The Life and Career of Former CCMP Capital CEO Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray was a private equity investor for CCMP Capital. He was born on August 2, 1962, and died on March 12, 2015. He was the president and CEO of CCMP Capital, which is a New York-based private equity firm. He left about a month before his death, stating he left for health reasons. He had been with CCMP for over 20 years.

Beginnings & Education

Stephen was born in Brooklyn. New York. He was raised in North Tarrytown, New York and went to Sleepy Hollow High school. After high school, he attended Boston college and earned his degree in economics in 1984. Also in 1984, he became part of a credit analyst program at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation. Later he earned his master’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia Business School in 1989.


In 1989, he joind MH Equity Corporation. After being merged with varies companies between the years of 1989-1996, MH Equity Corporation became Chase Capital Partners. Read more: 5 Questions with Stephen Murray, CEO of CCMP Capital and The Exponential Growth of CCMP Capital Under Stephen Murray’s Leadership

In 2005, JP Morgan Partners named Stephen the head of buyout business. He then co-founded CCMP Capital in 2006. In 2007, he was named CEO of CCMP Capital.

Personal Life
Stephen Murray married his college sweetheart Tami Anne Monti on September 21, 1985. Together they raised four sons and resided in Stamford, Connecticut. They remained married for 29 years. He was a hero to his four sons.

He was actively involved with a number of charities. He was an avid supporter of Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boston College, Stamford museum, and Columbia Business School.

On March 12, 2015, Stephen Murray died at his home in Stamford at the age of 52. He’s survived by his parents, brothers, and sisters-in-law. He is also survived by his wife, four sons, and daughter-in-law. His funeral was March 17, 2015, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. The Boston College president presided over the ceremony.

Stephen Murray, remembered as a kind and generous man, was well-known throughout his community. Everyone who knew him remembered him as a hardworking, genuine and compassionate person. He was a smart, hardworking, loving husband and adoring father.

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