Stephen Murray…Who was the man? What did he do? Every time a name is mentioned it never fails that these two questions come up. Let’s find out a little bit about this man.
Unfortunately as of March 12th, 2015 Stephen Murray died. It is unfortunate, but we do know a lot about him. He was a philanthropist and a president of a company called CCMP Capital, which is a private equity firm. This firm focuses on buyout and growth equity transactions.
According to sources, he had left Stephen Murray CCMP Capital with what could only be described as ‘health reasons’. He had been with CCMP since 1989 and for a short time it was known as Chase Capital Partners, before J.P. Morgan bought Chase, which is now a national chain of banks.
People are deeply saddened by the news of his passing and are grateful for all that he has contributed, which has been much. He will be missed. He is survived by his wife and four sons. They lived in Stamford, Connecticut at the time of his unexpected death.
Here is a little about his background though. Murray was raised in a New York City suburb in Westchester County, New York. Stephen Murray graduated Boston College in 1984 with a degree in Economics. In 1989 he earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Colombia Business School.
Not long after he graduated Boston College he landed his first job. He was part of the credit analyst training program at Manufacturer’s Hanover Corporation. In 1989, he joined MH Equity Corporation.
Murray did support Make A Wish Foundation, which gives kids with life threatening medical conditions requests, known as ‘wishes’ to have experiences that they may not otherwise have. He also supported his local food bank as well. He also supported Boston College; where he went to school and was also on the board of directors.
He will be missed greatly.
Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://fortune.com/2015/02/17/exclusive-ccmp-capital-ceo-stephen-murray-leaves-firm/