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
Churchill has also partnered with two leading organizations in our ongoing effort to advance DEI in the private capital industry at large.
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.
Churchill established the Women’s Inspiration Network (“WIN”), an employee resource group focused on empowering and inspiring our female talent to build the skills they need to advance their careers and to be an advocate for others.
Insights & Stories
A special congratulations to Jill White, a Principal on our Underwriting & Portfolio Management team, for receiving the “Americas Rising Star Dealmakers” award for 2021…
Churchill Asset Management LLC was recognized today among the 2021 “Best Places to Work in Money Management” by Pensions & Investments (P&I) magazine.
Americas Rising Dealmakers honored Alona Gornick, a principal on Churchill’s Origination team, and recognizes the achievements of young private equity and M&A professionals who have…
Sherry Chen, Churchill’s Digital Marketing Manager, was recognized as a winner of the 12th Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leader Awards, in recognition of her creativity and…
We are pleased to announce Churchill Managing Director Alona Gornick has been honored as one of the Top 21 in 21: Midwest Dealmakers by Kayo Conference Series. The list highlights some of this year’s most…
Q: What does diversity and inclusion mean to you? Jad Abdul-Aal: Diversity and inclusion is about developing an environment fostered by respect and under- standing…
Awards & Recognition