Stephen Murray also regarded as ‘Steve Murray’ was born in August 1962. He was raised on the outskirts of Westchester, New York. He attended the Boston College of Economics in 1984 after which he married Tami Murray and they were blessed with four sons. He attended Columbia School of Business for his MBA graduating in the year 1989.
Stephen Murray was a person who enjoyed giving back to the society. This is evident in the manner at which he strived to make the world a better place by supporting non-profit making organization like for instance, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, based in New Yok. The Foundation was a charity for children who suffered from life-threatening conditions including degenerate diseases, cancer, and autism among others.
This according to Mr. Murray was a worthy initiative that allowed a child aged 3 years old or more to enjoy the dreams of his or her life. He served as the chairman of the board of trustees at Boston College and supported a couple of other initiatives including;
- Columbia Business School Initiative
- Lower Fairfield County’s Food Bank, a charity organization that offers food to approximately 85 non-profit programs and agencies that serve low-income people in 6 town areas including New Canaan, Stamford, Darien, Wilton and Greenwich.
- Stamford Museum.
A Man with a Solid Career
The first company that employed Stephen Murray was Manufacturers Hannover. He was hired as a credit analyst in 1984. Manufacturers Hannover equity group merged with a leveraged finance unit becoming part of MH Equity Corporation.
In 1991, MH Equity was acquired by Chemical Bank forming what was then called Chemical Venture Capital. Chemical Venture Capital rebranded to Chase Partners Capital, following their amalgamation with Chase Bank, Manhattan. Mr. Murray worked with Chase Capital Partners until the company rebranded to JP Morgan & Partners. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://www.wsj.com/articles/ccmp-capital-advisors-gets-backing-to-resume-investing-from-fund-1430946145 and http://observer.com/2015/02/this-old-thing-private-equity-honcho-drops-little-place-uptown-for-11m/
He was employed as the head of the buyout business at the company in the year 2005 as the process of establishing CCMP Capital began. In 2006, Mr. Murray succeeded Jeff Walker as the President of CCMP after the company distanced itself from JP Morgan & Partners. Mr. Murray also used his executive experiences to work with other companies including;
- Legacy Hospital Partners
- AMC Entertainment
- General Power System among others
News about his Death
The news about his death came on 12th March last year, a month earlier after resigning from his executive duties due to health concerns. Murray will forever be a hero not only to his family but the entire CCMP Capital community at large.