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
Q: What changes have you seen over the course of your career for DE&I in the private equity industry? A: When I first started out,…
Private equity needs to get analytical on hiring, says principal on the private equity team at Churchill Asset Management, Anne Philpott Q: What changes have…
Churchill Principal Anne Philpott has been honored as one of 2020’s Top U.S.A. Women Dealmakers of the Year by the Global M&A Network, LLC. The award recognizes the most talented and…
We’re proud to announce that Churchill has been chosen and certified as a Great Place to Work®! By building a culture that allows all employees…
Jill White has been recognized as a winner of The M&A Advisor’s 11th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards. The awards program aims to recognize and celebrate…
Alona Gornick, a principal on the senior loan origination team with Churchill Asset Management LLC, has been honored as a “Rising Star” by Private Debt…
Awards & Recognition