Stephen Murray: Tomorrow’s Never Promised

Sometimes it seems that life can be all too short. We can forget that tomorrow’s never promised, and every day’s a blessing. That we only get one shot to make the best of our lives.

That no matter how many good things you do in life it can all be gone tomorrow. By the way Stephen Murray lived his life, it would seem that he knew these facts of life all too well. Read more: West Village Townhouse for $17 Million

Stephen P. Murray, known as Steve by friends and family, was born August 2, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York. In 1984, he graduated with a degree in economics from Boston College. Learn mo

The same year he was accepted as a trainee into the Manufacturers Hanover Trust Corporation analyst training program. Five years later he earned his master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Business School.

Following his training through the Manufacturers Hanover Trust Corporation analyst training program, he was hired as part of MH Equity Corporation. MH Equity Corporation would later become Chase Capital Partners before being bought out by JP Morgan. Murray remained loyal throughout all the changes. His loyalty was rewarded when he was named head of buyout business at the company in 2005.

The following year he became co-founder of CCMP Capital. He became the President and Chief Executive Officer of CCMP in 2007. During his time as CEO, Murray served on the board of several different companies.

Murray was also someone willing to give back to people less fortunate than himself. He believed it was his civil duty to help those in need. As a philanthropist, Murray had many dealings with the Make A Wish Foundation. Even becoming part of the chair’s council of Metro New York.

He also was an avid supporter of the Food Bank of Fairfield County, and has made many donations to the Stamford Museum and Columbia Business School.

Sadly, in spite of his philanthropist ideals Stephen Murray died at the age of 52 on March 12, 2015.

He is someone who will be missed a great deal. Just a month before his death, Murray resigned as CEO of CCMP Capital for health reasons.

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