CCMP Capital’d Former CEO and President: Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray was the former Chief Executive Officer and President of CCMP Capital Advisors. He passed on in the year 2015 on March twelve one month after resigning from CCMP Capital Advisors due to health complications. He left behind his wife Tami Murray and four children. He was born in the year 1962 on the fourth of August. He was raised in New York City suburb of Westchester County.

Prior to his death, he lived in Stamford Connecticut. CCMP Capital Advisors is a private equity firm that deals with buyout and equity growth equity transactions. The firm focuses on companies that are in the consumer, industrial, health care and energy sectors.

The company has invested in Cabela’s Inc, Quiznos Corporation and Warner Chilcott Plc. Stephen Murray attended the Boston College and attained his Bachelor’s Degree in economics in the year 1984. He later achieved his Master’s in Business Administration degree on the year 1989 from Columbia Business School. He was a well- known private equity investor and philanthropist.

After completing his studies he joined Manufacturers Hanover Corporation as part of its credit analyst training program.

RCACTrack reveals that, In 1989, Stephen Murray joined MH Equity Corporation and witnessed as it merged with Chemical Bank and Chase Manhattan Corporation. In the year 2005, he joined JP Morgan Partners as its head of buyout business. He was among the founders of CCMP Capital Advisors which was a spin out of JP Morgan Chase Partners in August 2006.

In the year 2007, he was named the Chief Executive Officer of CCMP Capital. In addition to working at CCMP Capital, Stephen Murray was also a board member of various companies such as Aramark, The Vitamin Shoppe, Generac Power Systems, Warner Chilcott and AMC Entertainment.

He was described as a philanthropist and demonstrated his support to various charitable organizations. The Make A Wish Foundation is among the charitable organizations that benefited from his donations. He was a member of the Chairman’s council of the Make A Wish Foundation of Metro New York. Stephen Murray also supported Boston College, Stamford Museum, Columbia Business School and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County as stated at CultureBytes.

He has been described as a terrific investor and deal maker. His death saddened many including CCMP Capital Advisors current Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Brenneman. During his time at CCMP Capital Advisors, he was able to spur the firm to establish a new identity with its investors.