Who we are

Our highly experienced investment teams deliver flexible and reliable financing solutions to middle market private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, supported by the scale of Nuveen and a best-in-class institutional infrastructure.

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history as a leading
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history as an active private
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Our mission

Churchill is focused on providing our investors superior investment returns. Our highly talented, diverse, experienced team has a long track record of generating consistent, attractive risk-adjusted returns and providing comprehensive capital solutions to support the growth of U.S. middle market companies across economic cycles.

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Our vision

We aspire to be the partner of choice for our investors, private equity sponsors, employees, and communities at large. We strive to have an inclusive, best-in-class team that is empowered to create long-term value for all of our stakeholders.

Our values

Collaborative Approach

Churchill is one team, maintaining a constant focus on positive cooperation to generate the most favorable outcomes for our firm’s stakeholders.

Relationship Oriented

We focus on fostering long-term, trusted partnerships to create value.

Inclusive Environment

We draw on diversity of background, experience, & thought in everything we do.

 

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Operate with Integrity

We value the responsibility & trust our stakeholders have placed in us to maintain a disciplined investment strategy.

Commitment to Excellence

Employees are the core of our business, striving to continuously improve to reach the full potential required to deliver the best performance in the industry.

Our team

We serve as a long-term partner and provider of capital to the middle market.

Led by seasoned professionals with an average of more than 25 years of industry experience, our team's consistency and strong, cohesive culture anchored in fundamental business model analysis continues to be highly valued by investors and private equity firms alike.

  • Department

  • Location

  • Ken Kencel

    President & CEO

    New York

  • Randy Schwimmer

    Vice Chairman, Co-Head of Senior Lending

    New York

  • Jason Strife

    Senior Managing Director, Head of Junior Capital and Private Equity Solutions

    Charlotte

  • Shai Vichness, CFA

    Senior Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer

    New York

  • Mathew Linett

    Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Senior Lending

    New York

  • Christopher Cox

    Senior Managing Director & Chief Risk Officer

    New York

  • Courtney DeBolt

    Managing Director, Head of Business Systems & Operations

    New York

  • Chris Freeze

    Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Nuveen Private Capital Business Development

    New York

  • Derek Fricke

    Senior Managing Director, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    Charlotte

  • David Heilbrunn

    Senior Managing Director, Head of Product Development & Capital Raising

    New York

  • Carol Loundon

    Managing Director, Deputy Chief Risk Officer

    New York

  • Kelli Marti

    Senior Managing Director, Head of CLO Management & Co-Head of Chicago Office

    Chicago

  • John McCally

    Senior Managing Director & General Counsel

    Charlotte

  • Kevin Meyer

    Managing Director, Head of Origination

    New York

  • Anne Philpott, CFA

    Managing Director, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    Charlotte

  • Marissa Short

    Managing Director, Funds Controller

    New York

  • Jill White

    Managing Director, Deputy Head of Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    Charlotte

  • Bill Huffman

    Head of Equities & Fixed Income, Nuveen

    Chicago

  • Ken Kencel

    President & CEO

    New York

  • Kevin McCarthy

    Secretary & General Counsel, Nuveen

    Chicago

  • Jose Minaya

    Chief Executive Officer, Nuveen

    Charlotte

  • Joe Lee

    Managing Director, Underwriting and Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Jessica Nels

    Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets

    Chicago

  • Jason Quinn

    Managing Director, Origination

    Los Angeles

  • Jeffrey Rabaut

    Managing Director, Origination

    Chicago

  • Vivek Sachidanand

    Managing Director, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Tarek Srouji

    Managing Director, Origination

    New York

  • Mark Tamburello

    Managing Director, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    Charlotte

  • Nicholas Carroll

    Principal, Origination

    New York

  • Pranai Cheroo

    Principal, Origination

    Los Angeles

  • Jacob Iati

    Principal, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Sean Mancini

    Principal, Origination

    New York

  • Joseph McShane

    Principal, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Paul Sadlowski

    Principal, Origination

    Chicago

  • Sanjeet Singh

    Principal, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Justin Zimmer

    Principal, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    Charlotte

  • Matt Caulfield

    Vice President, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    Chicago

  • Lindsey Figliolino

    Vice President, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Malcolm Ferrell

    Vice President, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    Los Angeles

  • Sam Gonzalez-Gross

    Vice President, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Andrew Passero, CFA

    Vice President, Capital Markets

    New York

  • Jad Abdul-Aal

    Senior Associate, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Ryan Babakian, CFA

    Senior Associate, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Jordan Kenney, CFA

    Senior Associate, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Kaela Klune

    Senior Associate, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    Los Angeles

  • Colin Miller

    Senior Associate, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Andrew Kuntz

    Associate, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    Chicago

  • Tom Cohen

    Associate, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    Los Angeles

  • Jack McTiernan

    Associate, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Caroline Pate

    Associate, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Daryl Anderton

    Senior Analyst, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    Charlotte

  • John Bomba

    Senior Analyst, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    Chicago

  • Jack Gaffney

    Senior Analyst, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Andrew Greene

    Analyst, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Michael Chiulli, CFA, CPA

    Managing Director, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    New York

  • Ryan Greenough

    Analyst, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Raja Doddala

    Managing Director, Venture Capital & Growth Equity

    Dallas

  • Timothy Henning

    Analyst, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    Charlotte

  • Nick Lawler

    Managing Director, Head of Secondaries

    Chicago

  • David McManama

    Managing Director, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    Charlotte

  • Dodson Worthington

    Managing Director, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    Charlotte

  • Lucas Fries, CFA

    Principal, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    Charlotte

  • Andrew Topping

    Principal, Secondaries

    Charlotte

  • Patrick Anderson, CFA, CPA

    Vice President, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    New York

  • Erica Cunningham

    Vice President, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    Charlotte

  • Tyler Donofrio

    Vice President, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    New York

  • Adam Froendt

    Vice President, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    Charlotte

  • Connor Gay

    Vice President, Secondaries

    Charlotte

  • Brandon Jordi

    Vice President, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    Charlotte

  • Brandon Ng

    Vice President, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    New York

  • Avery Ramsey

    Vice President, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    Charlotte

  • Jay Valentine

    Vice President, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    New York

  • Davis Westbrook

    Vice President, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    Charlotte

  • Connor Dunleavy

    Senior Associate, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    New York

  • Adam Frank

    Senior Associate, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    New York

  • Vince Pupi

    Senior Associate, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    New York

  • Fraser Hahn

    Associate, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    Charlotte

  • Eliza Ike

    Associate, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    Charlotte

  • Alona Tolentino Gornick

    Managing Director, Senior Investment Strategist and Co-Head of Chicago Office

    Chicago

  • Ross Abram

    Senior Analyst, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    New York

  • Andrew DiCandilo

    Senior Analyst, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    New York

  • Meredith Chu McDonald

    Managing Director, Senior Investment Strategist, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    Charlotte

  • Gene Miao

    Managing Director, Senior Investment Strategist, Senior Lending

    New York

  • Laura Stolfi

    Managing Director, Senior Investment Strategist

    New York

  • Jessica Tannenbaum

    Managing Director, Head of Marketing and Communications

    New York

  • Matthew Battle

    Principal, Investment Strategist

    New York

  • Sherry Chen

    Principal, Head of Digital Marketing

    New York

  • Emily Manuel

    Principal, Investor Relations

    New York

  • Saheedat Onifade

    Principal, Investment Strategist, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    New York

  • Sofia Azar

    Vice President, Investor Relations

    New York

  • Sunny Huang, CFA, CPA

    Vice President, Product Development

    New York

  • Samantha Rapaport

    Vice President, Product Development & Investor Relations

    New York

  • Matthew Ricotta

    Vice President, Investor Relations

    New York

  • Katie Travers

    Vice President, Investor Relations

    Charlotte

  • Meaghan Fortney

    Senior Associate, Marketing and Communications

    New York

  • Raja Amara

    Associate, Investor Relations

    New York

  • Emma Duff

    Associate, Investor Relations

    New York

  • Tyler Reeves

    Associate, Investor Relations

    Charlotte

  • Evan Velleca, CFA

    Associate, Investor Relations

    New York

  • Michael Secchiaroli

    Associate, Investor Relations

    New York

  • Katie Zwetolitz

    Associate, Investor Relations

    Charlotte

  • Katie Cutrone

    Senior Analyst, Investor Relations

    New York

  • Phil Beissner

    Managing Director, Management Company Controller

    New York

  • Ben Love, CFA

    Managing Director, Head of Fund Finance

    Charlotte

  • Matt McNamara

    Principal, Head of Tax

    Charlotte

  • Sydney Nyajeka

    Principal, Finance

    New York

  • Gareth Wall

    Principal, Finance

    New York

  • Joe Durkin

    Vice President, Finance

    New York

  • Lauren Hopson

    Vice President, Finance

    New York

  • Jessica Medaglia

    Vice President, Finance

    New York

  • Kevin Oliver

    Vice President, Finance

    New York

  • Gina Raspa

    Vice President, Assistant Controller, Finance

    New York

  • Nicholas Tandoi

    Vice President, Finance

    New York

  • Brian Walsh

    Vice President, Finance

    New York

  • Ryan Wells

    Vice President, Finance

    New York

  • Ryan Wydra

    Vice President, Fund Finance

    Charlotte

  • Lily Xuan

    Vice President, Finance

    New York

  • Victoria Adinolfi

    Senior Associate, Finance

    New York

  • Thomas Brennan

    Senior Associate

    New York

  • Douglas Halpin

    Senior Associate, Finance

    New York

  • Alithea Culmer Perry

    Senior Associate, Finance

    New York

  • Susie Speakmaster

    Senior Associate, Finance

    New York

  • John Wein

    Senior Associate, Finance

    New York

  • Sarah Welden

    Senior Associate, Finance

    New York

  • Carol Qiao

    Associate, Finance

    New York

  • Steve Dobson

    Principal, Operations, Treasury

    New York

  • Luke Garriton

    Principal, Operations

    New York

  • Kevin McMillin

    Principal, Co-Head of Investment Infrastructure & Technology

    Chicago

  • Chris Schultz

    Principal, Operations

    New York

  • Arjun Chhabra

    Vice President, Co-Head of Investment Infrastructure & Technology

    New York

  • Michael St. Clair

    Vice President, Operations

    New York

  • Marina Elkinyuk

    Vice President, Operations

    New York

  • Andy Gilvey

    Vice President, Operations

    Charlotte

  • Michelle Idrees

    Vice President, Operations

    New York

  • Joseph Piperato

    Vice President, Operations

    New York

  • Brian Thompson

    Vice President, Operations

    New York

  • Zachary Zetlin

    Vice President, Operations

    New York

  • Graves Ganzert

    Senior Associate, Operations

    Charlotte

  • Josh Guercio

    Senior Associate, Operations

    Charlotte

  • Patricia Harris

    Senior Associate, Operations

    New York

  • Jackson Wexler

    Senior Associate, Infrastructure & Technology

    New York

  • Karen Yen

    Senior Associate, Infrastructure & Technology

    New York

  • Morgan Blume

    Associate, Infrastructure & Technology

    New York

  • Nara Enkhsaikhan

    Associate, Operations

    New York

  • Owen Donnelly

    Senior Analyst, Infrastructure & Technology

    New York

  • Gordon MacDonald

    Senior Analyst, Infrastructure & Technology

    New York

  • Nick Miers

    Senior Analyst, Operations

    Charlotte

  • Thomas Jones

    Analyst, Operations

    New York

  • Brent Chase

    Managing Director, Head of Workout

    New York

  • Mickey Weatherston

    Managing Director, Head of Responsible Investing

    New York

  • Matthew Cianella

    Principal, Portfolio Management

    Charlotte

  • Preston Kafka

    Principal, Valuation Specialist

    Charlotte

  • Cynthia Qualls

    Principal, Portfolio Management

    Charlotte

  • Andrew Detrick, CFA

    Vice President, Workout

    New York

  • Kevin Prendergast

    Vice President, Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Max Schulman

    Vice President, Valuation Specialist

    Charlotte

  • Nick Taylor

    Vice President, Allocation

    New York

  • Alecia Chen

    Senior Associate, Valuation Specialist

    New York

  • Alex Cole

    Senior Associate, Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Bailey Page

    Senior Associate, Responsible Investing

    New York

  • Justin Blackman, CFA

    Associate, Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Jonathon D’Arcy

    Associate, Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Susan Orth

    Associate, Allocation

    New York

  • Michael Tuffey, CFA

    Associate, Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Michael Joyce

    Senior Analyst, Allocation

    New York

  • Liz Capperella

    Analyst, Portfolio Management

    New York

  • Lynn Miceli

    Director of Administration

    New York

  • Louisa Colon

    Senior Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

    New York

  • Natalie Austrian

    Executive Assistant

    Charlotte

  • Nadia Bajraktarevic

    Executive Assistant

    New York

  • Rachel Benitez

    Executive Assistant

    New York

  • Nicole Lundergan

    Executive Assistant

    New York

  • Noemi Morales

    Executive Assistant

    New York

  • Jacqueline Morton

    Executive Assistant

    New York

  • Bernise Valdez

    Executive Assistant

    New York

  • Charmagne Kukulka

    Principal, Chief Compliance Officer

    New York

  • Iliana Nunez

    Administrative Receptionist

    New York

  • David Carias

    IT Specialist

    New York

  • Zachary Profant

    Principal, Deputy General Counsel

    New York

  • Robert Engelke

    Vice President and Associate General Counsel

    New York

  • Erin Hood

    Vice President and Associate General Counsel

    New York

  • Jake Wang

    Vice President and Associate General Counsel

    Charlotte

  • Maggie Walker-Hart

    Associate and Senior Legal Analyst

    New York

  • David Baird

    Paralegal

    New York

  • Senior Leadership Team

    Executive Committee

    • Ken Kencel

      President & CEO

      New York

    • Randy Schwimmer

      Vice Chairman, Co-Head of Senior Lending

      New York

    • Jason Strife

      Senior Managing Director, Head of Junior Capital and Private Equity Solutions

      Charlotte

    • Shai Vichness, CFA

      Senior Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer

      New York

    • Mathew Linett

      Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Senior Lending

      New York

    Operating Committee

    • Christopher Cox

      Senior Managing Director & Chief Risk Officer

      New York

    • Courtney DeBolt

      Managing Director, Head of Business Systems & Operations

      New York

    • Chris Freeze

      Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Nuveen Private Capital Business Development

      New York

    • Derek Fricke

      Senior Managing Director, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      Charlotte

    • David Heilbrunn

      Senior Managing Director, Head of Product Development & Capital Raising

      New York

    • Carol Loundon

      Managing Director, Deputy Chief Risk Officer

      New York

    • Kelli Marti

      Senior Managing Director, Head of CLO Management & Co-Head of Chicago Office

      Chicago

    • John McCally

      Senior Managing Director & General Counsel

      Charlotte

    • Kevin Meyer

      Managing Director, Head of Origination

      New York

    • Anne Philpott, CFA

      Managing Director, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      Charlotte

    • Marissa Short

      Managing Director, Funds Controller

      New York

    • Jill White

      Managing Director, Deputy Head of Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      Charlotte

  • Board of Directors

    Board of Directors

    • Bill Huffman

      Head of Equities & Fixed Income, Nuveen

      Chicago

    • Ken Kencel

      President & CEO

      New York

    • Kevin McCarthy

      Secretary & General Counsel, Nuveen

      Chicago

    • Jose Minaya

      Chief Executive Officer, Nuveen

      Charlotte

  • Investment Professionals

    Senior Lending

    • Joe Lee

      Managing Director, Underwriting and Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Jessica Nels

      Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets

      Chicago

    • Jason Quinn

      Managing Director, Origination

      Los Angeles

    • Jeffrey Rabaut

      Managing Director, Origination

      Chicago

    • Vivek Sachidanand

      Managing Director, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Tarek Srouji

      Managing Director, Origination

      New York

    • Mark Tamburello

      Managing Director, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      Charlotte

    • Nicholas Carroll

      Principal, Origination

      New York

    • Pranai Cheroo

      Principal, Origination

      Los Angeles

    • Jacob Iati

      Principal, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Sean Mancini

      Principal, Origination

      New York

    • Joseph McShane

      Principal, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Paul Sadlowski

      Principal, Origination

      Chicago

    • Sanjeet Singh

      Principal, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Justin Zimmer

      Principal, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      Charlotte

    • Matt Caulfield

      Vice President, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      Chicago

    • Lindsey Figliolino

      Vice President, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Malcolm Ferrell

      Vice President, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      Los Angeles

    • Sam Gonzalez-Gross

      Vice President, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Andrew Passero, CFA

      Vice President, Capital Markets

      New York

    • Jad Abdul-Aal

      Senior Associate, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Ryan Babakian, CFA

      Senior Associate, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Jordan Kenney, CFA

      Senior Associate, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Kaela Klune

      Senior Associate, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      Los Angeles

    • Colin Miller

      Senior Associate, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Andrew Kuntz

      Associate, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      Chicago

    • Tom Cohen

      Associate, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      Los Angeles

    • Jack McTiernan

      Associate, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Caroline Pate

      Associate, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Daryl Anderton

      Senior Analyst, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      Charlotte

    • John Bomba

      Senior Analyst, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      Chicago

    • Jack Gaffney

      Senior Analyst, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Andrew Greene

      Analyst, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Ryan Greenough

      Analyst, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Timothy Henning

      Analyst, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

      Charlotte

    Junior Capital and Private Equity Solutions

    • Michael Chiulli, CFA, CPA

      Managing Director, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      New York

    • Raja Doddala

      Managing Director, Venture Capital & Growth Equity

      Dallas

    • Nick Lawler

      Managing Director, Head of Secondaries

      Chicago

    • David McManama

      Managing Director, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      Charlotte

    • Dodson Worthington

      Managing Director, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      Charlotte

    • Lucas Fries, CFA

      Principal, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      Charlotte

    • Andrew Topping

      Principal, Secondaries

      Charlotte

    • Patrick Anderson, CFA, CPA

      Vice President, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      New York

    • Erica Cunningham

      Vice President, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      Charlotte

    • Tyler Donofrio

      Vice President, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      New York

    • Adam Froendt

      Vice President, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      Charlotte

    • Connor Gay

      Vice President, Secondaries

      Charlotte

    • Brandon Jordi

      Vice President, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      Charlotte

    • Brandon Ng

      Vice President, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      New York

    • Avery Ramsey

      Vice President, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      Charlotte

    • Jay Valentine

      Vice President, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      New York

    • Davis Westbrook

      Vice President, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      Charlotte

    • Connor Dunleavy

      Senior Associate, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      New York

    • Adam Frank

      Senior Associate, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      New York

    • Vince Pupi

      Senior Associate, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      New York

    • Fraser Hahn

      Associate, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      Charlotte

    • Eliza Ike

      Associate, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      Charlotte

    • Ross Abram

      Senior Analyst, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      New York

    • Andrew DiCandilo

      Senior Analyst, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      New York

  • Other Professionals

    Investor Relations, Marketing and Business Development

    • Alona Tolentino Gornick

      Managing Director, Senior Investment Strategist and Co-Head of Chicago Office

      Chicago

    • Meredith Chu McDonald

      Managing Director, Senior Investment Strategist, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      Charlotte

    • Gene Miao

      Managing Director, Senior Investment Strategist, Senior Lending

      New York

    • Laura Stolfi

      Managing Director, Senior Investment Strategist

      New York

    • Jessica Tannenbaum

      Managing Director, Head of Marketing and Communications

      New York

    • Matthew Battle

      Principal, Investment Strategist

      New York

    • Sherry Chen

      Principal, Head of Digital Marketing

      New York

    • Emily Manuel

      Principal, Investor Relations

      New York

    • Saheedat Onifade

      Principal, Investment Strategist, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

      New York

    • Sofia Azar

      Vice President, Investor Relations

      New York

    • Sunny Huang, CFA, CPA

      Vice President, Product Development

      New York

    • Samantha Rapaport

      Vice President, Product Development & Investor Relations

      New York

    • Matthew Ricotta

      Vice President, Investor Relations

      New York

    • Katie Travers

      Vice President, Investor Relations

      Charlotte

    • Meaghan Fortney

      Senior Associate, Marketing and Communications

      New York

    • Raja Amara

      Associate, Investor Relations

      New York

    • Emma Duff

      Associate, Investor Relations

      New York

    • Tyler Reeves

      Associate, Investor Relations

      Charlotte

    • Evan Velleca, CFA

      Associate, Investor Relations

      New York

    • Michael Secchiaroli

      Associate, Investor Relations

      New York

    • Katie Zwetolitz

      Associate, Investor Relations

      Charlotte

    • Katie Cutrone

      Senior Analyst, Investor Relations

      New York

    Finance

    • Phil Beissner

      Managing Director, Management Company Controller

      New York

    • Ben Love, CFA

      Managing Director, Head of Fund Finance

      Charlotte

    • Matt McNamara

      Principal, Head of Tax

      Charlotte

    • Sydney Nyajeka

      Principal, Finance

      New York

    • Gareth Wall

      Principal, Finance

      New York

    • Joe Durkin

      Vice President, Finance

      New York

    • Lauren Hopson

      Vice President, Finance

      New York

    • Jessica Medaglia

      Vice President, Finance

      New York

    • Kevin Oliver

      Vice President, Finance

      New York

    • Gina Raspa

      Vice President, Assistant Controller, Finance

      New York

    • Nicholas Tandoi

      Vice President, Finance

      New York

    • Brian Walsh

      Vice President, Finance

      New York

    • Ryan Wells

      Vice President, Finance

      New York

    • Ryan Wydra

      Vice President, Fund Finance

      Charlotte

    • Lily Xuan

      Vice President, Finance

      New York

    • Victoria Adinolfi

      Senior Associate, Finance

      New York

    • Thomas Brennan

      Senior Associate

      New York

    • Douglas Halpin

      Senior Associate, Finance

      New York

    • Alithea Culmer Perry

      Senior Associate, Finance

      New York

    • Susie Speakmaster

      Senior Associate, Finance

      New York

    • John Wein

      Senior Associate, Finance

      New York

    • Sarah Welden

      Senior Associate, Finance

      New York

    • Carol Qiao

      Associate, Finance

      New York

    Business Systems & Operations

    • Steve Dobson

      Principal, Operations, Treasury

      New York

    • Luke Garriton

      Principal, Operations

      New York

    • Kevin McMillin

      Principal, Co-Head of Investment Infrastructure & Technology

      Chicago

    • Chris Schultz

      Principal, Operations

      New York

    • Arjun Chhabra

      Vice President, Co-Head of Investment Infrastructure & Technology

      New York

    • Michael St. Clair

      Vice President, Operations

      New York

    • Marina Elkinyuk

      Vice President, Operations

      New York

    • Andy Gilvey

      Vice President, Operations

      Charlotte

    • Michelle Idrees

      Vice President, Operations

      New York

    • Joseph Piperato

      Vice President, Operations

      New York

    • Brian Thompson

      Vice President, Operations

      New York

    • Zachary Zetlin

      Vice President, Operations

      New York

    • Graves Ganzert

      Senior Associate, Operations

      Charlotte

    • Josh Guercio

      Senior Associate, Operations

      Charlotte

    • Patricia Harris

      Senior Associate, Operations

      New York

    • Jackson Wexler

      Senior Associate, Infrastructure & Technology

      New York

    • Karen Yen

      Senior Associate, Infrastructure & Technology

      New York

    • Morgan Blume

      Associate, Infrastructure & Technology

      New York

    • Nara Enkhsaikhan

      Associate, Operations

      New York

    • Owen Donnelly

      Senior Analyst, Infrastructure & Technology

      New York

    • Gordon MacDonald

      Senior Analyst, Infrastructure & Technology

      New York

    • Nick Miers

      Senior Analyst, Operations

      Charlotte

    • Thomas Jones

      Analyst, Operations

      New York

    Risk Management

    • Brent Chase

      Managing Director, Head of Workout

      New York

    • Mickey Weatherston

      Managing Director, Head of Responsible Investing

      New York

    • Matthew Cianella

      Principal, Portfolio Management

      Charlotte

    • Preston Kafka

      Principal, Valuation Specialist

      Charlotte

    • Cynthia Qualls

      Principal, Portfolio Management

      Charlotte

    • Andrew Detrick, CFA

      Vice President, Workout

      New York

    • Kevin Prendergast

      Vice President, Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Max Schulman

      Vice President, Valuation Specialist

      Charlotte

    • Nick Taylor

      Vice President, Allocation

      New York

    • Alecia Chen

      Senior Associate, Valuation Specialist

      New York

    • Alex Cole

      Senior Associate, Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Bailey Page

      Senior Associate, Responsible Investing

      New York

    • Justin Blackman, CFA

      Associate, Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Jonathon D’Arcy

      Associate, Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Susan Orth

      Associate, Allocation

      New York

    • Michael Tuffey, CFA

      Associate, Portfolio Management

      New York

    • Michael Joyce

      Senior Analyst, Allocation

      New York

    • Liz Capperella

      Analyst, Portfolio Management

      New York

    Human Resources and Administration

    • Lynn Miceli

      Director of Administration

      New York

    • Louisa Colon

      Senior Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

      New York

    • Natalie Austrian

      Executive Assistant

      Charlotte

    • Nadia Bajraktarevic

      Executive Assistant

      New York

    • Rachel Benitez

      Executive Assistant

      New York

    • Nicole Lundergan

      Executive Assistant

      New York

    • Noemi Morales

      Executive Assistant

      New York

    • Jacqueline Morton

      Executive Assistant

      New York

    • Bernise Valdez

      Executive Assistant

      New York

    • Iliana Nunez

      Administrative Receptionist

      New York

    • David Carias

      IT Specialist

      New York

    Legal and Compliance

    • Charmagne Kukulka

      Principal, Chief Compliance Officer

      New York

    • Zachary Profant

      Principal, Deputy General Counsel

      New York

    • Robert Engelke

      Vice President and Associate General Counsel

      New York

    • Erin Hood

      Vice President and Associate General Counsel

      New York

    • Jake Wang

      Vice President and Associate General Counsel

      Charlotte

    • Maggie Walker-Hart

      Associate and Senior Legal Analyst

      New York

    • David Baird

      Paralegal

      New York

  • Ken Kencel

    President & CEO

    Ken serves as President and CEO of Churchill Asset Management, an affiliate of Nuveen, the asset management arm of TIAA, a Fortune 500 financial services company. He also serves as Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Nuveen Churchill Direct Lending Corp. (NYSE: NCDL) and Nuveen Churchill Private Capital Income Fund (PCAP), Churchill’s publicly registered business development companies.

    Throughout his over 35-year career in the investment industry, he has accrued a broad range of experience in leading private credit investment businesses. Previously, Ken served as a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, where he also served as President and a Director of Carlyle Secured Lending, Inc. (Carlyle’s publicly traded business development company). Prior to that he founded and was President and CEO of Churchill Financial Group, served as Head of Leveraged Finance for Royal Bank of Canada and was Head of Indosuez Capital, a leading middle market merchant banking and asset management business in partnership with Credit Agricole Group. Ken was also a founder of the high yield finance business at Chase Securities (now JP Morgan Chase). He began his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Drexel Burnham Lambert. He regularly appears as a guest commentator on private credit markets on Bloomberg, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times. In 2023, Ken was named by Private Debt Investor as “One of the 30 ChangeMakers” who helped shape the private debt industry over the past decade.

    Ken graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. He serves on the Pension Investment Advisory Committee for the Archdiocese of New York, the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Canisius High School (a private Jesuit Preparatory school in Buffalo, NY), the Advisory Board of Teach for America (Connecticut), and the Milken Institute’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Asset Management Executive Council. Ken is a former member of the Board of Advisors and Adjunct Professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

  • Randy Schwimmer

    Vice Chairman, Co-Head of Senior Lending

    Randy is Vice Chairman and Co-Head of Senior Lending and oversees senior lending origination and capital markets for Churchill Asset Management, an investment specialist of Nuveen.

    Randy has broad experience in middle market finance and is widely credited with developing loan syndications for middle market companies. Prior to joining the firm, Randy served as a senior managing director and head of capital markets and indirect origination at Churchill Financial. In those positions, he took responsibility for all loan capital markets activities and for managing the firm’s indirect origination platform. Before that, he worked as managing director and head of leveraged finance syndication for BNP Paribas. He spent 15 years at JP Morgan Chase in corporate banking and loan syndications, where he originated, structured and syndicated leveraged loans.

    Randy graduated with a B.A., cum laude, from Trinity College and an M.A. from the University of Chicago.

  • Jason Strife

    Senior Managing Director, Head of Junior Capital and Private Equity Solutions

    Jason leads Churchill’s private equity and junior capital platform, including executing strategic initiatives, capital raising, sourcing investments, firm management, and portfolio construction for six mandates that provide debt and equity capital into the U.S. private equity middle market. Jason is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and is Investment Committee Chair for six private equity and junior capital mandates, including LP commitments, equity co-investments, structured capital, secondaries, and junior loans.

    Prior to joining Churchill, Jason was a Principal at Bison Capital, a Los Angeles based firm focused on junior capital investments. Prior to Bison Capital, Jason was an Associate at Weston Presidio, a private equity firm focused on growth capital and LBOs. Prior to Weston Presidio, Jason worked in the M&A group of Wachovia, executing private equity transactions.

    Jason graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Science in Analytical Finance and a Masters in Accounting, where he earned a scholarship for his graduate studies and passed the CPA examination. He currently sits on the Board of Visitors of the Wake Forest business school, and is involved with numerous boards and strategic committees, including at the Charlotte Latin School and the Congaree Global Golf Initiative.

  • Shai Vichness, CFA

    Senior Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer

    Shai serves as the chief financial officer of Churchill Asset Management, an investment specialist of Nuveen.

    Previously, as managing director and head of senior leveraged lending for Churchill’s parent company, Nuveen, Shai was responsible for initiating Nuveen’s investment program in middle market senior loans and was directly involved in the launch of Churchill Asset Management as an affiliate in 2015. Since the launch of Churchill, he has been a member of its investment committee and has been actively engaged in the management of Churchill, including the development of its infrastructure and operations. Shai joined Nuveen in 2005 and has spent his entire career in the private debt markets, with a significant amount of time spent in Nuveen’s workout and restructuring department.

    Shai graduated with a B.B.A. from Baruch College, CUNY. He holds the CFA designation.

  • Mathew Linett

    Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Senior Lending

    Mat is co-head of senior lending and oversees senior loan underwriting and portfolio management for Churchill Asset Management, an investment specialist of Nuveen.
    Previously, he was a credit portfolio manager at Loeb King Capital and Havens Advisors, as well as a senior vice president at Jefferies & Co. He also served as a vice president at Indosuez Capital, a middle market merchant banking and asset management business, where he worked closely with Churchill’s CEO, Ken Kencel. Mat has invested at all levels of the capital structure including senior secured loans, public and private mezzanine debt, as well as private equity co-investments. In addition, he has significant distressed debt experience both as an investor in the secondary market as well as through direct workouts of middle market loans.

    Mat graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s dual degree program with a B.S., cum laude, in Economics from the Wharton School and a B.A., honors, in International Relations from the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Christopher Cox

    Senior Managing Director & Chief Risk Officer

    Chris is the chief risk officer for Churchill Asset Management, an investment specialist of Nuveen.

    Prior to joining the firm, Chris was a principal of Carlyle GMS Finance and was a managing director and chief risk officer for Churchill Financial, which he joined in 2006. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing the company’s risk management infrastructure, including all risk management processes and policies. He was also a senior vice president at GE Commercial Finance (a division of GE Capital) from 1997 to 2006, where he held various risk management roles within the corporate lending group, focusing on middle market transactions. Chris also worked at Gibbs & Cox, Inc. in New York, NY.

    Chris graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Fordham University.

  • Courtney DeBolt

    Managing Director, Head of Business Systems & Operations

    Courtney joined Churchill Asset Management in 2021 and currently serves as a Managing Director, Head of Business Systems & Operations. She has over 15 years of investment operations experience and was previously a Vice President at Ares Management overseeing the middle office for liquid credit and private equity. Prior to managing the middle office, she also held roles managing the reconciliation team and within the account onboarding team. Before Ares Management, she worked at Bain Capital Credit in their Boston and London offices. During her time at Bain Capital Credit, she held various operational roles in project management, settlements, and loan servicing.

    Courtney received her BS in International Business, with a concentration in Finance, from Northeastern University.

  • Chris Freeze

    Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Nuveen Private Capital Business Development

    Chris Freeze leads all aspects of Churchill’s investor relations efforts including ongoing investor reporting and communication with Churchill’s global investor base. He has deep experience managing relationships with a diverse range of global institutional, sovereign wealth fund and family office investors including building and managing a best-in-class team of investor relations professionals.

    Before joining Churchill, Chris spent over nine years as a Managing Director at The Carlyle Group. Most recently he was CEO of TCG Securities LLC, Caryle’s broker/dealer. Prior to joining Carlyle, Chris was the Chief Operating Officer of Credit Suisse’s Customized Fund Investment Group (CFIG). Prior to joining CFIG, he was the Chief Compliance Officer of Credit Suisse Private Advisors, a FINRA licensed broker\dealer and investment adviser domiciled in Zurich. He began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney’s Office.

    Chris 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. He has held the FINRA Series 3, 4, 7, 8, 24, 53, 63, 65 and 66 licenses.

  • Derek Fricke

    Senior Managing Director, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    Derek serves as a Senior Managing Director on the Private Equity and Junior Capital team for Churchill Asset Management, where he is actively involved in sourcing and executing investments in junior capital and equity co-investments, as well as investments in private equity funds. Derek is a member of the firm’s Operating Committee and a member of the Private Equity and Junior Capital team’s Investment Committee overseeing six private equity and junior capital mandates, including LP commitments, equity co-investments, structured capital, secondaries and junior capital loans. Derek initially joined the team in 2013, when the group was operating as part of Churchill’s parent Company, TIAA and subsequently Nuveen. Prior to joining the organization, Derek spent several years as an investment team member at Chrysalis Ventures, a $400 million venture capital firm investing in early stage healthcare services, business services, and technology companies. Previously, Derek was an active mezzanine capital and equity investor in middle-market media and technology companies as an investment team member at BIA Digital Partners. Derek began his career in investment banking in Atlanta, GA with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

    Derek is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business.

  • David Heilbrunn

    Senior Managing Director, Head of Product Development & Capital Raising

    David oversees the product development and capital raising for Churchill Asset Management, an investment specialist of Nuveen, focusing on strategic initiatives, structuring new products and developing important institutional client relationships. He is also responsible for optimizing the firm’s various financing arrangements and supervises Churchill’s collateralized loan obligation (CLO) platform.

    Prior to joining the firm in 2017, David held senior roles at several firms, including managing director of Fifth Street Asset Management, managing director of The Carlyle Group, senior managing director and head of corporate strategy and development for Churchill Financial, and managing director and CDO group head for Bear Stearns & Co. and JPMorgan.

    David graduated with a B.S., magna cum laude, in Accounting from The State University of New York at Albany and an M.B.A., with distinction, from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

  • Carol Loundon

    Managing Director, Deputy Chief Risk Officer

    Carol joined Churchill Asset Management in 2015 and currently serves as a Managing Director of Deputy Chief Risk Officer with over 15 years of experience in middle market leveraged finance. Previously, she was a Vice President and Portfolio Manager at BDCA, a business development corporation that is focused on making direct senior, middle market loans. Prior to BDCA, Carol was a Senior Associate at Churchill Financial where she worked in the Underwriting and Portfolio Management group. Before then, she worked at CapitalSource, focused on underwriting leveraged loans for lower and traditional middle market companies. She also held Associate and Analyst positions at Bank of Ireland (Leveraged Acquisition Finance group) and Lehman Brothers (Mergers & Acquisitions group).

    Carol graduated from Georgetown University in 2001 with a B.S. in business administration.

  • Kelli Marti

    Senior Managing Director, Head of CLO Management & Co-Head of Chicago Office

    Kelli Marti serves as Churchill’s Head of CLO Management, the Portfolio Investment Strategist for Nuveen Churchill Private Capital Income Fund (PCAP) and Co-Head of Chicago Office. As Head of CLO Management, she is responsible for the management and growth of Churchill’s middle market CLO platform, including day-to-day vehicle oversight, assisting in the sourcing of assets and trading strategy development, as well as participating in fundraising initiatives. As Portfolio Investment Strategist, Kelli serves as the portfolio manager of PCAP, overseeing day-to-day investment activity and helping to make investment decisions on behalf of the fund.

    Before joining Churchill, Kelli spent eighteen years at Crestline Denali Capital, a CLO asset manager. Most recently she served as Crestline Denali’s Managing Director and Chief Credit Officer where she was responsible for overseeing the firm’s entire credit function including new business underwriting and portfolio management. She also served on the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining Crestline Denali, Kelli was a Vice President at Heller Financial where she was responsible for underwriting and managing middle market loans. Prior to joining Heller, she was an Assistant Vice President at First Source Financial where she underwrote direct middle market transactions on behalf of the firm’s CLO portfolio.  She began her career as an auditor at KPMG in Chicago.

    Kelli graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and received her MBA with high honors from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She previously earned her CPA certification.

  • John McCally

    Senior Managing Director & General Counsel

    John McCally serves as the general counsel for Churchill Asset Management, an investment specialist of Nuveen. He has been responsible for day-to-day legal matters for the firm since its launch in 2015.

    Previously, John was an associate general counsel at Nuveen. At Nuveen, John provided advice and strategic guidance to investment and business development teams focused on public and private fixed income, derivatives and structured products, and was responsible for legal matters pertaining to Nuveen’s Leveraged Finance platform.  Prior to Nuveen, John was an associate with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, specializing in derivatives, structured products and investment management.

    John graduated from Duke University and received his juris doctor from The George Washington University Law School.

  • Kevin Meyer

    Managing Director, Head of Origination

    Kevin joined Churchill Asset Management in 2015 and currently serves as Managing Director, Head of Origination with over twelve years of experience in middle market leveraged finance. Previously, he was an Assistant Vice President and Underwriter at GE Capital, a financial services institution that is focused on making direct senior, middle market loans. Prior to GE Capital, Kevin worked in sports marketing and event management at FIFA.

    Kevin graduated from Fordham in 2008 with a B.A. in finance and minor concentration in economics. He received his MBA with specializations in finance and international business from Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business in 2012.

  • Anne Philpott, CFA

    Managing Director, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions

    Anne is a Managing Director on the Private Equity and Junior Capital team at Churchill Asset Management, where she is actively involved in sourcing and executing investments in junior capital and equity co-investments, as well as investments in private equity funds. She is also a member of the Private Equity and Junior Capital team’s Investment Committee, overseeing six private equity and junior capital mandates, including LP commitments, equity co-investments, structured capital, secondaries and junior capital loans. Additionally, Anne serves as Co-Head of Churchill’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, where she collaborates on initiatives that prioritize inclusion and authenticity.

    Previously, Anne was a Senior Director on the Private Equity and Junior Capital team at Nuveen. Ms. Philpott joined TIAA in 2005 and began her career as an Associate in the Private Placements group. As part of the Private Placements team she acted as a lead originator and portfolio manager for a variety of domestic and international high grade corporate debt investments.

    Anne holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a CFA charter holder and member of the CFA Institute.

  • Marissa Short

    Managing Director, Funds Controller

    Marissa joined Churchill Asset Management in 2018 and currently serves as Managing Director, Funds Controller with thirteen years of financial services experience. Previously, she was a senior manager in the Wealth and Asset Management Practice at Ernst & Young LLP, responsible for the planning, implementation, and completion of financial statement audits for top tier SEC and non-SEC clients.

    Marissa received her B.S. in Accounting and Business Administration from Lehigh University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

  • Jill White

    Managing Director, Deputy Head of Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    Jill joined Churchill Asset Management in 2018 and currently serves as Managing Director, Deputy Head of Underwriting and Portfolio Management with over 10 years of experience in middle market leveraged finance. Before joining Churchill, she worked at Antares Capital on the underwriting and portfolio management team, where she lead processes for senior debt financings. Prior to that, she spent several years on the Antares credit advisory team managing distressed credit situations. Prior to Antares Capital, Jill completed the GE Capital Investment Analyst program.

    Jill graduated summa cum laude from John Carroll University with a B.S. in finance and minor in mathematics.

  • Bill Huffman

    Head of Equities & Fixed Income, Nuveen

    Bill heads equities and fixed income for Nuveen’s multi-affiliate model. He is also the president of Nuveen Asset Management, responsible for leading all of the business management activities.

    He joined the firm in 2008 from Northern Trust where he was president and chief executive officer of Northern Trust Global Advisors, Inc., and concurrently served as chief executive officer of Northern Trust Global Investments Limited located in London. Prior to these roles, Bill served as the director of quantitative product management for Northern Trust. He began his career in 1991 as the leader of the internal audit group responsible for treasury, investment management and finance functions at the Northern Trust Corporation.

    Bill graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago. He has also passed the Certified Public Accountant exam. Bill serves on the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago Board of Directors and the Rush Medical Center Arthritis and Orthopedics Leadership Committee.

  • Ken Kencel

    President & CEO

    Ken serves as President and CEO of Churchill Asset Management, an affiliate of Nuveen, the asset management arm of TIAA, a Fortune 500 financial services company. He also serves as Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Nuveen Churchill Direct Lending Corp. (NYSE: NCDL) and Nuveen Churchill Private Capital Income Fund (PCAP), Churchill’s publicly registered business development companies.

    Throughout his over 35-year career in the investment industry, he has accrued a broad range of experience in leading private credit investment businesses. Previously, Ken served as a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, where he also served as President and a Director of Carlyle Secured Lending, Inc. (Carlyle’s publicly traded business development company). Prior to that he founded and was President and CEO of Churchill Financial Group, served as Head of Leveraged Finance for Royal Bank of Canada and was Head of Indosuez Capital, a leading middle market merchant banking and asset management business in partnership with Credit Agricole Group. Ken was also a founder of the high yield finance business at Chase Securities (now JP Morgan Chase). He began his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Drexel Burnham Lambert. He regularly appears as a guest commentator on private credit markets on Bloomberg, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times. In 2023, Ken was named by Private Debt Investor as “One of the 30 ChangeMakers” who helped shape the private debt industry over the past decade.

    Ken graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. He serves on the Pension Investment Advisory Committee for the Archdiocese of New York, the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Canisius High School (a private Jesuit Preparatory school in Buffalo, NY), the Advisory Board of Teach for America (Connecticut), and the Milken Institute’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Asset Management Executive Council. Ken is a former member of the Board of Advisors and Adjunct Professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

  • Kevin McCarthy

    Secretary & General Counsel, Nuveen

    Kevin serves as secretary and general counsel for Nuveen and is a member of the firm’s executive committee. He has led the development of Nuveen’s legal department to support the significant expansion and increasing complexity of Nuveen’s business and also partners with business leaders across the firm to support product development. Kevin serves as an officer of Nuveen Funds and is involved in the day-to-day operation, management and development of the firm’s funds business while also playing an active role in fund board relations.

    Before coming to Nuveen in 2007, Kevin was a Partner with Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLP. While at Bell, Boyd, he represented a number of mutual fund complexes, including Nuveen, and their advisers. Kevin also represented the independent board members of several fund complexes and also focused his practice on general corporate and securities law matters, including mergers and acquisitions.

    Kevin graduated with a B.B.A. in Accounting from Notre Dame and a J.D. from the University of Illinois, College of Law. He is currently a board member of Lurie Children’s Hospital.

  • Jose Minaya

    Chief Executive Officer, Nuveen

    Jose serves as Chief Executive Officer of Nuveen and was named President of Global Investments in December 2016 with accountability for leading and managing over $900 billion in AUM within thirteen distinct Public and Alternative affiliates. He also acts as Chairman to several of our subsidiary companies. In addition, he is a member of the Nuveen Investment and Risk committees. Previously, Jose was President of Nuveen Global Real Assets where he was responsible for the business activities and strategic direction across various asset classes including real estate, agriculture, timber, infrastructure, energy, and alternative credit strategies. Prior to that, Jose was Head of Private Markets Asset Management and served as Head of Natural Resources & Infrastructure Investments where he was responsible for building and managing the agriculture, timber, energy, and infrastructure investment platforms. Since joining the Nuveen organization in 2004, he also managed transactions involving privately-placed debt and equity.

    Jose has over 23 years of investment experience including positions at AIG Global Investment Group where he was involved in emerging markets equity transactions, and the investment banking groups at Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan where his responsibilities included mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. He holds a B.S. in finance from Manhattan College, where he was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international economics honor society, and an MBA from Dartmouth College, Amos Tuck School of Business where he was a Robert Toigo Fellow.

    Jose is a distinguished recipient of the 2016 Toigo Blazing Trails award for his demonstrated commitment to the education and leadership of the next generation of financial services talent. He also Co-Chairs the TIAA Military/Veterans Employee Resource Group which advances active duty and reserve military membership while helping TIAA better serve military and veteran clients. Finally, he is a recognized expert on real assets investing and is frequently sought after by the media and industry events for his perspectives and insights on the asset class.

  • Randy Schwimmer

    Vice Chairman, Co-Head of Senior Lending

    Randy is Vice Chairman and Co-Head of Senior Lending and oversees senior lending origination and capital markets for Churchill Asset Management, an investment specialist of Nuveen.

    Randy has broad experience in middle market finance and is widely credited with developing loan syndications for middle market companies. Prior to joining the firm, Randy served as a senior managing director and head of capital markets and indirect origination at Churchill Financial. In those positions, he took responsibility for all loan capital markets activities and for managing the firm’s indirect origination platform. Before that, he worked as managing director and head of leveraged finance syndication for BNP Paribas. He spent 15 years at JP Morgan Chase in corporate banking and loan syndications, where he originated, structured and syndicated leveraged loans.

    Randy graduated with a B.A., cum laude, from Trinity College and an M.A. from the University of Chicago.

  • Mathew Linett

    Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Senior Lending

    Mat is co-head of senior lending and oversees senior loan underwriting and portfolio management for Churchill Asset Management, an investment specialist of Nuveen.
    Previously, he was a credit portfolio manager at Loeb King Capital and Havens Advisors, as well as a senior vice president at Jefferies & Co. He also served as a vice president at Indosuez Capital, a middle market merchant banking and asset management business, where he worked closely with Churchill’s CEO, Ken Kencel. Mat has invested at all levels of the capital structure including senior secured loans, public and private mezzanine debt, as well as private equity co-investments. In addition, he has significant distressed debt experience both as an investor in the secondary market as well as through direct workouts of middle market loans.

    Mat graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s dual degree program with a B.S., cum laude, in Economics from the Wharton School and a B.A., honors, in International Relations from the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Kelli Marti

    Senior Managing Director, Head of CLO Management & Co-Head of Chicago Office

    Kelli Marti serves as Churchill’s Head of CLO Management, the Portfolio Investment Strategist for Nuveen Churchill Private Capital Income Fund (PCAP) and Co-Head of Chicago Office. As Head of CLO Management, she is responsible for the management and growth of Churchill’s middle market CLO platform, including day-to-day vehicle oversight, assisting in the sourcing of assets and trading strategy development, as well as participating in fundraising initiatives. As Portfolio Investment Strategist, Kelli serves as the portfolio manager of PCAP, overseeing day-to-day investment activity and helping to make investment decisions on behalf of the fund.

    Before joining Churchill, Kelli spent eighteen years at Crestline Denali Capital, a CLO asset manager. Most recently she served as Crestline Denali’s Managing Director and Chief Credit Officer where she was responsible for overseeing the firm’s entire credit function including new business underwriting and portfolio management. She also served on the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining Crestline Denali, Kelli was a Vice President at Heller Financial where she was responsible for underwriting and managing middle market loans. Prior to joining Heller, she was an Assistant Vice President at First Source Financial where she underwrote direct middle market transactions on behalf of the firm’s CLO portfolio.  She began her career as an auditor at KPMG in Chicago.

    Kelli graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and received her MBA with high honors from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She previously earned her CPA certification.

  • Kevin Meyer

    Managing Director, Head of Origination

    Kevin joined Churchill Asset Management in 2015 and currently serves as Managing Director, Head of Origination with over twelve years of experience in middle market leveraged finance. Previously, he was an Assistant Vice President and Underwriter at GE Capital, a financial services institution that is focused on making direct senior, middle market loans. Prior to GE Capital, Kevin worked in sports marketing and event management at FIFA.

    Kevin graduated from Fordham in 2008 with a B.A. in finance and minor concentration in economics. He received his MBA with specializations in finance and international business from Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business in 2012.

  • Jill White

    Managing Director, Deputy Head of Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    Jill joined Churchill Asset Management in 2018 and currently serves as Managing Director, Deputy Head of Underwriting and Portfolio Management with over 10 years of experience in middle market leveraged finance. Before joining Churchill, she worked at Antares Capital on the underwriting and portfolio management team, where she lead processes for senior debt financings. Prior to that, she spent several years on the Antares credit advisory team managing distressed credit situations. Prior to Antares Capital, Jill completed the GE Capital Investment Analyst program.

    Jill graduated summa cum laude from John Carroll University with a B.S. in finance and minor in mathematics.

  • Joe Lee

    Managing Director, Underwriting and Portfolio Management

    Joe joined Churchill Asset Management in 2019 and currently serves as Managing Director in the underwriting and portfolio management group. He has over a decade of private equity and leveraged finance investment experience and was previously a Vice President in Structured Finance Investing and Lending at Goldman Sachs, focused on principal investments across corporate credit and structured products. Before Goldman Sachs, he worked at Antares Capital, where he structured and executed middle market leveraged buyout transactions.  Prior to that, Joe was on the originations team at Mubadala GE Capital, focused on sourcing global debt investment opportunities, and he was also an investment professional for GE Equity, the global private equity arm of GE Capital. Joe began his career at GE Capital, where he graduated from the Financial Management Program.

    Joe earned his B.S. in Accounting from Boston College, Carroll School of Management.

  • Jessica Nels

    Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets

    Jessica is a Managing Director in the Capital Markets team for Churchill Asset Management where she is responsible for middle market club transactions, syndication and lender relationship management.  Prior to joining Churchill, Jessica was a Director on the Capital Markets team for Twin Brook Capital Partners, the middle market direct lending subsidiary of Angelo, Gordon & Co. While at Twin Brook, she structured, underwrote, and syndicated senior debt and unitranche credit facilities for middle-market private equity sponsors.  Prior to that, she held various roles at BMO Harris Bank, Antares Capital and GE Capital.

    Jessica earned a B.S. in finance and accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received an M.B.A. in finance and economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

  • Jason Quinn

    Managing Director, Origination

    Jason joined Churchill Asset Management in 2022 and currently serves as Managing Director, Origination with over fourteen years of experience in middle market leveraged finance. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President at Antares Capital, responsible for sourcing deals and managing relationships with West Coast private equity sponsors.  Prior to that, he was a Vice President leading underwriting processes for senior debt financings supporting sponsored transactions.  He began his career at GE Capital.

    Jason graduated magna cum laude with a BBA from the University of Notre Dame, and he received his MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.  Additionally, he is a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Jeffrey Rabaut

    Managing Director, Origination

    Jeff serves as a Managing Director at Churchill Asset Management with over fifteen years of experience in middle market leveraged finance. He is on the originations team where he focuses on developing relationships with private equity sponsors and middle market lenders.  Before joining Churchill, Jeff was a Director at Sumitomo Mitsui Bank, responsible for launching its Chicago office and Midwest sponsor coverage.  Prior to SMBC, he was a Vice President at Antares Capital and its predecessor firm GE Capital, responsible for screening new investment opportunities, underwriting and portfolio management.

    Jeff graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in finance. He received his MBA with specializations in finance and economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

  • Vivek Sachidanand

    Managing Director, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    Vivek joined Churchill Asset Management in 2021 and serves as a Managing Director in the underwriting and portfolio management group. He has over 15 years of experience in middle market leveraged finance. Prior to joining Churchill, Vivek was a Principal in The Carlyle Group’s Global Credit platform, where he was responsible for originating, structuring, and executing private credit investments. Prior to joining Carlyle, Vivek was a Vice President at Jefferies Finance where he structured and underwrote senior and junior debt financings for sponsor-backed buyouts and M&A transactions. Vivek has also held roles at both Ivy Hill Asset Management and CIFC Asset Management, where he evaluated primary and secondary senior secured investment opportunities and managed a portfolio of investments across a variety of sectors.

    Vivek earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan.

  • Tarek Srouji

    Managing Director, Origination

    Tarek joined Churchill Asset Management in 2018 and currently serves as a Managing Director in the originations team, where he is responsible for developing relationships with private equity sponsors. He has over a decade of experience in private equity and leveraged finance.  Previously, he worked at BNP Paribas as a Director in the firm’s Merchant Banking and Loan Syndication Groups.  In these roles, he was responsible for originating, underwriting and syndicating private equity debt financings. Previously, Tarek held similar positions at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. Tarek began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he earned his CPA and performed due diligence and quality of earnings reviews primarily for private equity clients.

    Tarek graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Finance and Accounting and has an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

  • Mark Tamburello

    Managing Director, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    Mark rejoined Churchill Asset Management in 2020 and serves as a Managing Director in the underwriting and portfolio management group with over 14 years of experience.  Previously, he was with The Carlyle Group’s Direct Lending platform and was responsible for executing middle market senior, unitranche, and junior debt investments.  Prior to Carlyle, Mark was an Associate at Churchill which he joined in 2010. He also held positions at Olympus Partners, a middle market private equity firm, and Harris Williams & Co., an investment bank focused on mergers and acquisitions of middle market companies.  Mark received a BS in business administration with distinction from the University of North Carolina.

  • Nicholas Carroll

    Principal, Origination

    Nick joined Churchill Asset Management in 2017 and currently serves as a Principal in the Origination team with over nine years of experience in leveraged finance markets across both large cap and middle market deals. Previously, he was an Analyst within the Investment Bank at JP Morgan working with the diversified industrials credit group. Prior to joining JP Morgan, Nick worked as an Analyst at GE Capital, a financial services institution that focused on making direct senior, middle market loans.

    Nick graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2012 with a B.A in economics, with minors in accounting and communications.

  • Pranai Cheroo

    Principal, Origination

    Pranai joined Churchill Asset Management in 2023, where he is responsible for originating and leading middle market financing transactions as well as developing relationships with private equity sponsors. He has been in middle market leveraged finance for over 14 years. Previously, he was a Principal at The Carlyle Group, responsible for sourcing deals and managing relationships with private equity firms, as well as leading the underwriting, structuring and execution of debt financings. Prior to his time at Carlyle, Pranai held similar positions at Summit Partners and BNP Paribas.

    Pranai graduated with a BA from Tufts University, where he double majored in Quantitative Economics and Mathematics. He is based in Los Angeles.

  • Jacob Iati

    Principal, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    Jake joined Churchill Asset Management in 2019 and currently serves as a Principal in the underwriting and portfolio management group with over five years of experience in investment banking and middle market leveraged finance. Previously, he was an Associate within the Investment Bank at J.P. Morgan working in the healthcare, consumer and retail credit group. Prior to that, Jake worked as an Analyst in J.P. Morgan’s middle market banking division.

    Jake graduated from the University at Albany with a B.S. in Business Administration, with a concentration in finance and management. He also received an M.B.A. from the University at Albany.

  • Sean Mancini

    Principal, Origination

    Sean joined Churchill Asset Management in 2015 and currently serves as a Principal in the Origination team with over eight years of experience in middle market leveraged finance. Previously, he was an Associate at GE Capital, a financial services institution focused on making direct senior, middle market loans. Sean was accepted and graduated from the GE Capital Financial Management Program.

    Sean graduated from The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business with a B.S. in finance. He also received an international business degree from Institute at Palazzo Rucellai.

  • Joseph McShane

    Principal, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    Joe joined Churchill Asset Management in 2022 where he currently serves as a Principal in the underwriting and portfolio management group with over twelve years of experience in senior lending and middle market leveraged finance. Previously, Joe held various roles at JPMorgan, where he was most recently a Vice President in the middle market banking division focused on originating and structuring transactions for private equity and venture capital backed corporate borrowers within the for-profit healthcare sector. Prior to that, he was a Vice President within the Investment Bank at JPMorgan working with the healthcare, consumer, and retail credit group, where he was primarily focused on leveraged finance transactions with both large and mid-cap healthcare corporate borrowers.

    Joe graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a B.A. in Political Science.

  • Paul Sadlowski

    Principal, Origination

    Paul joined Churchill Asset Management in 2023 and currently serves as a Principal on the Origination team, where he is responsible for developing relationships with private equity sponsors and lenders.  He brings over fifteen years of experience and expertise in private equity, leveraged finance and capital markets, having most recently served as Executive Director at J.P. Morgan in the firm’s Leveraged Finance Group.  In this role, he was responsible for originating, underwriting and syndicating private equity and corporate financings.  Paul began his career at Segall Bryant & Hamill Asset Management where he was an investment professional in the firm’s Fixed Income group.

    Paul graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in Economics and History and has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

  • Sanjeet Singh

    Principal, Underwriting & Portfolio Management

    Sanjeet joined Churchill Asset Management in 2018 and currently serves as a Principal in the underwriting and portfolio management group with more than five years of experience in middle market leveraged finance and investment banking. Prior to joining Churchill, he was on the direct lending team at Medley Capital, a credit-focused asset manager providing financing solutions for middle-market transactions. Sanjeet began his career in investment banking at Bowen Advisors in Boston focused on M&A advisory.

    Sanjeet graduated from the University of Michigan, with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Math.