Stephen Murray; Great Businessman, Greater Man

Stephen Murray spent sixteen years with CCMP, through it’s many changes and mergers. Joining them in 1989 and continuing on through the years to eventually becoming the cheif executive officer in 2007, Stephen Murray CCMP Capital on wikipedia was a huge player in the company and one of the founders when the company spun out of JP Morgan Chase and Company in 2006.

Murray started his illustrious career in 1984 after graduating from Boston College with an economics degree. He joined the credits analyst training program at Manufacturers Hanover Company and stayed on until he graduated from Colombia Business School with a Masters Degree in Business in 1989 and joined the MH Equity Corporation. MH Equity Corporation, would eventually become CCMP and Stephen Murray CCMP Capital would see the company through it all.

Throughout his life, Stephen Murray would support the two schools responsible for his education, Boston College of which he also served on the board of trustees and Colombia Business School, but his generosity didn’t stop there. He was a contributor to the Make-a-Wish foundation, granting wish items to children with life threatening illness and served as a member on the chairman,s council of the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Metro New York. Stephen also enjoyed supporting the Foodbank of Lower Fairfield County and Stamford Museum in Stamford, CT. Stamford Museum was originally an estate and now houses art and history exhibits, nature and science exhibits and a planetarium.

CCMP suffered a loss in February of 2015 when Stephen Murray had to resign due to health reasons. Unfortunately the 52 year old Murray passed away only a short time later on March, 12 2015. A brilliant career and a tragic end to a man who helped make CCMP what it is today. He left behind a wife and four sons and was residing in Stamford, Ct.