Stephen Murray, the founder and CEO of CCMP capital left a huge gap when he died last year at the age of 52. He had recently left the prestigous firm due to health issues. Besides being an excellent private equity investor, he also was a philathropist. As a philanthropist, he gave to a variety of causes that were near and dear to his heart.
Stephen Murray helped build the firm and was a founding partner when CCMP capital was first started in 2005. The firm grew out of the merger of Chemical Venture Partners and MH Capital Partners after a merger in the early 80’s. Stephen Murray was one of the first partners signed on to the firm, and continued to help it grow into the well respected firm it is today. He joined the parent companies, which included JP Morgan, fresh out of business school in 1989.
Stephen Murray CCMP Capital graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in economics in 1984 and in 1989 he went on to earn his Master’s degree in business administration from Columbia’s Business School. Shortly after graduating he became one of the founding partners at CCMP capital, a firm he stayed with until shortly before his death. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/stephen-p-murray#/entity
During his tenure at CCMP capital he rose through the ranks, and made some major accomplishments along the way. Among some of his accomplishments include work as the head of the business buyout devision at JP Morgan. A few years later, in 2005, he helped form CCMP as a partner and quickly became the CEO.
In addition to his work at CCMP, he also served on the board of a number of companies. Most recently he had been on the board of Jetro JDMH Holdings, Octagon Credit Investors, Infogroup INC, among others, several of which he served on until his health issues requried him to step away.
One of the best things that Murray is known for is his work as a philanthropist. This is one of the reasons why it will be so hard to find someone to fill his shoes. He supported the Metro New York Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County and many other organizations.