Stephen Murray, former president and CEO of CCMP Capital, passed away at the age of 52 on March 12th, 2015. Murray was a successful business executive who was admired by many. Murray earned an economics degree from Boston College as well as an MBA from Columbia Business School before embarking on his incredibly successful career as a private equities executive.
Upon graduating from Boston College in 1984, Murray went to work for Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. in New York. Murray quickly rose through the ranks and became vice president of middle-market lending.
Murray continued to stay with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co., which after a number of mergers, eventually became CCMP, a capital equities firm that invests $100 to $500 million dollars for each transaction. Some of the firms that CCMP Capital has worked with include Cabela’s, Inc. Quizno’s Corp., and Warner Chilcott Plc. Murray was named CEO of CCMP Capital in 2007.
Murray also had time for volunteer and philanthropic endeavors. He served on the boards of well-known and well-respected successful companies including AMC Entertainment, Aramark, The Vitamin Shoppe, and Pinnacle Foods. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: https://www.pehub.com/2007/10/5-questions-with-stephen-murray/
But Murray’s contributions don’t end there. Steven Murray also has a philanthropic spirit. He wasn’t just involved in giving back to organizations in which he was personally involved such as Boston College and Columbia Business School, but he also was also concerned with helping those in need.
This was evident from his support of both The Make a Wish Foundation of Metro New York and The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. Furthermore, Stephen Murray CCMP Capital recognized the importance of funding the arts with his support of the Stamford Museum.
Stephen Murray, successful businessman, husband, and father gave his time and his talent to all of the things he felt were important. In addition to succeeding in the world of big business, Murray was married and raised four sons with his wife Tami.