Churchill’s Jessica Tannenbaum Named an Emerging Leader by The M&A Advisor

New York, July 12, 2022 – 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, Principal of Investor Relations and Marketing, is among the recipients of The M&A Advisor’s 13th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards. The awards celebrate the accomplishments of mergers and acquisitions, financing and turnaround professionals, whose significant level of success while still under the age of 40 establishes them as emerging leaders in the industry. 

“On behalf of the firm, I want to congratulate Jessica for this significant achievement. She has been an invaluable member of our team and we couldn’t be prouder of her talent and demonstrated leadership both at Churchill and in her own community,” said Ken Kencel, President and CEO of Churchill. “Jessica’s recognition marks the fourth year that Churchill has been represented as an industry leader through this award, and we all look forward to her continued growth and success.” 

The 2022 award recipients were selected based on their career accomplishments, professional expertise, community service and philanthropic endeavors. They will be recognized in New York at the 2022 Leadership in Dealmaking Summit on September 20-21 and the 2022 Future of Dealmaking Summit on November 15-16. 

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 $39 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 130 professionals in New York, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles. More information can be found at 


The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past twenty-two years we have established the premier global network of M&A, turnaround and finance professionals. Today, we have the privilege of presenting, recognizing the achievements of, and facilitating connections between the industry’s top performers throughout the world with a comprehensive range of services. To learn more visit 

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