Stephen P. Murray – CEO, Philanthropist, and Family Man
Stephen Murray CCMP Capital was born in New York, on August 2, 1962. He was the Co-Founder and former CEO of CCMP (Chemical Ventures, Chase Capital, Manufacturers Hanover Capital/JP Morgan Partners), a private equity firm of New York. Mr. Murray was a 1984 Boston University grad, with an Economics degree.
He entered the Credit Analyst Training Program with the Manufacturers Hanover Corp. in 1984 and finished the program in 1989. He was also a 1989 Columbia Business School grad, with a Business Administration degree. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/stephen-p-murray#/entity
The very busy Mr. Murray then became a member of Manufacturers Hanover’s leveraged finance unit within their private equity group, which was purchased by and melded with Chemical Bank Venture Partners, in 1991. After another merger in 1996, with Chase Manhattan Corp., the company was re-named Chase Capital Partners.
In 2005 Stephen P. Murray was at the head of JP Morgan Partners’ buyout business sector. In the middle of 2006, Mr. Murray became the Co-Founder of CCMP Capital. He became the President and CEO of CCMP in 2007.
Stephen P. Murray served in many capacities as his career went through its developments into his becoming the Co-Founder and CEO of CCMP Capital in 2007, but these were not his only endeavors. He was also on the board of many well-known businesses.
A few examples are Aramark, AMC Entertainment, and Cabela’s, and Vice-Chairman of The Board at Boston College. Mr. Murray also supported many other businesses and foundations, such as Columbia Business School, Make A Wish Foundation of New York, Boston College, and many others.
Mr. Murray stepped down from his position as CEO of CCMP Capital and relinquished his title to Mr. Greg Brenneman, who had been the second in command. He left his position because of an illness which took his life only a month later (8/2/62 – 3/12/2016).
Mr. Stephen Murray was only 52 years old when he passed away and he leaves his wife, Tami Murray, four sons, and many other family members and friends, including those he worked with at CCMP Capital. Stephen Murray was a kind and giving man and a great businessman. He is, and will continue to be, missed by many.