Management team

Executive officers

Shai Vichness

Shai Vichness

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

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Shai Vichness

Shai Vichness

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Shai Vichness serves as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company, NC SLF Inc. and Nuveen Churchill Private Capital Income Fund and as a Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Churchill. Previously, as Managing Director and Head of Senior Leveraged Lending for Nuveen, Mr. Vichness was responsible for initiating Nuveen’s investment program in middle market senior loans and was directly involved in the launch of Churchill as an affiliate in 2015. Since the launch of Churchill, Mr. Vichness has been a member of Churchill’s Investment Committee and has been actively engaged in the management of the firm, including the development of its infrastructure and operations. Mr. Vichness joined Nuveen in 2005 and has spent his entire career in the private debt markets, with a significant amount of time spent in the firm’s workout and restructuring department.

Mr. Vichness holds a B.B.A. from Baruch College, CUNY and is a CFA charterholder.

John McCally

John McCally

Vice President and Secretary

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John McCally

John McCally

Vice President and Secretary

John McCally is the Vice President and Secretary of the Company, NC SLF Inc. and Nuveen Churchill Private Capital Income Fund, and serves as the General Counsel for Churchill after establishing Churchill with the Churchill Financial Founders in 2015. Mr. McCally was appointed the Chief Compliance Officer in April 2023. Mr. McCally has served in the TIAA and Nuveen legal departments since 2010, including as the head of legal for Nuveen Leveraged Finance. Mr. McCally also provides legal support for various investment and asset management teams within the Nuveen and TIAA businesses, including those engaged in public and private fixed income, derivatives and structured products. Prior to joining the organization in 2010, Mr. McCally was an associate with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, specializing in derivatives, structured products and investment management, based in its Washington, DC office.

Mr. McCally received a B.A. from Duke University and a juris doctor from The George Washington University Law School.

Marissa Short

Marissa Short

Controller

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Marissa Short

Marissa Short

Controller

Marissa Short joined Churchill in 2018 and currently serves as Controller of the Company, NC SLF Inc. and Nuveen Churchill Private Capital Income Fund, and as Managing Director, Funds Controller of Churchill. 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.

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

Footnotes:

1. Churchill Asset Management Partner

2. Member of Churchill Senior Lending Investment Committee

NCDL senior leadership

Ken Kencel

Ken Kencel

Chief Executive Officer, President, Chairman of the Board

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Ken Kencel

Ken Kencel

Chief Executive Officer, President, Chairman of the Board

Kenneth Kencel has served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of the Company since December 2019 and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Churchill since 2015. Mr. Kencel has served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of NC SLF Inc., a closed-end fund registered under the 1940 Act, since March 2021, and Nuveen Churchill Private Capital Income Fund, a BDC, since March 2022. Throughout his over 35-year career in the investment industry, Mr. Kencel has accrued a broad range of experience in leading private credit investment businesses. Previously, Mr. Kencel served as a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, and from May 2014 to April 2015, he also served as President and a Director of TCG BDC, Inc. (Carlyle’s publicly traded business development company). Previously, he founded and was President and CEO of Churchill Financial Group; 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 in partnership with Credit Agricole Group. Mr. Kencel also helped to found 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.

Mr. Kencel 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 (Connecticut). Mr. Kencel 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. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and his J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Jason Strife

Jason Strife

NCDL Investment Committee Member

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Jason Strife

Jason Strife

NCDL Investment Committee Member

Jason Strife serves as Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity & Junior Capital at Churchill. Jason Strife is responsible for sourcing, executing, portfolio construction and monitoring Churchill’s middle market private equity and junior capital investment efforts, including fund commitments, equity co-investments and junior debt investments. Prior to joining Nuveen, Mr. Strife was a Principal at Bison Capital, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm focused on structured junior capital investments in lower middle market companies. Prior to Bison Capital, Mr. Strife was an investment professional at Weston Presidio, a Boston and San Francisco-based middle market private equity firm focused on growth capital and leveraged buyout investing. Prior to Weston Presidio, Mr. Strife worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions group of Wachovia Securities, executing primarily sell side transactions on behalf of private equity clients.

Mr. Strife graduated with a Master’s degree in Accounting and a Bachelor’s degree in Analytical Finance from Wake Forest University.

Randy Schwimmer

Randy Schwimmer

NCDL Investment Committee Member

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Randy Schwimmer

Randy Schwimmer

NCDL Investment Committee Member

Senior Managing Director Durant D. (“Randy”) Schwimmer serves as Vice Chairman, Co-Head of Senior Lending and supervises origination and capital markets for Churchill’s Senior Loan Investment Team. He is widely credited with developing loan syndications for middle market companies. Mr. Schwimmer brings 30 years of experience in middle market finance to Churchill, having served as a Senior Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets & 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 then, Mr. Schwimmer 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.

Mr. Schwimmer graduated from Trinity College with a cum laude B.A. He earned his M.A. from the University of Chicago.

Mathew Linett

Mathew Linett

NCDL Investment Committee Member

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Mathew Linett

Mathew Linett

NCDL Investment Committee Member

Mathew Linett serves as Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Senior Lending and supervises underwriting and portfolio management for Churchill’s Senior Loan Investment Team. He brings nearly 30 years of leveraged finance experience with a strong emphasis on the middle market. He 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. Previously, he was a Credit Portfolio Manager at Loeb King Capital and Havens Advisors, a Senior Vice President at Jefferies & Co., as well as a Vice President at Indosuez Capital – a middle market merchant banking and asset management business. Mr. Linett and Mr. Kencel worked closely together at Indosuez Capital.

Mr. Linett graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s dual degree program with a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School and a B.A. (honors) in international relations from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Shai Vichness

Shai Vichness

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

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Shai Vichness

Shai Vichness

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Shai Vichness serves as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company, NC SLF Inc. and Nuveen Churchill Private Capital Income Fund and as a Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Churchill. Previously, as Managing Director and Head of Senior Leveraged Lending for Nuveen, Mr. Vichness was responsible for initiating Nuveen’s investment program in middle market senior loans and was directly involved in the launch of Churchill as an affiliate in 2015. Since the launch of Churchill, Mr. Vichness has been a member of Churchill’s Investment Committee and has been actively engaged in the management of the firm, including the development of its infrastructure and operations. Mr. Vichness joined Nuveen in 2005 and has spent his entire career in the private debt markets, with a significant amount of time spent in the firm’s workout and restructuring department.

Mr. Vichness holds a B.B.A. from Baruch College, CUNY and is a CFA charterholder.

John McCally

John McCally

Vice President and Secretary

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John McCally

John McCally

Vice President and Secretary

John McCally is the Vice President and Secretary of the Company, NC SLF Inc. and Nuveen Churchill Private Capital Income Fund, and serves as the General Counsel for Churchill after establishing Churchill with the Churchill Financial Founders in 2015. Mr. McCally was appointed the Chief Compliance Officer in April 2023. Mr. McCally has served in the TIAA and Nuveen legal departments since 2010, including as the head of legal for Nuveen Leveraged Finance. Mr. McCally also provides legal support for various investment and asset management teams within the Nuveen and TIAA businesses, including those engaged in public and private fixed income, derivatives and structured products. Prior to joining the organization in 2010, Mr. McCally was an associate with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, specializing in derivatives, structured products and investment management, based in its Washington, DC office.

Mr. McCally received a B.A. from Duke University and a juris doctor from The George Washington University Law School.

Marissa Short

Marissa Short

Controller

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Marissa Short

Marissa Short

Controller

Marissa Short joined Churchill in 2018 and currently serves as Controller of the Company, NC SLF Inc. and Nuveen Churchill Private Capital Income Fund, and as Managing Director, Funds Controller of Churchill. 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.

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

Charmagne Kukulka

Charmagne Kukulka

Chief Compliance Officer

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Charmagne Kukulka

Charmagne Kukulka

Chief Compliance Officer

Charmagne Kukulka has been a Principal and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer at Churchill Asset Management LLC (“Churchill”) since May 2023. Ms. Kukulka is responsible for managing Churchill’s compliance program and provides compliance support in connection with regulatory matters affecting the business. Prior to joining Churchill, Ms. Kukulka was the Chief Compliance Officer at 13D Management LLC, specializing in investment adviser and investment company act rules and regulations from January 2022 to May 2023. She began her compliance career at Blackstone Inc., where she held various roles within the legal and compliance teams administering the compliance program for Blackstone’s registered funds platform from August 2013 to January 2022.

Ms. Kukulka received her B.A. in Business and Corporate Communications from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.