Churchill’s Saheedat Onifade Named Among Black Women in Asset Management’s 40 Under 40

New York, NY, October 16, 2023  Churchill Asset Management (“Churchill”) announced today that Saheedat Onifade, Principal and Investment Strategist, has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2023 Black Women in Asset Management (BWAM) 40 Under 40 Award in the Sales and Investor Relations category.

The BWAM 40 Under 40 Award is designed to celebrate the accomplishments of inspiring Black women in asset management. The award recipients are innovators, trailblazers and mentors representing a dynamic roster of investors, portfolio managers, entrepreneurs, legal experts, executives, and thought leaders.

“We are delighted to see Saheedat recognized among this esteemed group of women,” said Ken Kencel, President & CEO of Churchill Asset Management. “Both at our parent company Nuveen and now having joined Churchill full time, Saheedat quickly established herself an integral member of our team, bringing a depth of knowledge and experience to the firm’s private equity strategies. We look forward to seeing her continued success at the firm and congratulate her on this achievement.”

Onifade is responsible for investor coverage and new capital formation across Churchill’s private equity and junior capital strategies, including primary fund commitments, co-investments, secondaries and junior lending. Onifade works closely with Nuveen’s global distribution team to deepen and expand Churchill’s investor relationships.

Prior to joining Churchill in 2023, Onifade worked at Nuveen, focusing on capital raising efforts across Nuveen’s $20bn+ global private equity platform including Churchill, Nuveen Impact private equity and Winslow growth equity.

The winners of the 2023 BWAM 40 Under 40 Award were recognized at an event in London on October 5.

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 $47 billion of committed capital, we provide first lien, unitranche, second lien and mezzanine debt, in addition to equity co-investments, secondary solutions and private equity fund commitments. Churchill has a long history of disciplined investing across multiple economic cycles and our unique origination strategy, execution and investment are driven by more than 160 professionals in New York, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles. To learn more about Churchill, visit


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