Stephen Murray- An Investor and Philanthropist

Steve Murray was a well-renowned philanthropist as well as an investor. He was once the chief executive officer and president of CCMP Capital- a private equity firm that focuses mainly on growth and buyout equity transactions. Murray’s educational background was as follows. He studied for his undergraduate degree in economics at the Boston College and graduated in 1984. Later, he also pursued a master’s degree in Business Administration and graduated in 1989.

After graduating from the Boston College in 1984, Steve Murray enrolled at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation for a credit analyst training program. After achieving his coveted master’s degree in 1989, he joined the Manufacturers Hanover Equity Corporation. Afterward, Murray began working at JP Morgan Partners in pursuit of greener pastures in the year 2005. Murray got a promotion to the position of chief of buyout business.

During his years of being employed, he gained enough experience and expertise. In 2006, Steve Murray headed the CCMP Capital, as a spinout of JP Morgan Chase and it comprised of a growth and buyout equity team of its private equity group. In 2007, Murray was then named as CEO of CCMP Capital. This was so, since over his years as an employee; he was able to depict quality leadership skills.

As a person who was able to lead and serve diligently, Steve Murray was also appointed to sit on the board of various significant companies such as Legacy Hospital Partners, Warner Chilcott, Aramark, Cabela’s, The Vitamin Shoppe, Pinnacle Foods, AMC Entertainment and AMC Entertainment. He was also on the board of trustees at Boston College and held the position of Chairman. In addition, Murray was also a member of the Make a Wish Foundation of Metro New York in the chairman’s council.

As a philanthropist, he was able to assist many through making donations on ccmpcapital.com. His helping hand was extended to the Make-A-wish Foundation based in Metro New York. He also donated to the Boston College under the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, the Columbia Business and the Stamford Museum.

For the little time he had on this earth, Stephen Murray was able to on nypost.com, up to the age of 52 when he finally rested in peace. As the CEO CCMP Capital, he served diligently, and after his death. A lesson well learned from Stephen Murray is that nothing lasts forever. Even after his death, his legacy still lives on.