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Stephen Murray: There is Only One

The recent death of Stephen Murray has shook a lot of people to their core. This is someone that was highly respected, loved, and valued in his line of work. His occupation was that a private equity investor and philanthropist. He knew how to invest, when to invest, and the proper steps to take.

That is why he was so successful for so many years and why his death is such a tragedy. However, he may be gone, but as they say, he is certainly not forgotten. His legacy and what he accomplished will live on forever. The positive impact he made will not go unnoticed, unappreciated, or undervalued.

I mentioned that he was a philanthropist. So many people give back because it looks good or it makes them feel good as sort of a pat on the back. That was most certainly not the case with Stephen Murray. He gave back because he knew in his heart of hearts that it was the right thing to do.  Read more: Stephen Murray, The Great Investor and Deal Maker for CCMP Capital

He always did right by his investors and he always did right when it came to giving back. He knew that with great wealth came great responsibility. He was not a materialistic man looking to buy fancy things. It was just the opposite. He was looking for ways to help out others and make their lives a little easier.

In my view, that is the true measure of a man and that is why I say there is only one Stephen Murray. We don’t want to admit it, but we would be lying to ourselves if we didn’t face facts: we live in a cynical world these days. Read more: Ex-CCMP Capital CEO Steve Murray passes away

Stephen Murray had a kind heart, was generous, and an incredibly smart man. What he accomplished as the the former President and chief executive officer of CCMP Capital was second to none. He has left the company in good hands for the present and for the future.

While he is gone, he would not want us to mourn his death or sit around being sad. He would want us to remember his vision and his goals and carry on his legacy. That is one thing you can never take away from a man along with his reputation. That will forever stay with the people that were lucky enough to know him, work with him, and even get to call him a friend. Again, there was only one Stephen Murray.