Churchill Hires Industry Veteran Christopher Freeze as Head of Investor Relations

New York, NY, September 17, 2020 – Churchill Asset Management LLC, an investment-specialist affiliate of Nuveen providing customized financing solutions to private equity firms and their portfolio companies, has hired Christopher Freeze as Senior Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations.

Based in New York City, Mr. Freeze will lead all aspects of the firm’s investor relations effort, including ongoing investor reporting and communication with Churchill’s global institutional investor base, reporting to David Heilbrunn, Churchill’s Head of Product Development & Capital Raising.

“We are delighted to welcome Chris to our Churchill senior management team and believe he will provide invaluable leadership in our mission to continually deliver outstanding service and support to our growing global investor base,” said Ken Kencel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Churchill. “With $24 billion of committed capital under management across Churchill’s integrated middle market private capital platform, Chris will play a key role in fostering current investor engagement and articulating our differentiated strategy to new investors as we expand our array of investment options.”

Mr. Freeze has deep experience managing investor relationships with a diverse range of global institutional, family office and high net worth investors, including building and managing a best-in-class team of investor relations professionals.  Before joining Churchill, Mr. Freeze spent over nine years at The Carlyle Group, most recently as Managing Director and Co-Head of Investor Relations, where he led a group of professionals focused on all of the firm’s key investment strategies, including corporate private equity, global credit, real assets and investment solutions. Prior to that, Mr. Freeze worked at Credit Suisse, serving as Chief Operating Officer of the Customized Fund Investment Group, as well as Chief Compliance Officer of the firm’s Zurich based FINRA licensed broker/dealer and investment adviser.

Mr. Freeze received his BA from St. John’s University, an MA from John Jay College, a JD degree from St. John’s University School of Law and an LLM (Corporations) from New York University School of Law.

About Churchill Asset Management LLC

Churchill, an investment-specialist affiliate of Nuveen (the asset manager of TIAA), provides customized financing solutions to middle market private equity firms and their portfolio companies across the capital structure. With $24 billion of committed capital, we provide first lien, unitranche, second lien and mezzanine debt, in addition to equity co-investments and private equity fund commitments. Churchill has a long history of disciplined investing across multiple economic cycles and our unique origination strategy, best in class execution and investment are driven by more than 80 professionals in New York, Charlotte and Chicago. More information can be found at

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