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Ken Kencel

  • President and CEO, Churchill Asset Management

About Ken Kencel

Ken serves as President and CEO of Churchill Asset Management, an affiliate of Nuveen. He also serves as Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Nuveen Churchill Direct Lending, Inc.

Previously, Ken served as a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, where he also served as President and a Director of TCG BDC, Inc. Prior to that he was founder, President and CEO of Churchill Financial Group, served as Head of Leveraged Finance for Royal Bank of Canada and was Head of Indosuez Capital. Ken was also a founder of the high yield finance business at Chase Securities. He began his career in the M&A Group at Drexel Burnham Lambert. He regularly appears as a private credit markets expert on Bloomberg, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times.

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 and the Advisory Board of Teach for America. Ken is a guest lecturer at Boston University Questrom School of Business and a former member of the Board of Advisors and Adjunct Professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

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