On March 12th of 2015, Stephen Murray the Chief Executive Officer for CCMP Capital passed away at the young age of 52. During his life Stephen what a successful scholar, private equity investor, and generous philanthropist.
Prior to beginning his professional career, Stephen attended Boston College. He graduated from the esteemed university in 1984 after completing his degree in economics. After graduating from Boston College, Stephen went on to study business administration at Columbia Business School. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://patch.com/connecticut/stamford/stephen-p-murray-52-financial-executive-stamford-resident-vice-chair-boston-college-board-trustees
He graduated from Columbia Business School in 1989 with his Master’s degree. Prior to studying at Columbia Business School, he enrolled in the credit analyst training program at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation. After completing his master’s, he joined the team at MH Equity Corporation.
However, in 1991 MH Equity Corporation was bought out by Chemical Bank, which later went on to merger with CHase Bank in 1996. From there, the company became an acquisition of JP Morgan and Chase, at which point Stephen became the head of all of the buyout business for JP Morgan Partners.
Aside from his accomplishments and positions with those companies, Stephen served on the board for many other companies. Some of those included Aramark, Generac Power Systems, AMC Entertainment, Warner Chilcott, The Vitamin Shoppe, Cabela’s, Pinnacle Foods, and Legacy Hospital Partners.
He strongly believed in the importance of “doing for others” and donated much of his time, money, and resources to organizations that he valued.
A few of the charities that Stephen was involved with were the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York, Boston College, the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Stamford Museum, and Columbia Business School.
Murray resigned from his position as the CEO from Stephen Murray CCMP Capital shortly before his death citing “health reasons”. In an article by The New York Post, a representative from the company was quoted as saying “A founding partner of CCMP Capital, Stephen Murray CCMP Capital was a terrific investor and deal maker who spent the majority of his career in private equity. We are grateful for his positive contributions to the success of CCMP and its predecessors.”
Stephen will be missed deeply by all of friends, family and colleagues. There is no telling of the accomplishments that he would have made into the future.