Brian Roelke is a managing director and head of corporate finance originations for TIAA-CREF Asset Management’s private markets team. In this capacity he sits on the private markets investment committee and leads a group of investment professionals responsible for originating investment transactions in private asset classes including debt private placements, project finance, credit tenant loans, private ABS, senior leveraged loans, mezzanine, and private equity funds and co-investments. In addition, Mr. Roelke is a member of the Churchill Asset Management Board of Directors and Churchill’s investment committee.
He previously served as head of the debt private placements team, and in a number of different positions throughout TIAA-CREF’s investment organization. Mr. Roelke has over 20 years of industry experience and joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2002.Mr. Roelke earned a B.A. in history and economics from Colgate University and an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from New York University, where he was a Stern Scholar, was awarded a Stern Fellowship, and was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society.