Stephen Murray, Gone Too Soon

Stephen P. Murray was the CEO of CCMP Capital from 2007 until 2015. He was one of the co-founders of CCMP Capital. CCMP Capital is a private equity investment firm that focuses on buyouts. Some of its investments include 1-800-FlOWERS and Guitar Center, Inc. Stephen Murray was a dedicated CEO of CCMP Capital. He passed away in 2015.

Stephan Murray was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1962. He attended Sleepy Hollow High School in North Tarrytown, NY. Murray went to undergraduate at Boston College, where he got his bachelor’s in economics and graduated in 1984. Soon after graduating, Murray became a credit analyst trainer for Manufacturers Hanover Corporation.

In 1989, he graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration from Columbia Business School. Throughout his early career, Murray focused his attention on buyout companies. In 2005, Murray became part of the buyout company owned by JP Morgan. In 2006, Murray co-founded CCMP as part of a group of JP Morgan Chase, after a scandalous buyout by the company’s in-house firm.

Murray was named CEO of CCMP Capital in 2007. Murray was excellent as CEO, helping the company raise 3.6 billion dollars in 2014 alone. CCMP, under Murray, typically spent anywhere from 100 to 500 million dollars per transaction. Murray was interested in private equity investments.  Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://rcactrack.com/2016/01/01/ccmp-capital-resumes-business-after-death-of-stephen-murray/ and http://nypost.com/2015/03/13/ccmps-murray-dead-at-52/

Stephen Murray also was a generous philanthropist. He supported many foundations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York, as well as the Stamford Museum in Stamford, Connecticut, where he lived with his wife and four children. Murray was also on the board of trustees for Boston College and a member of the chairman’s council for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Metro New York.

In February of 2015, Murray left his position at CCMP due to a health related reason. On March 12, 2015, Stephen Murray succumbed to his illness. He was 52.

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