Stephen Murray was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CCMP Capital Advisors. Stephen Murray CCMP Capital Advisors is a private equity investment firm, which focuses on growth capital transactions and leveraged buyout. He resigned from his post due to health reasons. Stephen was also a private equity investor and a philanthropist.
Stephen Murray was born on August 2, 1962. He lived with his family in Westchester County, a suburb of New York. Stephen studied at Boston College, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree. He then proceeded to The Columbia University in 1989, where he earned his Master of Business Administration.
Stephen Murray began his career in 1984 when he was employed as a credit trainee at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, a New York-based organization. With his hard work and commitment, he rose to become the Vice President of middle-market lending.
In 1989, Stephen Murray joined MH Equity Corporation. The company had combined Manufactures Hanover Trust Company’s private equity group with its leveraged finance unit. In 1991, Manufacturers Hanover was acquired by Chemical Bank, and MH Equity merged with Chemical Ventures Partners. Hanover Manufacturers was the predecessor of CCMP. In 2000, Manufacturers Hanover became part of JP Morgan.
In 2005, Stephen Murray was appointed as the head of the bank’s buyout business. JP Morgan was mainly involved in investing in middle-marketing deals with bank’s private equity clients. He co-founded CCMP Capital Advisors, which was a spinoff of JP Morgan Chase. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/realestate/west-village-townhouse-for-17-million.html?_r=0
By 2006, CCMP Capital Advisors had a buyout and growth equity team. Stephen Murray was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of CCMP Capital Advisors in 2007.
Stephen Murray was known to be a terrific investor and a deal maker who spent most of his career in private equity.
He had positive contributions to CCMP Capital Advisors. Stephen also served on the board of major companies including Generac Power Systems, Aramark, Warner Chilcot, AMC Entertainment, Cabela’s, The Vitamin Shop, Legal Hospital Holdings, Strongwood Insurance Holdings, Octagon Credit Investors, and Pinnacle Foods. He was the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Boston College.
Stephen was also a well-known philanthropist who gave back to the community generously. He supported several foundations including the Make A Wish Foundation of Metro New York, the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Stamford Museum, and Columbia Business School. He also gave donations to the Boston College, where he studied his undergraduate degree.