Stephen P. Murray’s death is, of course, incredibly sad and one that really shook his close personal friends, family, and colleagues to the core. It’s not every day that a man like Stephen P. Murray comes along. They are what we call a rare-breed.
He leaves behind an incredible legacy as former president and CEO of private equity firm CCMP Capital. Our legacy and reputation is what we leave behind when we pass. This is a tough one because he was so young and had so much more ahead of him. However, because of his reputation and the kind of person he was, he might be gone but he will surely never be forgotten. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://nypost.com/2015/03/13/ccmps-murray-dead-at-52/
There is an old expression that I’m quite fond of and that is “People will forget what you did to them, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” When it comes to Stephen Murray, he made a whole lot of people feel very, very good. He went out of his way to do so with his philanthropy work. Read more: 5 Questions with Stephen Murray, CEO of CCMP Capital and The Exponential Growth of CCMP Capital Under Stephen Murray’s Leadership
He felt it was a responsibility when you come into good fortune. There is no need for fancy cars or big equipment. It is about using that money for good and helping out others. That is why his reputation is so profound and so rock solid.
As far as a person, he had four sons and a lovely wife in Tami A. Murray. They were proud residents of Stamford, Connecticut – Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://rcactrack.com/2016/01/01/ccmp-capital-resumes-business-after-death-of-stephen-murray/. As far as the company he worked for CCMP Capital, many believe he was a big part of their success. There is another expression that some things you have to work really hard at and some things come naturally to you.
With Stephen Murray, this type of business just seemed to be natural for him. That is not to say he didn’t work, because he worked incredibly hard. However, the actual business side and the working came natural.
That was an invaluable trait and something that simply can’t be taught or learned. It’s either within you or it is not. With Stephen Murray, he had that “it” factor. When you think of Stephen, please remember all the good he did as both a person and as a businessman.