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Life and Legacy of Stephen P. Murray

We can all agree that Stephen Murray was one of the brightest financial minds in Wall Street. He was a thoughtful person who never took uncalculated risks. He turned CCMP Capital from a mere departmental branch of JP Morgan Chase into one of the leading private equity firms in the world.

He was an easy going person who brought out the best in everyone around him. An article from Central Jersey Working Moms opined that Stephen Murray was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1962 at the heart of the cold war. He attended Sleepy Hollow High School then proceeded to Boston College where he pursued bachelors in Economics. He was an A student and always performed well in his class.

After graduation in 1984 Stephen Murray applied and was accepted into a credit analysis program that was being offered at Manufactures Hannover. It was not long before he craved for more knowledge; he applied and joined Columbia Business School where he mastered in Business Administration.

Immediately after graduation he joined MH Equity Corporation which was later acquired by Manufactures Hannover. His life revolved around this company as it was acquired and merged severally through the years. He was a brilliant and hardworking person and began climbing the corporate ladder.

We all know that when a company changes hands a lot of people get laid down or reassigned. Stephen Murray maintained his job and was actively involved in the company transformation. In 2005 he was appointed as the head of buyout business at JP Morgan Partners which was the controlling mother company of Chemical Ventures which had earlier acquired Manufactures Hannover.

Soon thereafter Stephen Murray proposed and set plans in motion to form CCMP Capital which became independent from Morgan Chase in 2006. In 2007 he was appointed as the president and CEO of the private equity firm. It is clear from the foregoing that he was a hardworking person.

Apart from his business endeavors he was a family man and has been married for more than 30 years. He married his long time lover Tami Anne on September 21, 1985. There union was blessed with four children whom he loved and adored. He lived in Stamford where he helped his wife raise their four sons who looked up to him for guidance and motivation.

He was an active philanthropist and donated generously to help other people who were facing various challenges. He believed in the right to quality education and made sure his former al mater maintained its high standards. Stephen Murray served at the board of Boston College where he facilitated scholarship programs for deserving under privileged students.