Churchill’s Dodson Worthington Named a 2022 ‘Rising Star’ by Private Debt Investor

New York, NY, November 2, 2022 – Churchill Asset Management LLC, an investment-specialist affiliate of Nuveen, today announced that Dodson Worthington, a Principal on the firm’s Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions team, was named to Private Debt Investor’s (PDI) 2022 Rising Stars list. The list recognizes trailblazing individuals under the age of 40 for their career achievements and potential to shape the future of the asset class.

“We are incredibly proud of Dodson for this recognition that showcases his many contributions to Churchill and to the industry at large,” said Jason Strife, Senior Managing Director, Head of Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions. “Dodson has built a reputation for his investment expertise, leadership and mentorship within Churchill and for his outstanding client service and partnership within the U.S. middle market private equity community. We look forward to his future achievements and supporting him every step of the way.”

Since joining the Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions team in 2014, Mr. Worthington has invested over $2.5 billion in middle market companies and more than $1.5 billion of limited partner capital across a highly curated group of private equity sponsors through the firm’s fund commitment strategy. He currently sits on several private equity fund advisory boards and is a member of Churchill’s Senior Leadership Counsel.

Mr. Worthington also has a passion for community service. He has served as a mentor within Urban Promise Charlotte for seven years, where he helps guide high school students from underprivileged backgrounds through the college acceptance process. Additionally, Mr. Worthington is a long-time and active supporter of multiple reputable Charlotte, NC charities that combat disease, hunger, and inequality, including Levine Children’s Hospital, Charlotte Opportunity Fund and Loaves & Fishes.

The 2022 Rising Star award recipients were selected by Private Debt Investor’s editorial team and included in the publication’s Future of Private Debt report.

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 over $41 billion of committed capital, Churchill provides 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 140 professionals in New York, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles. More information can be found at


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