The Rise of a Great Investor, Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray was a businessman, private investor and philanthropist. He was also the Chief Executive Officer and the president of CCMP Capital, a private equity investment whose operations encompasses growth and buyout equity transactions.

Education

Stephen Murray had earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Boston College graduating in the year 1984. He advanced with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Columbia Business School. Stephen Murray was brought up in a New York City district in Westchester County, NY.

Career

His career began earlier in the 80s when Murray became part of the credit training program at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation. 5 Years after joining the training, Murray joined MH Equity Corporation, a company that had consolidated Manufacturers Hanover private equity group with its leveraged finance unit. Manufacturers Hanover was acquired by Chemical bank which later amalgamated with Chemical Ventures Partners.

Chemical bank then amalgamated with Chase Corporation in the year 1996, rebranding into Chase Capital Partners. Murray was appointed the CEO of buyout business at JP Morgan Partners. It was finally in 2006 when Murray co-established CCMP Capital, being a spinout of JP Morgan Chase and in 2007, he was named the CEO of the company.

Stephen Murray served as an executive in a series of other companies including The Vitamin Shoppe, Aramark, Cabela’s, Legacy Hospital partners, AMC Entertainment and Pinnacle Foods.

Philanthropy

Stephen Murray has donated hundreds of millions to another of organizations including Boston College, Columbia Business School, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York, Stamford Museum, The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County and a number of educational initiatives. He has served as the chairman of the board of trustees at Boston College as well as a chairman of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital:  http://www.wsj.com/articles/ccmp-capital-advisors-gets-backing-to-resume-investing-from-fund-1430946145 and http://observer.com/2015/02/this-old-thing-private-equity-honcho-drops-little-place-uptown-for-11m/

Stephen Murray passed away at an age of 52. He resigned and left CCMP last month due to what was reported as a health concern. After being with the company since 1989, Murray spearheaded the company to becoming a global leader in an industry flooded with private equity firms with a capability of investing between $100 million to $500 million of equity per transaction.

The company is now focusing on companies in the industrial, consumer, energy and health care sector. It has invested in Quiznos Corporation, Cabela’s Inc., and Warner Chilcott Plc.

According to the current CCMP CEO, everyone in the company was saddened to know their former long serving president had passed away.

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Ex-CCMP Capital CEO Steve Murray passes away
Stephen P. Murray, 52; Financial Executive; Stamford Resident; Vice Chair Boston College Board of Trustees

 

NutriMost Is Recommended By Experts

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George Soros Promotes Open Societies

In addition to being a widely respected businessman and political activist, George Soros has been active for decades in the area of promoting free and open societies around the world. His first major philanthropic effort was in 1979 when he contributed scholarships to black South Africans during apartheid so that they could have access to educational opportunities and help combat the oppressive regime in place. Since then, George Soros has generously funded educational initiatives all over the globe. He launched the Open Society Foundations, which now have a presence in over 100 countries around the world and serve as beacons of freedom and help safeguard basic human rights. The premise of the societies is that the seek to promote transparency and openness in government so that the government is actually accountable to the people and unable to manipulate or withhold the truth for its own benefit.

Decades ago, in an article for The Atlantic, Soros penned an essay on the role of the free market in deciding what type of society we would live in. He warned that letting the free market decide the types of values we will have as a society is what a capitalist would want. He thinks that very premise is dangerous to society overall. His essay was titled “The Capitalist Threat.” In it, Soros explained that it was the rule of communist regimes that prompted his work to establish the Open Society Foundations. He said that in communist controlled countries, the general populations already understood the need for openness and the free exchange of information. Even after communities ruling parties collapsed all over the world, Soros said the Western governments missed a vital opportunity to truly embrace the values of an open society.
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Part of the problem with spreading the awareness and understanding of open societies to people who had previously lived under communist rule, according to Soros, is that they are immediately faced with ensuring their own survival. That is, those people simply do not have the time or resources to concern themselves with broader political movements because they are focused on where the next meal to feed their family will come from. To that end, Soros has spent significant time and effort in formulating a definition of what an open society really is so that he can explain this message to the masses. While he admits that it is a difficult concept to grasp at first, Soros thinks that an open society involves protecting individual rights and upholding shared values at the same time. Soros believes that free market capitalism will not allow an open society to thrive because it will put the needs of individuals over the common good at all times, which will lead to a small, dominant group of individuals who control all of the resources and power within a country. At the other end of the spectrum, communism does not allow individuality to flourish, so the central government ends up dominating. Soros thinks the answer is somewhere in the middle of the two extremes.

Learn more about George Soros:

https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soros
http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros

Petitions To Have Maduro Removed

Some people who live in Venezuela aren’t happy with how Nicolas Maduro is running the state, that’s according to the Latino Show Magazine. There have been over 1.8 million people who have signed a petition to have Maduro removed from his office. They don’t like the fact that he has shortened work weeks to save power in an area where oil is a rich source. All of the petitions that were signed were delivered in plain boxes so that no one would suspect what was taking place. There are hints that Maduro could step down from office, “but there has been nothing set in stone” says celebrity Luque. He has recently ordered pubic workers to only work two days during the week, and he is trying to increase minimum wage. These efforts might come a little too late as residents are tired of dealing with the harsh rule of Maduro and his demanding ways. There are food shortages as well as periods during the day when the power is out. Inflation is also rising, quickly, which is another part of Maduro’s demise.