Stephen “Steve” P. Murray was an equity investor and philanthropist. He was born August 2, 1962, and died March 12, 2015, at the age of fifty-two. Although Stephen Murray died at a younger age than most, he was able to accomplish more than most do in a lifetime. Murray was president and chief executive officer of CCMP Capital. CCMP Capital was a company that primarily focused on buyout and growth equity transactions.
Before his career began, he attended Boston College where he graduated in 1984 with a degree in economics. Then in 1989, Murray decided to pursue his education at Columbia Business School where he earned his master’s degree in business administration.
With just his original economics degree in 1984, Murray was able to secure himself a spot in the credit analyst training program at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation. Following his five years with the Manufacturers Hanover Corporation, Murray joined MH Equity Corporation in 1989 after he graduated with his master’s degree in business administration. Read more: Exclusive: CCMP Capital CEO Stephen Murray leaves firm
According to Fortune, After almost fifteen years involved with that company Murray In 2005, Murray became head of buyout business at JP Morgan Partners. This is when he really began to make a name for himself. Finally, in 2007 he became CEO of CCMP, which is a global private equity firm. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: https://www.pehub.com/2007/10/5-questions-with-stephen-murray/
Throughout Murray’s career, he served on the board of many majoring companies, including Aramark, Generac Power Systems, AMC Entertainment, Warner Chilcott, The Vitamin Shoppe, Cabela’s, Pinnacle Foods, and Legacy Hospital Partners. A pretty impressive resume for sure.
Murray resigned from his position at CCMP Capital Advisors just a month prior to his death due to health concerns. There were not many details readily available when it came to the death of Stephen Murray, but it definitely saddened not only his co-workers but his family and friends as well.