There are many great individuals in the finance industry. These individuals worked hard to leave their mark. Controlling powerful companies on LinkedIn and doing whatever was necessary to get their clients the returns they deserved. One of the greatest names in the history of finance was Stephen Murray.
Steve Murray was born in Massachusetts. He excelled in school and easily earned his spot at Boston College. At Boston College, he earned his degree in economics. He worked in the private sector for several years, and then went to Columbia Business School. He excelled at Columbia Business School, quickly received his MBA.
After finishing his education, Steve Murray went to work for the Manufacturers Hanover Corporation. The company transitioned through several different names and forms throughout the early nineties, until it was acquired by Chase. JP Morgan then acquired Chase in the early 2000s. While the company’s name kept changing, Stephen was diligently working his way up the ladder. In 2005, JP Morgan made him the head of buyout business. Just a year later, JP Morgan chose to spin off several divisions. One of the spinoffs was CCMP Capital, and Steve Murray was a natural choice for CEO of this new company.
CCMP quickly became an industry leader. People throughout the industry looked towards CCMP for guidance and leadership, and Steve Murray was mostly credited for the company’s success. Today, the company is still seen as a major player in the industry.
Stephen served on the boards of companies like AMC Entertainment, Aramark, Vitamin Shoppe, and numerous other companies. All of these companies benefitted from Stephen’s insight and expertise and Stephen was proud to serve on these boards.
Stephen loved working in the business community on patch.com, but his life’s passion was giving back via philanthropic works. He regularly helped the Make-a-Wish foundation raise money. He loved his alma mater’s and gave generously to Boston College and the Columbia Business School. He felt that the neediest in our community need our support, so he supported the local food bank. Stephen left his mark on the business world, but his philanthropic works had a huge impact on the world.
Unfortunately, he recently passed on, but people throughout the financial sector have benefitted from his keen insights. CCMP remains a strong leader in the financial world because of his leadership.