Stephen Murray made a name for himself in the private equity field. He was a brilliant investor with a knack for making deals that made his clients a lot of money over the course of his long career. Stephen is best known for being the president and CEO of CCMP Capital. This is a private equity company that is located in New York City. He held this position from 2007 until he left the company due to health problems in February of 2015. Unfortunately, he died one month later at the age of 52. However, Stephen Murray left a remarkable legacy in the private equity industry that will not soon be forgotten. Stephen’s career is one that is admired and studied by many investors.
Stephen was always good in school. He used his considerable academic gifts to eventually gain acceptance into Boston College. Stephen Murray decided to major in economics because he knew there were many different career paths he could take with that particular degree. He eventually completed his studies at Boston College in 1984. He received several lucrative job offers at this time. However, he decided to enroll in graduate school in order to further his education. He chose the Columbia School of Business as the place where he would pursue a business administration master’s degree. He would complete this degree in 1989.
With his education complete, Stephen was approached by the Manufacturers Hanover Corporation. They offered him a unique opportunity to join their training program. Stephen Murray realized that this was an enormous opportunity to learn a lot of very valuable information about the industry that he was interested in. He would then move on to a job that was offered to him at the MH Equity Corporation. It was at this job that Stephen got his first real taste of what it was like to work in the private equity field on a regular basis. He knew that he wanted to eventually oversee hedge funds on Patch because he loved the challenge that investing presented to him.
Stephen made himself a very valuable member of the company. It was because of this that he was retained during several corporate shakeups that occurred during his employment with the company. MH Equity would eventually merge with Chemical Venture Partners in 1991. Five years later, Chemical Bank would once again merge with Chase Manhattan Corporation. Stephen stayed loyal to the company that gave him a start in the private equity industry. It was in 2006 that Stephen thought the time was right to finally break out on his own. He and several of his colleagues founded CCMP Capital. It was overseen by JP Morgan Chase. The company was a tremendous success. Stephen’s brilliant leadership allowed the company to flourish.