The legends most commonly remembered lived a life that was perfectly balanced between success and charitable acts. Stephen Murray, who is now deceased, lived a prosperous and successful life built solidly off of hard work. Regularly reveling in good deeds on blogs.wsj.com, the businessman was certainly one to take a lesson from.
Born in 1962 in Brooklyn, New York, Steve Murray grew up and wasted no time in achieving his goals. He attended school at Boston College and later when to Columbia Business School for his masters in business. From there, Steve Murray went on to become part of the credit analyst training program at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation in 1984. The known philanthropist continued achieving success in various locations for the next two decades.
In 2005, Steven Murray became the head of buyout business at JP Morgan Partners. This was a defining moment for the businessman because it lead to his most successful accomplishment in 2006. In August of 2006, Murray co-founded CCMP and became its president. This corporation on NY Post was essentially a spinoff of JP Morgan Partners and was home to a team of some of the greatest professionals within the industry.
In addition to leading his own successful business, Steve Murray also served on the boards of major corporations such as AMC Entertainment, The Vitamin Shoppe, Aramark, Generac Power Systems, and Pinnacle Foods. While it seems like the businessman rarely had any free time, he made sure to always have moments for charitable acts.
Stephen Murray was a regular contributor and supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York.
His passing in 2015 was devastating for not only his family and business connections, but also for the communities that he was such a prominent part of. His acts of kindness never went unnoticed and were inspirational to all those who witnessed them. His hard work throughout his academic and business careers was incredibly impressive. His good deeds, however, should be a lesson to the world because no matter how successful you become, remaining humble is of the utmost importance.