Stephen Murray is a terrific private equity investor and a bold deal maker. He was raised in Westchester County in New York City suburb and attended Sleepy Hollow High School. Stephen attended Boston College and graduated in 1984 with a degree in economics. He furthered his studies and acquired a master’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia Business School.
In 1984, Stephen Murray joined Manufacturers Hannover Corporation under the credit analyst training program. Chemical Venture Partner was founded following a merger between Manufacturers Hannover Corporation and Chase Bank. His commitment and dedication enabled him to be the venture’s vice of the middle market lending.
There was another merger that formed J.P Morgan Partners, and he became head of buy-out business. He helped build J.P to be a sizeable equity business. Stephen served in all the ventures diligently, and when there was a conflict, he split and co-founded CCMP Capital in 2006. He became the chief executive officer and the president of CCMP Capital in 2007, positions he held for eight years. LLearn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://blogs.wsj.com/privateequity/2015/03/13/former-ccmp-ceo-stephen-murray-dies-at-52/
CCMP Capital deals with buyout and growth equity investments with a focus on industrial, healthcare and consumer firms. During his tenure, the company managed to raise several multibillion-dollar funds with the latest raising $3.6 billion.
The father of four served on several boards, The Vitamin Shoppe, Crestcom International, Strongwood Insurance Holdings, AMC Entertainment, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Cabela’s Pinnacle Foods, Generac Power Systems and Warner Chilcott. Other firms he also served are Legacy Hospital Partners, Aramark, Jetro JMDH Holdings, Octagon Credit Investors and Infogroup Inc. Stephen was the vice chairperson of the board of trustees at his former school, Boston College.
Stephen was passionate about philanthropy and supported Make A Wish Foundation of Metro New York where he was a member of the chairperson’s council. Stephen also supported The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Columbia Business School, Stamford Museum and Boston College. He is married to his caring wife, Tami Murray.