Churchill Asset Management hired industry veteran Christopher Freeze as senior managing director and head of investor relations.

“We are delighted to welcome Chris to our Churchill senior management team and believe he will provide invaluable leadership in our mission to continually deliver outstanding service and support to our growing global investor base,” Ken Kencel, president and CEO of Churchill Asset Management, said. “With $24 billion of committed capital under management across Churchill’s integrated middle market private capital platform, Chris will play a key role in fostering current investor engagement and articulating our differentiated strategy to new investors as we expand our array of investment options.”

Freeze has experience managing investor relationships with a range of global institutional, family office and high net worth investors, including building and managing a team of investor relations professionals. Before joining Churchill, he spent more than nine years at The Carlyle Group, most recently as managing director and co-head of investor relations, leading a group of professionals focused on all of the firm’s investment strategies, including corporate private equity, global credit, real assets and investment solutions. Prior to that, Freeze worked at Credit Suisse, serving as CEO of the customized fund investment group, as well as chief compliance officer of the firm’s Zurich-based FINRA licensed broker/dealer and investment adviser.

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.