Stephen Murray is the former chief executive officer of CCMP Capital Advisors. He resigned from the finance firm due to health reasons and died a month later. Stephen was the company’s founding partner. The CCMP Capital was founded as a JPMorgan Chase & Co. spinoff, and since 2006 it has been focusing on private equity investments and middle-market leveraged buyouts. The last fund that Mr. Murray participated in raising for the company was $3.6 billion.
Greg Brenneman described Stephen as an excellent deal maker and a terrific investor. He also passed his comfort message to his family. His wife is called Tami A. Murray, and they had four sons. Greg currently serves the CCMP Capital as the chairperson and the chief executive officer. The company is known for its excellent performance in the finance industry. It’s normal equity investments range between $100 million and $500 million. The leading businesses that it works with are in the industrial, energy, healthcare, and consumer industries. The Securities and Exchange Commission acknowledged Greg Brenneman and Stephen Murray as the only senior administrators who were overseeing the CCMP Capital’s fund. Murray was also among the five individuals who had been named by the company on its Form ADV.
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Murray was born in New York City. He studied at the Boston College where he was awarded a Bachelors of Arts degree and later went to the Columbia University where he graduated with a Master in Business Administration. He kicked off his career by serving the Manufacturers Hanover Trust, and he managed to be the middle-market lending vice president. Mr. Murray was then employed by the leveraged finance and private equity investment division of the Manufacture Hanover. After three mergers that involved Chase Capital Partners, the company became part of the JP Morgan Partners in 2000.
Stephen Murray was also offered administrative roles in other firms apart from CCMP Capital. He was a board member of companies such as Strongwood Insurance Holdings, Crestcom International, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Jetro JMDH Holdings, Infogroup Inc., LHP Hospital Group, and Strongwood Insurance Holdings. Stephen Murray was a generous person, and he gave contributions toward many projects that were essential to the community. This participation made him be chosen to the boards of various foundations, and they include Columbia Business School, Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Make-A-Wish-Foundation, Boston College, and Stamford Museum.