CCMP is sad to announce that their former CEO is dead at the age of 52. He is survived by his wife and four sons. Stephen Murray CCMP Capital will be missed by his associates within the company and within the larger investment community.
After earning a degree in economics from Boston University, Stephen Murray CCMP Capital started working as an accountant trainee at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation. Five years later, he moved on to MH Equity Corporation when Manufacturers Hanover combined with its own its leveraged finance unit. Stephen continued to rise in power as more financial institutions on en.wikipedia.org merged together to become the head of buyout business at JP Morgan Partners before spinning off their buyout and growth equity team forming CCMP Capital.
Stephen Murray on crunchbase has also served on the board of many major corporations. The diversity of these business shows his depth in the business community along with how well he was admired by others in business. One of the businesses where he was on the board is Aramark Corporation that serves food to students around the world. What started out as a simple loan turned into a long-term relationship between Aramark and Stephen Murray CCMP Capital. Other businesses where he served on the board include Generac Power Systems, AMC Entertainment, Warner Chilcott, The Vitamin Shoppe, Cabela’s, Pinnacle Foods, and Legacy Hospital Partners.
He was also very generous with his time often spending hours on fortune.com focusing on the causes that he believed in most including Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York, Boston College, the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Stamford Museum, and Columbia Business School.
In today’s society, it is very unusual to find a man who spent 32 years working for the same organization.