Stephen Murray’s accomplishments in the investing world are well-known. Quite frankly, they speak for themselves, as does his master’s degree in addition to his bachelor’s degree. However, those are great and show what type of work ethic he had and how he handled his business.
The thing that often gets overlooked and shouldn’t with Stephen Murray was the fact that he was a great philanthropist. To me, that is the true measure of a man. It is a harsh reality, but we live in a selfish world, where most people are only interested in themselves and how many things they can obtain. It is never enough.
For Stephen Murray CCMP Captial, it was never enough in terms of giving back. He was the opposite. He was the kind of person that would give you the shirt off his back. Yes, he was a private equity investor and the president and chief executive officer of CCMP Capital.
He did a lot of good there. He made great investments, good moves, and always had his pulse on the market. He knew when to stand still, when to act, and when to react. It is rare to have that kind of intuition inside of you. However, Stephen learned that from his college experience and life experience.
In the end, I’ll always remember Stephen Murray for all the good he did and all the people he helped out. Honestly, I think that is how he would want to be remembered as well. While he never did it to get attention, praise, or anything of that sort. He wanted it to be a reminder to others that you can give back and it is a good thing to give back. Not everyone is born with certain things. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://xrepublic.net/2014/09/11/stephen-murray-the-great-investor-and-deal-maker-for-ccmp-capital/
Not everything is able to obtain items they need to survive. Because of this, you have to look out for them, take care of them, and give as much as you can.
When you think of the lives that Stephen Murray has changed and impacted, it is many. These are families that are forever grateful for all he has done.
They will mourn his loss, just like the rest of us, but it is important to remember what he has done. Stephen wouldn’t want us to sit around and be sad. He would want us to celebrate him and remember him for the wonderful human being that he was, every day, 24/7. That’s how I will remember him, for sure.