Stephen Murray was the CEO and president of CCMP Capital. He died at the age of 52 in March 2015 after battling a lengthy illness. He resigned from CCMP Capital one month before he passed away. Greg Brenneman took Stephan’s place as CEO and president of CCMP Capital.
Greg stated that he was deeply hurt by the passing of his friend and former partner. He also stated that Stephen made very valuable contributions to CCMP Capital that have made the company the success it is today. Additionally, he stated that Stephen was a great investor and deal-maker.
Stephen is gone, but he has touched many people during his career. After he graduated from college, he worked for Manufacturers Hanover Corporation. He also worked for MH Equity Corporation and JP Morgan Partners. In August 2006, Stephen co-founded CCMP Capital, which was a spinoff of JP Morgan Chase.
Stephen became the CEO of CCMP Capital in 2007. Not only was Stephen a skilled and successful businessman, but he was also a philanthropist. The Make A Wish Foundation was one of the many charities that Stephen supported. The Make A Wish Foundation is an organization that grants the requests of terminally-ill children.
Stephen also supported the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Boston College and Columbia Business School. Additionally, Stephen served on the board of a number of companies on ccmpcapital.com, including The Vitamin Shoppe, Pinnacle Foods, AMC Entertainment and Legacy Hospital Partners.
Stephen grew up in a suburb in Westchester County, New York. He graduated from Boston College in 1984. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. Stephen decided to pursue his graduate education at Columbia Business School. He earned a master’s degree in business administration in 1989.
Stephen was a family man. He left behind a wife and four children. The family lived in Stamford, Connecticut.