President & CEO
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Kenneth J. Kencel serves as President and CEO of Churchill Asset Management. Throughout his over 30-year career Mr. Kencel has a broad range of experience in leading middle market financing businesses. Previously, he was a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group and President and a Director of Carlyle GMS Finance, Inc. and NF Investment Corp. (Carlyle’s two privately-traded business development companies); 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 middle market merchant banking and asset management business. Mr. Kencel also helped to found high yield finance businesses at both Chase Securities (now JP Morgan) and SBC Warburg (now UBS). He began his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Drexel Burnham Lambert.
Mr. Kencel serves on the Board of Advisors and is an Adjunct Professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.