. Power Finds   •   The Committee of 100 Donates 850,000 N95 Masks to Communities in Need   •   Publix Recalls Red Onions Due to Possible Salmonella Risk   •   Welltower Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results   •   Tired of Meal Replacement Shakes That Taste Like Flavored Dirt, First-Time Entrepreneurs Launch Soul ShāXe in the Midst of   •   Women’s Public Leadership Network Awards Half-Million Dollars to Break Barriers for Female Candidates   •   Preliminary Injunction Hearing Scheduled Concerning Religious And Private School Classroom Shutdown   •   e.l.f. Beauty and Alicia Keys Announce the Creation of A Lifestyle Beauty Brand
Bookmark and Share

Aarti Kotak Named Chief Strategy and Operations Advisor at PEAK6

Aarti Kotak Named Chief Strategy and Operations Advisor at PEAK6

Ms. Kotak, a Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Neighborhood Economic Development in Chicago Mayor's Office, Will Work Closely With Senior Leadership, Focusing Efforts on Driving Effective Business and Workplace Improvements

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PEAK6, an investing and technology company, announced today that Aarti Kotak has been named Chief Strategy and Operations Advisor. Ms. Kotak will provide strategic and operational leadership to PEAK6 with an emphasis on supporting the firm's core business units and driving effective change in the workplace.

Ms. Kotak is an attorney with nearly 20 years of experience in economic development, public policy and public-private finance. Most recently, she served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Neighborhood Economic Development in the Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. In this role, she led the mayor's neighborhood efforts, with a focus on the city's neighborhoods most in need.

"PEAK6 is committed to solving today's biggest problems through investment and forward-thinking technology and strategies," said Judi Hart, Chief Operating Officer, PEAK6. "Aarti's deep background in working on hard problems and focusing on real, measurable action will enable us to optimize our approach to transformation across industries and building the world as it ought to be."

In her new position, Ms. Kotak will report to Ms. Hart and drive alignment with the executive leadership team to achieve key goals, while facilitating project delivery and measuring business impact. During her time in the Chicago mayor's office, she demonstrated expertise in strategizing and implementing policies and projects, helping to lead the City's Amazon bid team. She also created the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund and served as its founding director, distributing $50 million in new resources, predominantly to entrepreneurs of color in neighborhoods in need. She also led numerous efforts from idea to execution, including the Whole Foods store in Englewood and the Method factory in Pullman.

Previously, she led the Economic Development Bureau in the City's planning department. Prior to that, she served as general counsel for the NATO Summit Host Committee, and as an attorney in the Real Estate practice at DLA Piper LLP.

"I am energized by the culture at PEAK6, a company based on the concept of creating, spreading and embracing needed change," said Ms. Kotak. "I look forward to being a part of our business units' growth and using my background in getting things done to create real change."

Ms. Kotak earned her bachelor's degree in Political Science with a minor in Spanish and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her J.D. with distinction from Stanford University School of Law.


PEAK6 uses technology to find a better way of doing things. The company's first tech-based solution was developed in 1997 to optimize options trading and, over the past two decades, the same formula has been used across a range of industries, asset classes and business stages to consistently deliver superior results. Today, PEAK6 seeks transformational opportunities to provide capital and strategic support to entrepreneurs and forward-thinking businesses, helping to unlock potential and activate what is into what ought to be. 

PEAK6's core brands include: PEAK6 Capital Management, Apex Clearing, National Flood Services and Evil Geniuses. Learn more at or follow us on LinkedIn.  

Media Inquiries:

JConnelly for PEAK6

Kyle Kappmeier

(973) 850-7366    

Cision View original content to download multimedia:


Back to top
| Back to home page

White House Live Stream
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Sounds Make the News ®
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News