Roopa oversees the firm’s brand marketing and leads key enterprise-wide initiatives. She rejoined Ariel in 2022 from Kinzie Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, where she served as Director of Investor Relations and Operations. Prior to Kinzie, Roopa spent over two decades at Ariel in a variety of leadership roles across institutional marketing and client service.
Outside of Ariel, Roopa is an advisory board member of the Gene Siskel Film Center and sits on the Fashion Council of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Additionally, she serves on the board of Strides for Peace, an anti-gun violence organization in Chicago. Roopa graduated with a BA in French and psychology from Lake Forest College.