Winston J. Churchill, Jr.
Chairman, Gesu Board of Trustees
Winston Churchill is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Gesu School. He has been managing general partner of SCP Private Equity Partners since he founded it in 1996, and has over twenty-five years experience in private equity investing. Previously, he had formed Churchill Investment Partners, Inc. in 1989 and CIP Capital, L.P., another venture capital fund, in 1990. Prior to that he was a managing partner of a private investment firm that specialized in leveraged buyouts on behalf of Bessemer Securities Corporation. From 1967 to 1983 he practiced law at the Philadelphia firm of Saul, Ewing, Remick & Saul and served as Chairman of its Banking and Financial Institutions Department, Chairman of the Finance Committee and member of its Executive Committee.
He is a Director of Amkor Technology, Inc., Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc., as well as a number of private companies. He has also served as Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System.
Winston Churchill is currently a trustee of Fordham, Georgetown and Immaculata Universities, American Friends of New College - Oxford, the Gesu School and Young Scholars Charter School.
Win was awarded a B.S. in Physics, summa cum laude, from Fordham followed by an M.A. in Economics from Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Chestnut Hill College conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws to Win in 2005.
Win is a member of the Pennsylvania and New York Bars, and the author of a novel, Running in Place, published in 1973, and co-author of The Little Accountant, published in 2000. He has one son, who is presently attending Georgetown University.