Stephen Murray past away in March 2015. The former President and CEO of CCMP Capital, a private equity firm, left his position in February. His reason for leaving the company was listed as health-related reasons. Murray was 52 years old at the time of his death.
Murray has been with the various incarnations or acquisitions that lead to the ultimate creation of CCMP Capital. He began with Manufacturers Hanover Corporation in 1984. This was followed by time with MH Equity Corporation, Chemical Venture Partners, Chase Capital Partners, and JP Morgan Partners. In 2005 he co-founded CCMP Capital, a spin off of the buyout business originally under the JP Morgan Partners name. He was named CEO of CCMP Capital in 2007. He served in that position for over seven years, holding the title until his resignation in February 2015.
He grew up in suburb of New York City in Westchester County, New York. His education included a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Boston College in 1984. Murray followed that with a Master’s of Business Administration from Columbia Business School in 1989.
A member of numerous boards, he spent time with AMC Entertainment, Cabela’s, Aramark, and others throughout his investment career. Murray, as a noted philanthropist, served as a member of the chairman’s council for the New York City Metro Make a Wish Foundation. He was also connected to other charitable organizations including the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County and Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Additionally, he served his alma mater Boston College as vice chairman of the board of trustees, and provided long-term support to the Columbia Business School.
Murray was a resident of the state of Connecticut at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Tami A. Murray, along with their four sons.