The late President and Chief Executive Officer of CCMP Capital Stephen Murray was a well known private equity investor and dedicated philanthropist. In 1984 Murray received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Boston college. After completing his undergrad, Murray immediately enrolled at the Columbia business school, where he earned his master’s degree in business administration. In 2005 Murray was named as head of the buyout sector of Hanover Trust Co. Read more: Stephen Murray, The Great Investor and Deal Maker for CCMP Capital
Murray was often sought out by top companies and organizations for his expertise and leadership skills. He served on the board of several top name organizations such as Cabela’s, Legacy Hospital Partners, Pinnacle Foods and AMC Entertainment.
Aside from his business leadership skills, Murray had a passion for helping people who were less. Philanthropy was a major part of his life, so much that he was vice chairman of the board of trustees at Boston College and a member on the New York Make a Wish Foundation’s chairman council. He also made frequent contributions to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County and Stamford Museum.
When Stephen Murray left CCMP Capital in February 2015 citing health-related issues, his friends and colleagues had no idea that it would be their last time working aside him. Murray passed away on March 12, 2015 at the age of 52. his passing came as a sudden surprise to all who knew and loved him. Several of the companies who were lucky enough to have the opportunity of working with Stephen Murray expressed their sadness over the loss of such an amazing business man and compassionate individual.
Stephen Murray spent a significant amount of his life helping others both personally and professionally. His caring personality and willingness to help others is something that will be missed the most. He will be greatly remembered and forever appreciated for his contributions to the world of business and philanthropy. Murray leaves behind a loving wife, and four sons to carry on his legacy.
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