Stephen P. Murray was a financial analyst, private equity investor, philanthropist, and founding president and CEO of the powerful financial services company CCMP. He was also a husband and father of four lovely children. Born on 2nd of August 1962, Steve Murray attended Boston College.
Stephen Murray graduated in 1984 with a bachelors degree in Economics. At that point he made a decision that would have a profound impact on his life. He enrolled in the credit analyst training program that was being offered at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation. His natural intelligence and experience he gained led him to become CEO of one of the world’s top financial services companies.
While working with Manufacturers Hanover, Murray attended Columbia Business School. When he graduated with his MBA in 1989, Murray was offered a position with MH Equity Corporation. MH Equity Corporation handled the leveraged finance and private equity sections of Manufacturers Hanover. Two years later, Manufacturers Hanover was bought by Chemical Bank and Murray’s division became known as Chemical Venture Partners.
The name of Stephen Murray’s financial services division changed again when Chemical Bank became part of the Chase Manhattan Corporation in 1996. The new name was Chase Capital Partners. In 2000 J.P. Morgan joined the Chase Group and the name of Murray’s department was changed again. It became JP Morgan Partners. When CCMP was pun off into an independent company, Steven Murray was named president and CEO.
Stephen Murray was a very experienced, knowledgeable, and giving man. That loved showed in the way a treated his wife and children. It is also revealed in his willingness to help numerous courses, charities, and organizations. In fact, Murray’s work as a philanthropist is legendary. He worked diligently with metro New York’s Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Lower Fairfield County Food Bank, and the Stamford Museum. He also gave his time and talent to Columbia Business School. Stephen Murray was also Boston College Board of Trustee’s vice president.
RYVoice reported that The influence of Stephen Murray spread much further than that. He had an impact on the development and growth of a number of companies that ae very popular today. One way Murray did that was to take a position of the board of those companies. Some of the companies on whose boards Murray served include:
Generac Power Systems
Legacy Hospital Partners
The Vitamin Shoppe
Stephen Murray died in 2013 at age 53.