Professionally, Stephen Murray was known as a private equity investor, financial analyst, and founding CEO of CCMP, a well-respected financial services company. Personally, Murray was a dedicated husband and father and a well known philanthropist.
Stephen Murray was also focused on giving back to the colleges he attended. He was also a hardworking, experienced financial services professional that work his way up from an entry level training program to president and CEO of one of the most powerful financial services companies with over $12 billion in transactions.
Murray long had an interest in financial services. The led him to major in economics at Boston college. When Murray hot his bachelors degree in 1984, he decided to participate in a credit analyst training program the Manufacturers Hanover Corporation was making available.
While in the training program, Stephen Murray was also pursuing his Masters degree in Business Administration at Columbia Business School. In 1989 he got his MBA and was offered a job with Manufacturers Hanover’s private equity and leveraged finance section call MH Equity Partners. That was a move that would eventually lead to Murray becoming CEO of financial services giant CCMP.
Philanthropy is also a very important part of the life of Stephen P. Murray according to WSJ. He has thrown his support behind several organizations serving people in need. One his favorite charities was the Make A Wish Foundation. Murray was very active in this organization’s metropolitan New York branch.
He also gave his time and support to the Stamford Museum, and the food bank of Lower Marion County. Stephen Murray was also very much involved in his alma maters. He frequently lent any support he could to Columbia Business School and was the board of trustees of Boston College vice president.
Stephen Murray was also involved helping to guide a number of well- known companies. In fact he was on the board of quite a few companies including AMC Entertainment, Aramark,
Cabela’s, Warner Chilcott, Generac Power Systems, Pinnacle Foods, Legacy Hospital Partners, and The Vitamin Shoppe. Stephen Murray was loved by a wide array of business owners and private citizens whose lives he has touched.
Sadly, Stephen Murray beloved husband, father, philanthropist, and financial services professional died on March 12, 2015. Although he was only 52 year old when he died, he had a positive impact on the world. He was a loving parent, effective CEO at CCMP, and longtime philanthropist.