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Ken Kencel

  • President & CEO,
    Churchill Asset Management
Ken Kencel

About Ken

Ken serves as president and CEO of Churchill Asset Management, an investment specialist of Nuveen. Throughout his career in the investment industry, he has accrued a broad range of experience in leading middle market financing businesses.

Previously, Ken served as president and a director of Carlyle GMS Finance (Carlyle’s publicly traded business development company). Prior to that he founded and was president and CEO of Churchill Financial, and served as head of leveraged finance for Royal Bank of Canada as well as head of Indosuez Capital, a leading middle market merchant banking and asset management business. Ken also helped to found high yield finance businesses at both Chase Securities (now JP Morgan) and SBC Warburg (now UBS).

Ken serves on the Pension Investment Advisory Committee for the Archdiocese of New York, the Board of Trustees at Canisius High School and the Advisory Board of Teach for America (Connecticut). He 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. Ken graduated with a B.S., magna cum laude, in Business Administration from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.