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Stephen Murray, the man behind CCMP Capital’s success

Stephen Murray, the man behind CCMP Capital’s success

Stephen P. Murray was an American citizen born on 2nd August 1962 in Brooklyn, New York. He ventured into private equity investing and was president and CEO of CCMP Capital. CCMP Capital is a private equity firm which specializes in the buyout and development of equity transactions.

Murray went to high school in Sleepy Hollow high school and later majored in economics at Boston College where he graduated in 1984. He then furthered his studies at Columbia Business School and attained a master’s degree in business administration around five years later. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP: http://ryvoice.org/stephen-murray-and-ccmp-capital/

After graduating in 1984, he became involved in a credit analyst training program that was conducted by Manufacturers Hanover Corporation and then joined the firm to work there after getting his master’s degree. Stephen Murray stayed with the corporation as it went through some ownership changes and mergers with different companies over the years.

The company was known as Chemical Venture Partners when it was formed. Chemical Venture Partners was a part of Chemical Bank so major decisions which affected the bank affected the company (you can learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/realestate/west-village-townhouse-for-17-million.html?_r=0). There was a coalition between Chemical Bank and Manufacturers Hanover Corporation and later on with Chase Manhattan Bank.

Chasse bank was then made a part of J.P Morgan and Company become J.P. Morgan Partners where Stephen Murray was made ahead of buyout business.It was in August 2006 when Murray co-founded CCMP Capital as an independent firm and where he later became the CEO in 2007. Other than CCMP Capital Murray was a board member of several other companies.

He served in AMC Entertainment, The Vitamin Shoppe, Pinnacle Foods, Warner Chilcott, Generac Power Systems, Cabela’s, Legacy Hospital Partners and Aramark. Stephen Murray was a generous man who supported philanthropic endeavors. Metro New York has a foundation called Make-A-Wish which Murray largely supported and became a member of the council. Read more: 5 Questions with Stephen Murray, CEO of CCMP Capital

He made numerous contributions to Boston College where he was also the vice moderator of the board of trustees. He was also involved with the Stamford Museum, the Columbia Business School and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

Stephen was a husband to Tami Murray with whom he had four children; Ryan Murray, Sean Murray, James Murray and Nolan Murray.

He passed away in 2015 on March 12 having left his mark in the field of private equity investing and in the world. Read more: A History of CCMP Capital And Its Founding CEO Stephen Murray