From Our CEO
“Our people are our most important asset and a key to our success. We remain committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace in which all employees contribute their unique talents and skills. This allows us to provide best-in-class ideas and creative solutions to our clients.”
- Ken Kencel, President & CEO, Churchill
Churchill’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council
We established our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion council to promote action, embrace diverse perspectives, and ultimately help drive better, more innovative decision making in these areas:
- Intensifying efforts to widen our talent pool
- Incorporating DE&I in performance goals and expectations
- Maintaining ongoing training on inclusive leadership and unconscious biases
- Reinforcing inclusive and diverse practices to develop our talent
- Leveraging our leadership team’s dedication to building and sustaining inclusive and diverse teams
Scholarships & Fellowships
We are opening more doors for diverse candidates to pursue careers in finance and investment management, including launching Churchill's first scholarship program: The Gryphon Scholarship and joining the Roger W. Ferguson (RWF) fellowship program through Nuveen.
The Gryphon Scholarship program helps Title 1 high school students located in the New York, Chicago, and Charlotte metro areas who are planning to pursue full-time undergraduate study. The program is 100% funded by Churchill employees and matched by our parent company, TIAA.
Partnering in the Community
We are identifying partner organizations and programs focused on raising awareness of societal needs that represent opportunities for Churchill employees to get involved, give back, and create stronger and genuine connections with each other and within their communities.
Mentorship & Sponsorship
We are enhancing awareness of and engagement with DE&I initiatives at Churchill as well as at Nuveen and TIAA, including creating a formal mentorship and sponsorship program within Churchill to ensure career development milestones are clear, fair and fulfilling.
Insights & Stories
Insights and advice from female leaders in private capital
As Women History Month draws to a close, we want to highlight three remarkable female leaders at Churchill: Alona Gornick, Jill White, and Courtney DeBolt.…
Churchill’s Anne Philpott Named One of the Most Influential Women in Mid- Market M&A by Mergers & Acquisitions
Churchill Asset Management LLC, an investment-specialist affiliate of Nuveen, today announced that Anne Philpott, Managing Director, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions (PEJC), was named to Mergers & Acquisitions’ 8th Annual Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A list…
Churchill Asset Management Becomes a Signatory to ILPA’s Diversity in Action Initiative
Churchill Asset Management, an investment-specialist affiliate of Nuveen providing customized financing solutions to private equity firms and their portfolio companies, today announced that it has become a signatory to the Institutional Limited Partners Association (“ILPA”) Diversity in Action initiative…
Churchill’s Team and Culture
In this video, employees talked about what is Churchill, how Churchill makes them feel, why do investors trust us, what are they most proud of…
Churchill’s Jessica Tannenbaum Named an Emerging Leader by The M&A Advisor
Churchill Asset Management LLC, an investment-specialist affiliate of Nuveen providing customized financing solutions to private equity firms and their portfolio companies, today announced that Jessica Tannenbaum…
Churchill’s Kelli Marti Named as One of Private Equity International’s “2022 Women of Influence in Private Markets”
Churchill Asset Management LLC, an investment-specialist affiliate of Nuveen providing customized financing solutions to private equity firms and their portfolio companies, today announced that Kelli Marti…
Awards & Recognition