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Getting to Know CCMP Capital and Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray CCMP Capital has many years experience handling private equity investments. This firm has a 31-year track record in the industry, and was formed as a part of the merger of JPMorgan and Chase Capital Partners. The purpose of this company is to assist businesses with growth and buyouts. CCMP Capital invests in multiple industries ranging from consumer/retail to healthcare. The firm handles buyouts and growth investments from companies and businesses throughout North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Stephen Murray CCMP Capital on wikipedia believes that the firm’s success derived from the combined history of the company and the professionals that they have handling the investments. The acronym CCMP stands for Chemical Ventures, Chase Capital, Manufacturers Hanover Capital and J.P. Morgan Partners, which are all the organizations that essentially became CCMP Capital. CCMP Capital portfolio includes high profiled companies spanning across a variety of industries.

Stephen Murray was an essential part of the growth of CCMP Capital during his tenure with the company. In fact, he was a co-founder of the company and CEO. Many of the companies that are under the portfolio for this firm, had the pleasure of Stephen being involved and on the board. He has been with the firm’s expansion from the beginning before the creation of CCMP Capital. He started out with Manufacturers Hanover and worked with every merger and buy out. Stephen Murray was known for his expertise with the buyout industry and being the top of the pyramid in this section of J.P. Morgan Partners, all the way through CCMP Capital’s branching into an independent private equity firm. Stephen Murray was a contributor to a variety of foundations and organizations, such as the Make-a-wish Foundation. Sadly, Murray passed away in March of 2015, after failing battling with failing health, this was just a month after giving up his position as CEO due to his health.

CCMP Capital continues to maintain the roots from which they were created, as well as handling J.P. Morgan Partners’ portfolio. The firm’s current CEO and successor of Stephen Murray is Greg Brenneman, continues to show praise and gratitude for the contributions Murray made to this New York based firm during his time in the leadership role. The transactions that CCMP Capital manage and handle are estimated in the hundreds of millions in US dollars.

Although the firm is based in New York, there are many locations including London, and Texas. Throughout the induction of CCMP Capital in the buyout and growth investment industry, it has been known as one of the largest firms in the world. This success continues to follow this firm insight of the many changes that CCMP Capital has endured since its independency as a private firm was established in 2006.

Susan McGalla Talks About Her Own Business Experiences As A Woman

Susan McGalla is well known as one of the top names in fashion branding and marketing who has seen her career take many different paths over the years as she has looked to develop her career without using gender as an issue. In fact, McGalla has spent the majority of her career questioning the problems faced by women in business and looking to change the expectations and thoughts of women who are seeking to enter the business world and match her success. Susan McGalla has stated in interviews that her own career at American Eagle and now with the Pittsburgh Steelers has been lived without any thought given to whether she could achieve something because of her gender.

Susan McGalla left Mount Union College and embarked on a career that led her to the American Eagle clothing brand as a buyer. The native of East Liverpool, Ohio states she worked her way through the corporate maze at American Eagle to eventually take on the role of President and Marketing Executive without questioning herself or her career choices in terms of her gender. The only point at which McGalla questions herself is when she attends business trips and makes sure she is not the last to arrive at the very first meeting of a journey.

During the course of her career Susan McGalla has faced challenges, but has largely used her childhood and family values to guide her through to a position of success. Instead of being told she could do anything a woman was capable of by her football coach father, Susan McGalla was told she could do whatever could be achieved by a person of any gender. In her remarks about the way to encourage women to take up more high powered roles in the business community she has called for less focus to be placed on the gender issue and more on encouraging women to achieve on their own. by switching the focus from gender to those of simply achieving what is possible she believes the road to success can be made a little easier. After leaving her position with American Eagle, Susan McGalla is now an executive consultant with her own company and has returned to the football world with her role as head of strategic planning with the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL franchise. The role with the Steelers brings McGalla back to a male dominated industry that she has entered without fear or thought of how her gender may play a role in any possible advancement.

The Donald Makes It Official: He will Seek the 2016 GOP Nomination for President

The current crop of GOP presidential hopefuls increased by one more candidate on Tuesday as Donald Trump announced his bid to become president. The wealthy real estate mogul released a report of his personal net worth, and it is an impressive $9 billion. Forbes Magazine previously estimated his personal fortune at a more modest $4.1 billion. As such, the man affectionately known by many as “The Donald” is capable of fully funding his own campaign.

In making his announcement, Trump made it clear that his goal is to resurrect the American Dream, which he admits has now become a thing of the past. While his wealth certainly puts him at the upper echelons of the most elite wealthy people, Trump casts himself as a man of the people. It is true that he has never held political office much less executive office. That said, he has conducted business with China and Japan, two major currency manipulators, and has been successful. In fact, it is this particular skill which he says will allow him to craft truly beneficial trade agreements with foreign nations.

In addition, Trump made it clear that he is no friend of Mexico. Those at Amen Clinics know that. He would erect a large scale wall across the US-Mexico border to put an end to illegal immigration. His primary concern is illegal immigration opens the door to various felons to enter the United States. While the third member nation of NAFTA is sending illegals into the United States, the nation is exporting jobs south of the border. Trump aims to reverse that trend to benefit American workers.

Vladmir Putin Tells Russian People Sanctions By West Will Spur Russia Growth

Russian President Vladmir Putin hosted a rare forum where Russian citizens were free to ask him any questions. Putin started the forum by declaring that sanctions imposed by the West would create an opportunity for Russia to be self sufficient and growth their economy in spite of the sanctions. Russia received sanctions and international condemnation after its blatant take over of the Crimea and its incursion in the Ukraine. Putin touted that the sanctions, which limits Russia’s banking relationships and international trade, would not work and that Russia has the resources and productivity to grown and expand its economy. Putin Gives Country Pep Talk

Putin’s confidence was not shared by many of his patrons. A number of Russian farmers asked Putin if he really understood the impact the sanctions were having on their ability to farm and make a living. One farmer even invited Putin to come see the effects of the sanctions on his farm during the open forum.

While many such as Kevin Seawright believe that the forum hosted by Putin was carefully designed to put him in the best light and to show Russia and the world that he was still in charge, to many in the West the forum shows that Russia is struggling to deal with the intended affect of the sanctions and that Putin may not have the populous following that he portrays that he has. Economist also take exception to Putin’s statements and do not see a growing Russian economy under he current sanctions.