Stephen Murray’s Legacy Lives On
You don’t often meet high-powered businessmen that are as gentle and kind as Stephen Murray was. In a world where it pays to be ruthless, Stephen Murray carved his path by being a genuinely nice guy. He didn’t need to be conniving to reap his fortune. Stephen was a true genius when it came to the investing sectors of business, and led the company he helped found to become a giant in the industry. Read more: CCMP Capital Resumes Business After Death of Stephen Murray
When each of your firm’s investments tally upwards of $500 million a shot, it would be easy and understandable to get a little full of yourself. Stephen never did. He never came across as cocky or arrogant. It was rare for anybody to even say a cross word about him. In fact, I can honestly say I never heard anybody say anything bad about him.
When Stephen Murray died on May 15, 2015, the mourning was instant and genuine. We all knew we had had lost a true genius and an innovative leader. The pain that we all experienced could never be equal to that which his family must have felt. He always talked about his wife Tami and their four sons. He was so proud of all of them.
When Stephen Murray left the firm due to health reasons, we were concerned but naturally assumed that he would be back. Stephen was a veritable Superman, and it would not be long before he would return. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: https://www.pehub.com/2007/10/5-questions-with-stephen-murray/ and http://culturebytes.org/the-exponential-growth-of-ccmp-capital-under-stephen-murrays-leadership/
That’s what we all believed. When the news of his passing came, you could feel the air let out of them room. Something had happened that was never supposed to happen.
Stephen’s legacy shall live on in the ethical ways he did business, and in the love he displayed to not only his cherished family, but the people he called friends. Godspeed, Stephen, we still miss you. Read more: CCMP’s Murray dead at 52