Stephen “Steve” P. Murray is a renowned American private equity investor. He spent most of his career life at CCMP Capital, where he was both the president and the chief executive officer until recently when he resigned from the positions due to health reasons.
Apart from being a key executive officer in the United States’ financial sector, he was also involved in many philanthropic activities. He used these activities to improve the livelihood of the less fortunate in the society.
Steve was born on August 2, 1962. According to Institutional Investor magazine, the future private equity investor was brought up in Westchester County, NY. Later, he moved to Boston for his college education. Stephen Murray graduated with a degree in economics from the Boston College in 1984.
He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Columbia Business School. On receiving his undergraduate degree, Steve returned to New York City to look for job.
His good academic background quickly earned him a position at the Manufacturers Hanover Trust as a credit trainee. With the desire to enhance his career, he quickly moved up the management ladder. Steve put a lot of effort on his job.
After earning his master’s degree in 1989, the firm promoted the young Stephen Murray CCMP Capital to the vice president’s position of the company’s middle-market lending unit. He was then transferred to the private equity and leveraged finance unit of the company. This move shaped the rest of his career. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: https://www.pehub.com/2007/10/5-questions-with-stephen-murray/
In 1990’s, JP Morgan went through three mergers that saw the company change its name to JP Morgan Partners in 2000. The new merger saw Murray named as the head of buyout business in the bank in 2005.
Murray led a spin off of CCMP from JP Morgan Partners. As part of the JP Morgan, the business unit headed by Murray received numerous challenges. One of these challenges included not being able to receive business deals from the company as it would be considered favoring of in-house firm.
According to Murray, the spin off changed CCMP’s business for the better. Today, the firm ranks as one of the largest private equity firms in the globe.
As a philanthropist, Murray has supported Boston College, Stamford Museum, Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. Murray was married to Tami A. Murray and the couple had four sons.